Curtain lowers on nuke plant a stone's throw from Manhattan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the push of a red button, one of the two operating reactors at an aging nuclear plant serving millions of people in the New York City area will shut down Thursday night as fed...

AP Interview: Ravelli on USA ‘94, the virus, being different

Thomas Ravelli was talking about the coronavirus — what else? — when his thoughts turned to Sweden’s fairly relaxed attitude to a pandemic that has shut down much of the world. “Youn...

Japan nuke reactor taken offline due to delayed safety steps

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of a nuclear power plant in southern Japan was forced to shut down one of its reactors Monday because of a failure to meet the deadline for adding anti-terror safety facility...

Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium producti...

Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima n...

Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. Utility company ...

Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiwan rebuts Han’s nuclear energy claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent rebuttal of a remark made by presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a televised debate on Sunday (Dec. 29), Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiw...

Sweden closes nuclear reactor after over 40 yrs of operation

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden has shut down one of four nuclear reactors at its largest power station after over 40 years of operation, with operators citing a lack of profitability. Swedi...

Switzerland shuts down 47-year-old nuclear power plant

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has begun shutting down one of its oldest nuclear power plants after 47 years of operation. The Muehleberg Nuclear Power Plant about 40 kilometers (25 mil...

Taiwan indigenous village delays rocket launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The launch of a space exploration rocket from Taitung County scheduled for December 27 has been postponed because of opposition from a nearby indigenous village, reports s...

NRC gives permit for next-gen factory-built nuclear reactor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear industry hopes of one day bringing small, factory-built nuclear power plants to communities and industrial sites have cleared a first regulatory hurdle with the Trump adminis...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-...

The Latest: Pope denounces ‘epidemic’ of bullying in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Japan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing what he called an “epidemic” of bullying that is tor...

Pope in Japan says world must rethink reliance on nuke power

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis has met with victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power. Francis recalled Mon...

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered to be one of the n...