A proposed requirement that U.S. nuclear-power plants add $20 million devices to prevent radiation leaks, one of the costliest recommendations stemming from meltdowns in Japan two years ago, has attracted a flurry of last-minute lobbying.
U.S. nuclear power plants are storing thousands of tons of spent atomic fuel that pose risks like those triggered in the Japan earthquake that has crews battling a potential meltdown of stored fuel, nuclear safety experts said.
The earthquake that rattled Dominion Resources Inc.’s North Anna power station is renewing a 40-year- old debate over whether a nuclear plant should be built over a dormant fault line there, threatening the company’s plans for a third reactor at the site.
U.S. nuclear power plants that store thousands of metric tons of spent atomic fuel pose risks of a crisis like the one unfolding in Japan , where crews are battling to prevent a meltdown of stored fuel, nuclear safety experts said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have signaled an effort to bar Nuclear Regulatory Commission member William Magwood from being chairman by excoriating him over an atomic-waste site, a safety advocate said.
Progress Energy Inc. , which plans to merge with Duke Energy Corp. to create the largest U.S. utility owner, led a list of 14 near-misses by U.S. nuclear plant operators last year, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a watchdog group, said today in a report .
The future of President Barack Obama ’s plans to redesign the U.S. energy system with low- emission nuclear plants may hinge on reactors across the Pacific Ocean as Japan’s nuclear disaster renews a debate about the safety of plants.
More workers were drafted for the frontline of Japan’s biggest nuclear disaster as radiation limits forced Tokyo Electric Power Co. to replace members of its original team trying to avert a nuclear meltdown.