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  • Regulators assure public Palisades plant is safe

    March 1, 2012 8:47 AM

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Federal regulators have assured the public that the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan is safe despite concerns about the facility from nearby residents. Last month, the NRC announced that safety violations had led them to downgrade the plant. The demotion means the plant... more »
  • Federal Food Regulators Ponder Over Genetically Modified Salmon

    September 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron... more »
  • Regulators Blasting Jindal's $360 Million Sand Berm Project

    September 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal environmental regulators are blasting Gov. Bobby Jindal's $360 million project to build sand berms to stop BP PLC's oil from contaminating the state's shores and wetlands and argue the berms in place have stopped little oil, pose a threat to wildlife and interrupt currents. The... more »
  • Benedictine Monks Sued Louisiana Regulators

    August 12, 2010 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An order of Benedictine monks sued Louisiana regulators Thursday for blocking them from selling handmade caskets because the monks are not licensed funeral directors. The monks of the 121-year-old St. Joseph Abbey, in St. Tammany Parish north of New Orleans, charge the state Board of Embalmers... more »
  • New Bill Will Divide Offshore Regulators Agency Into 3 Parts

    July 15, 2010 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel has approved legislation that would overhaul the government agency responsible for regulating offshore drilling. The bill would divide the agency into three parts: one for leasing and permitting; another for inspections and investigations; and a third to collect revenue. It also seeks to clamp... more »
  • Regulators Say Runaway Prius Driver Did Not Try To Stop

    March 18, 2010 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say computer data from a Toyota Prius that crashed in New York show that at the time of the accident the throttle was open and the driver was not hitting the brakes. A housekeeper driving the car on March 9 told police that it sped... more »

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