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US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute


The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.

Ameren Missouri to begin moving spent nuclear fuel


Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center will begin this week moving spent nuclear fuel to new storage containers.

Local officials blame feds for delay in nuke dump reopening



Making claims that have been drawing sharp criticism, the federal government said this week that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can't reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.



Construction halted at Hinkley Point C nuclear project site


Work has stopped at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power site in the UK after regulators say the company informed them they were halting production.

TVA requests license for substantially complete Watts Bar Unit 2


The Tennessee Valley Authority has sent documentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission informing them that construction of the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor is substantially complete. The letter provides a list of remaining key activities which will be finished prior to operations and requests that an operating license be issued for the unit.


Japan restarts first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster


For the first time since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor on its soil.  The Kyushu Electric Power company today reactivated the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu Island. 

Areva customizes nuclear power plant integrated head assembly


Areva was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to fabricate and install an integrated head assembly for South Carolina Electric and Gas’ V.C. Summer nuclear power plant.

IAEA says it can't give Congress its nuke document with Iran


The head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that he cannot give Congress a copy of the organization's nuclear inspection document with Iran despite harsh criticism from Republican senators.

NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conversion facility in Illinois.

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal


House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges


A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

NRC finalizes environmental study for nuclear plant license extension


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final report on the environmental impacts of renewing the operating license of the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire.

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections


Iran says it will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities.

Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit


A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

Backers, foes of Iran nuclear deal lobby Congress


Israel's ambassador to the United States implored congressional Republicans on Wednesday to scuttle President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and Western powers as the White House dispatched senior administration officials to Capitol Hill to make the case for the accord.

CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books


Toshiba's chief executive resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.

EDF Energy completes nuclear power plant safety enhancements


EDF Energy completed a series of post-Fukushima enhancements at its nuclear power plants.

IAEA-led team completes safety review at Japan nuclear power plant


An international team of nuclear safety experts completed an operational safety assessment at a power plant in Japan.

Nuclear fuel loading completed at Sendai nuclear unit


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it finished loading nuclear fuel assemblies into the Sendai Unit 1 nuclear power plant in Japan.