Tokyo Electric Power Co. has accumulated the largest pool of radioactive water in the history of nuclear accidents. The utility must now decide what to do with it: dump in the ocean, evaporate into the air, or both.
The risk of floods and tornadoes is preventing investors in $1.8 billion of bonds of Nebraska’s biggest electricity provider from participating in the best year since 2008 for municipal debt of U.S. power companies.
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.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s inexact monitoring of contaminated water stored at the Fukushima atomic plant may have led the utility to overstate last week’s storage tank leak, according to Japan’s nuclear regulator.
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.
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.
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 .