Nuclear energy regulation

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leaders of both Democrats and Republicans in the South Carolina Senate are calling for a special session of the Legislature to deal with the abandonment of two nuclear reactors under construction. Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey of Edgefield and Senate Minority Leader...
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FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows construction well underway for two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. South Carolina's state-owned public utility has voted to stop construction on two billion-dollar nuclear reactors. The reactors were set to be among the first new nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in decades, but the vote by Santee Cooper’s board on Monday, July 31, 2017 likely ends their future. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
August 01, 2017 - 3:36 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility will brief South Carolina regulators Tuesday on its plans to end construction of two nuclear reactors that customers have already paid billions to build. The state Public Service Commission will hear from executives with SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina...
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FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows construction well underway for two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. South Carolina's state-owned public utility has voted to stop construction on two billion-dollar nuclear reactors. The reactors were set to be among the first new nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in decades, but the vote by Santee Cooper’s board on Monday, July 31, 2017 likely ends their future. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
August 01, 2017 - 3:34 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina regulators will question plans to end construction of two nuclear reactors that customers have already paid billions to build. The state Public Service Commission will hear Tuesday from executives with SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric &...
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July 18, 2017 - 3:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress for a second time that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal. But they say Iran is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. The officials say the Trump administration...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress for a second time that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal. But they say Iran is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. The officials say the Trump administration...
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July 05, 2017 - 5:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The agency that regulates the U.S. nuclear industry will not fine a company for spilling radioactive sludge outside a disposal facility. Saskatoon, Canada-based Cameco had faced a $35,000 fine from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Commission officials told the company in a...
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June 28, 2017 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has approved a bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. Supporters said the bill represents a comprehensive package to...
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June 23, 2017 - 5:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from Los Alamos National Laboratory to other federal labs this week. The National Nuclear Security Administration said Friday it was informed by the lab that procedures weren't...
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June 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top House Democrats are questioning whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to security clearance investigators. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and New York and Rep. Eliot Engel say in a letter Monday that they...
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