Radiation accidents

This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department of Energy said the facility at the Idaho National...
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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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FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County, in Richland, Wash. The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 that workers at Hanford have started injecting grout into a partially collapsed tunnel that contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
October 04, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have started injecting grout into a partially collapsed tunnel that contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons, the U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday. The grout is intended to improve the...
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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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FILE - This October 1970 file photo shows Richard Pyle. Pyle, an Associated Press reporter whose career spanned a half-century of war, catastrophe and other indelible stories has died in New York, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Richard Pyle was 83. (AP Photo/File)
September 28, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalist Richard Pyle, whose long and accomplished Associated Press career spanned the globe and a half-century of crisis, war, catastrophe and indelible moments in news reporting, died Thursday at age 83. He died at a hospital of respiratory failure due to lung fibrosis and...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo, a photographer takes a photo before a press conference at the Toshiba Corp.'s headquarters in Tokyo. Toshiba and a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity signed a deal Thursday for the sale of the Japanese electronics company's computer memory chip business, a move long opposed by Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
September 28, 2017 - 5:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba and a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity signed a deal Thursday for the sale of the Japanese electronics company's computer memory chip business, a move long opposed by Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital. The consortium includes Apple Inc. and Dell...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, actor Jared Harris poses at the premiere of "Certain Women" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Harris will star as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the upcoming miniseries, “Chernobyl”. Filming will begin in Lithuania in spring of 2018. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2017 - 7:21 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian...
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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 30, 2017 - 2:54 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says there is a high risk that a second tunnel filled with radioactive waste might collapse at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. A tunnel partially collapsed on May 9, forcing some 3,000 workers to seek shelter for a few hours...
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