Nuclear energy regulation

FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference in Cincinnati. The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. That’s according to an investigation by Senate Republicans released June 6. “The Obama Administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Portman, the subcommittee’s chairman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)
June 06, 2018 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. An investigation by Senate...
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June 01, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant says it will cost $1.4 billion and take 60 years to shut down a site due to close in October. A subsidiary of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. recently filed its plan for the Oyster Creek plant. It will now be reviewed by...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State regulators are questioning South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s statement that the utility could not release a report critical of construction of two nuclear reactors because the company planned to use the report to sue the chief contractor. The Office of Regulatory...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:04 pm
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation authorizing $300 million annually in ratepayer-financed assistance to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry has been signed into law. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy also signed a measure Wednesday aimed at strengthening New Jersey's renewable energy goals...
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FILE - This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 10, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say the bill would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three...
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May 09, 2018 - 7:18 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on two nuclear reactors abandoned during construction in South Carolina (all times local): 7:15 p.m. South Carolina senators have tentatively approved a bill to repeal a law that critics say led to the multibillion abandonment of two nuclear plants after 10 years of...
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May 09, 2018 - 12:14 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers will come back in both May and June to deal with the budget and possible vetoes by the governor as well as bills dealing with the abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors. The Senate and House agreed Wednesday on a resolution allowing lawmakers...
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April 22, 2018 - 12:56 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A filing by the state attorney general's office says a law that allowed South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. to increase customers' bills nine time for two failed nuclear reactors is unconstitutional. The State newspaper in Columbia reports it's the first time the office has...
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President Donald Trump blows a whistle to start a race for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 02, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials said Monday they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes," hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately a pass border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it...
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President Donald Trump stops to speak to members of the media as he arrives for Easter services with first lady Melania Trump at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 02, 2018 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling for new border wall and immigration legislation, tweeting that moving to the "nuclear option" in the Senate is only way to muscle such a measure through Congress...
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