US regulators delay decision on nuclear fuel storage licenseMarch 21, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. regulators say they need more time to wrap up a final safety report and make a decision on whether to license a multibillion-dollar complex meant to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear power plants around the nation.
Bid to keep California reactors running faces time squeezeFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A late-hour attempt to extend the life of California’s last nuclear power plant has run into a predicament that will be difficult to resolve: a shortage of time.
A state analysis Monday predicted it will take federal regulators until late 2026 to act on an application to extend the operating run of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Regulators nix proposal on California’s last nuclear plantJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pointed language, federal regulators rebuffed a request Tuesday from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life for its twin reactors.
1st small modular nuclear reactor certified for use in USJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the design for what will be the United States' first small modular nuclear reactor.
The rule that certifies the design was published Thursday in the Federal Register.
S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant can keep running for 40 yearsSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials have granted a South Carolina factory which is just one of three in the country making fuel for nuclear plants a license to keep operating for 40 years.
Environmental groups had fought the new license for Westinghouse Nuclear in Columbia or at least asked federal officials to limit it to 20 years because of more than 40 environmental and safety problems at the facility since 1980.
2 radiation incidents investigated at Salem HealthAugust 13, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued two “event notifications” for incidents involving Salem Hospital’s radiation oncology department earlier this year.
One incident involved hospital employees, while the other involved patients.
Federal court denies tribe a review of uranium licenseAugust 9, 2022 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's request for a review of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to grant a license for a potential uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota despite the tribe not being individually consulted on the potential impact to cultural resources.
Feds rescind license extension for Florida nuclear plantFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have reversed a decision to allow a South Florida nuclear power plant to continue running for another 30 years by ordering a new review of potential environmental risks, including those posed by climate change.
Report says new nuclear reactor is risky; utilities disagreeFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
A new type of nuclear reactor that would provide carbon-free energy to at least four states in the Western U.S. poses financial risks for utilities and their ratepayers, according to a report released Thursday that was immediately criticized by the project's owner and the company developing the reactor.
NRC fines owner of former nuke plant for 2nd security lapseJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined the owners of a former New Jersey nuclear power plant for security-related violations.
Owner of closed nuclear plant faces security-violation fineDecember 22, 2021 GMT
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it plans to fine the owners of the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear power plant $150,000 for security violations at the New Jersey site.
Utility gives up construction permit for nuclear plantSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is giving up its construction permit for an unfinished nuclear plant in northeast Alabama nearly 50 years after work began on the facility.
Agency ups scrutiny of Georgia nuclear plant, citing issuesAugust 27, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear regulators said Friday that they will give greater scrutiny to construction of two new nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated.