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Demolition on Washington’s Hanford Plutonium Plant Resumes

Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile. The work restarted this week at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility after being halted in late …

Regulators Ding California Nuke Plant Operator over Seismic Check

Federal regulators have hit the owner of California’s last operating nuclear power plant with a low-level violation for bungling an earthquake-related safety evaluation when it was swapping out important equipment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that Pacific Gas and …

Obama’s Visit to India Ignites Nuclear Accident Liability Debate

It’s a $182 billion question for India with no easy answer. That’s the estimated amount the country plans to spend on nuclear power plants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide around-the-clock electricity, and end the nation’s blackout …

Close Look at Leak Due at California Nuke Plant

Inspectors are waiting for the 105 degree temperature inside a nuclear reactor to drop enough to make it safe for workers and equipment to get inside and inspect a tube leak that prompted operators to shut down a nuclear plant …

Small Leak Forces Shutdown of Massachusetts Nuclear Power Plant

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass., has been shut down after what officials said was a small leak of radioactive steam in a safety relief valve. Rob Williams, a spokesman for the plant’s owner, Entergy Corp., says the …

East Coast Quake Shook US Nuclear Plant Twice as Hard as Design Allowed

Preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows last month’s record earthquake in the eastern United States may have shaken a Dominion Resources nuclear plant twice as hard it was designed to withstand, a spokesman for the U.S. nuclear safety …

Radioactive Leak at South Carolina Nuclear Plant Being Investigated

Federal nuclear safety inspectors are investigating a radioactive waste leak at a Fairfield County, South Carolina nuclear power plant amid increased scrutiny of pipes at the nation’s nuclear facilities. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said about 100 gallons of liquid …

Japan Approves Tepco Nuclear Claims Plan; Banks’ Help Eyed

Japan’s government agreed on Friday to set up a fund with taxpayer money to help Tokyo Electric Power compensate victims of the crisis at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant and avoid financial collapse. The government will issue special-purpose bonds to help …

Tokyo Electric Pleads for Government Help on Compensation

The head of Tokyo Electric Power on Tuesday asked Japan’s government to help shoulder the burden of compensating those displaced by the crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a bill that is expected to run to tens of billions …

Japan’s Edano: No limit on Tepco Nuclear Compensation Claims

Japan’s government will not put a cap on the liabilities faced by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) for damages stemming from its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Monday. Under Japanese law, the …