Nuclear power generation

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is defending President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 04, 2018 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday defended President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. Experts disagree and say Trump is...
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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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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 01, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prepare "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump believes "keeping America's...
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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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May 16, 2018 - 8:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government proposed an energy plan Wednesday that sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy use in the coming decade despite challenges after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The draft, presented to a government-commissioned panel, said that by fiscal 2030 nuclear energy should...
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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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April 25, 2018 - 4:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina's House considering cutting electric rates used to pay for failed nuclear plants (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The South Carolina House has renewed its demand that utility customers stop paying the 18 percent fee on their bills for two nuclear...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:11 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in southern Iran near a nuclear plant, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The USGS says the quake struck at 0634 GMT...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:24 pm
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility says it wants a say in whether its partner in building two failed nuclear plants can merge with a Virginia utility. In a filing Thursday, Santee Cooper says it hasn't decided if it will support or oppose Dominion Energy's offer to buy...
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