Nuclear waste shipment arrives in Germany, protests likely

BERLIN (AP) — A shipment of reprocessed nuclear waste arrived Monday at a port in northern Germany, and authorities were braced for likely protests as it is transported across the country to a storage...

Japan sticks to nuke fuel cycle despite plutonium stockpile

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday it will pursue its nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel, despite international concerns about the count...

Plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific provokes furious reaction

Environmental groups have reacted furiously to reports that the Japanese government is set to approve plans to dump more than 1 million tons of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima nuclear...

Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea - reports

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release contaminated water from the destroyed plant into the sea, media reports said on Friday (Oct. 16), ...

2 remote Japan towns seek to host nuclear waste storage site

TOKYO (AP) — Two remote towns in northern Japan struggling with rapidly graying and shrinking populations signed up Friday to possibly host a high-level radioactive waste storage site as a means of ec...

Germany launches new search for nuclear waste storage site

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a new search for a site to store its most radioactive nuclear waste, eliminating a disputed site at a former salt mine that was earmarked decades ago and has long be...

Review fast tracked for Nevada vanadium mine, 1st in the US

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Invoking President Trump’s executive order streamlining environmental reviews of projects critical to U.S. security, federal land managers have launched an expedited permitting proce...

Anniversary of world's 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Transported in the backseat of a blacked-out Plymouth sedan was the culmination of years of feverish work — a hefty plutonium core that would soon be used to trigger the world...

Taiwan VP reassures Lanyu residents government will dispose of nuclear waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said that disposing of the nuclear waste stored on Orchid Island (Lanyu Township), an outlying island off the coast of the eastern county...

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...

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at...

Moscow activists vow to fight on after clashes with police

MOSCOW (AP) — Activists in Moscow vowed Friday to persist with their campaign against plans to bulldoze a highway through a radioactive waste site, despite a police crackdown and mass detentions. ...

Can Bernie be stopped? Some Democratic donors are trying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nervous Democrats who never thought Bernie Sanders had a chance of winning the 2020 presidential primary are now asking the party's big-dollar donors to open their wallets to stop th...

Canadian company seeks new site to bury nuclear waste

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury waste from its nuclear plants on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, officials said Wednesday. ...

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...