Nuclear power generation

FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats accused the Trump administration Thursday of falsely suggesting the nation's electricity grid faces severe problems to justify an unnecessary bolstering of the coal and nuclear energy industries. Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his department's...
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Lawyers show banners reading "Victory" following the verdict, outside the Fukushima District Court in Fukushima, eastern Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Japanese court has awarded compensation totaling about 500 million yen ($4.5 million) to thousands of former Fukushima residents who demanded damages for their lost livelihood due to the 2011 nuclear crisis, ordering the government to split the cost with the utility. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 6:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay 500 million yen ($4.5 million) to thousands of area residents and evacuees who were demanding compensation for their livelihoods lost in the 2011 nuclear crisis. The Fukushima...
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This Sept. 30, 2017 aerial photo shows the reactors of No. 6, right, and No. 7, left, at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, Niigata prefecture. Japanese nuclear regulators say two reactors run by the utility blamed in the Fukushima plant meltdowns have met their safety standards, saying the operator has since taken sufficient measures at another plant it owns. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, a draft certificate for No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the plant in northern Japan operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. under stricter standards set after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 04, 2017 - 2:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese utility blamed for safety lapses in the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns has received its first approvals to operate reactors under stricter safety standards set since the 2011 disaster. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday that two reactors in northern Japan...
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August 31, 2017 - 10:57 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's nuclear power reactors remains shut down for what utility executives call a minor, non-nuclear issue. A spokeswoman for SCANA Corp. says the 33-year-old reactor at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station north of Columbia is safe and stable while teams assess...
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In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2017 a blister of iodide tablets is pictured in the hands of a member of the Vitr family in Aachen, Germany. German border region is preparing to hand out potassium iodide tablets to residents who want them in case of an accident at a nuclear power plant in Belgium that has caused friction between the two countries. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 8:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German border region is preparing to hand out potassium iodide tablets to residents who want them in case of an accident at a nuclear power plant in Belgium that has caused friction between the two countries. Local officials in the Aachen area received permission from the regional...
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August 29, 2017 - 7:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed against one of the two utilities that bailed on a South Carolina nuclear power project last month. The latest lawsuit filed Monday is a class action suit on behalf of 10 people in Fairfield County, where the two abandoned reactors were being...
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August 26, 2017 - 9:05 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina power customers are suing the board of state-owned utility Santee Cooper, accusing it of unconstitutionally raising rates to pay for a failed nuclear power plant project. The lawsuit obtained Saturday by The Associated Press was filed Aug. 23 in Berkeley...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department said Wednesday, Aug. 23, the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2017 - 10:49 pm
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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August 23, 2017 - 10:03 pm
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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August 23, 2017 - 10:02 pm
The Energy Department says the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a report Wednesday night that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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