Nuclear power generation

August 15, 2017 - 6:43 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility is suspending its request to recoup billions more from customers for a South Carolina nuclear power project it bailed on last month. South Carolina Electric & Gas on Tuesday voluntarily withdrew its request that state regulators approve its plans to abandon...
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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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FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. A U.S. official says American intelligence agencies have assessed that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead that could be fitted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. The official says the Defense Intelligence Agency assessment, first reported by The Washington Post on Aug. 8, says North Korea has made a miniaturized nuclear warhead, but that it would still have to hurdle other technical issues before it could successfully deliver such a weapon. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
August 08, 2017 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence believes Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. Washington's alarm over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. A U.S. official says American intelligence agencies have assessed that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead that could be fitted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. The official says the Defense Intelligence Agency assessment, first reported by The Washington Post on Aug. 8, says North Korea has made a miniaturized nuclear warhead, but that it would still have to hurdle other technical issues before it could successfully deliver such a weapon. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
August 08, 2017 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted North Korea after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence has assessed that Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. Washington's alarm over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's pursuit of a nuclear...
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FILe - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a cap for a containment building for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is shown near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. South Carolina’s utilities are abandoning two partly-built nuclear reactors. And they want permission to charge customers another $5 billion to cover their costs. An environmentalist says that money could have gone to renewable energy. Others say nuclear is key to cooling the planet and won’t exist if the federal government doesn’t finance it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 05, 2017 - 6:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. Expanding nuclear energy capacity was a sure bet, they said: Natural gas prices were rising, energy needs skyrocketing, and the federal government was poised to cripple...
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August 05, 2017 - 9:26 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. It was a sure bet, they said, since natural gas was expensive, electricity demand was skyrocketing and the government was poised to cripple fossil-fuel plants. State...
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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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August 02, 2017 - 1:36 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the abandonment of a nuclear reactor project in South Carolina (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. South Carolina legislators want to bar SCE&G from continuing to collect money for a now-scuttled multibillion-dollar nuclear power project customers have been...
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In this May 23, 2005, file photo, a North Korea cargo ship Paik Du San cast anchor as the bags of fertilizer are loading its at Ulsan port in Ulsan, South Korea. North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs to prevent its collapse? (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
August 01, 2017 - 4:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs? Some put its success down to...
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In this May 23, 2005, file photo, a North Korea cargo ship Paik Du San cast anchor as the bags of fertilizer are loading its at Ulsan port in Ulsan, South Korea. North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs to prevent its collapse? (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
August 01, 2017 - 3:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs? Some put its success down to...
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