Nuclear energy regulation

December 22, 2018 - 11:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia regulators want more money to pay outside consultants to help keep track of the Plant Vogtle nuclear project. WABE Radio reports that the Georgia Public Service Commission's staff is requesting an unprecedented additional $3.6 million for 2019. That's up from the existing $1...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, V.C. Summer Nuclear Station's unit two's turbine is under construction near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. The Public Service Commission will determine at a meeting on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 how much to cut rates for 737,000 South Carolina Electric & Gas customers who have already paid more than $2 billion for a pair of nuclear reactors abandoned during construction. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 14, 2018 - 2:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina regulators approve deal to rescue utility company after multibillion-dollar nuclear construction failure.
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, V.C. Summer Nuclear Station's unit two's turbine is under construction near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. The Public Service Commission will determine at a meeting on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 how much to cut rates for 737,000 South Carolina Electric & Gas customers who have already paid more than $2 billion for a pair of nuclear reactors abandoned during construction. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina regulators' votes on issues concerning the fallout from a $9 billion nuclear construction project failure (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A majority of South Carolina regulators say they will vote to approve a deal to rescue a utility company reeling...
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December 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials postponed until at least January submitting an end-of-year report to the governor about state efforts to fight federal proposals to bury the nation's nuclear reactor waste north of Las Vegas. The state Commission on Nuclear Projects cited uncertainty Wednesday...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth. (DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, an exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, Iran. A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
October 27, 2018 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president's biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won't be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepares to re-impose a second batch of...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have hired a Virginia firm to study the possible sale of the state owned utility Santee Cooper, after the failure of a nuclear project. The State newspaper reported the decision to hire ICF International of Fairfax, Virginia, came after lawmakers met...
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October 02, 2018 - 11:02 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state regulator says a former chief executive with the parent company of South Carolina electric & Gas co. was paid nearly $2 million as a consultant on the failed nuclear project. The State newspaper reported Kelvin Major with the state Office of Regulatory Staff said...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a "cost cap" in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta, seeking to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. The plant's owners recently...
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Marge Brown, 65, says goodbye to her father, George Brown, 90, before he is evacuated from a healthcare home in Morehead City, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. "I'd like to stay and see what happens. I'm 90 plus," said Brown, a WWII veteran who says he's survived a plane crash and severe burns from a laboratory fire where he once worked. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 12, 2018 - 5:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Yet another storm has formed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the north Atlantic, but is not currently a threat to land. Joyce has maximum...
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