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3 years 1 month ago

Putin says US should be more constructive

MOSCOW (AP) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is touting Russia's nuclear weapons, saying the country has enough strength that the United States should seek a more constructive approach to a dispute over European missile defense plans. Russia has previously threatened retaliatory moves if Washington goes ahead with plans to elements...

3 years 9 months ago

Water seeps into Omaha nuclear plant

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) - Officials say that floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk. Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said Monday that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun...

3 years 11 months ago

100 show up for nuclear decision

About a hundred people are attending a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo tonight. The commissioners will decide if they will allow a zoning change which would clear the way for a future nuclear power plant south east of...

4 years 2 weeks ago

No radiation danger in Colorado

The Colorado Health Department says there is no current risk to Colorado residents from radiation leaking from nuclear power plant reactors in Japan. Colorado health officials also are not recommending that people take potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from any possible exposure to radiation because there are side...

4 years 2 weeks ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

4 years 3 weeks ago

Nuclear plant hearing location changed

The land use hearing related to a proposed energy park in southeast Pueblo County has been extended to two days, in anticipation of many hours of testimony. The Pueblo County Commissioners will hear testimony for and against construction of a nuclear power plant, as well as other kinds of...

4 years 6 months ago

Utah company to seek permit to ship soil to Colo.

The Utah-based company EnergySolutions says it will apply for a special-use permit from Conejos County in Colorado to ship contaminated soil there and operate a waste transfer station south of Antonito. The decision came after six weeks of negotiations to address disputes over rail shipments of dirt contaminated with...

4 years 9 months ago

Congress approves sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON - Congress has overwhelmingly approved tough new sanctions against Iran, sending a message to the Tehran government that its suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability will not come without an economic price. The Senate and House acted in quick succession to agree to the new penalties targeting...

4 years 9 months ago

Birds call Three Mile Island home

State wildlife officials say Three Mile Island, known for a 1979 nuclear accident, is now the only known site in Pennsylvania where bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey are nesting near each other. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday that a pair of bald eagles joined the others on...

5 years 1 month ago

Loan guarantees recharge nuclear debate

President Barack Obama's proposal to triple federal loan guarantees for the construction of new nuclear power plants has galvanized critics of the existing program, which they say is on the verge of throwing taxpayer support behind four projects facing untold costs and dependent on unproven technology. In his $3.8...

5 years 2 months ago

Utah appeals decision on radioactive waste

The state of Utah and an interstate compact that regulates low-level radioactive waste are challenging a court's ruling that the compact cannot regulate a private radioactive waste site in the state. They will argue their case in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Thursday. EnergySolutions Inc. wants...

5 years 5 months ago

Nuclear energy becomes pivotal in climate debate

Nuclear energy was once vilified by environmentalists -- but not so much lately amid the push to curtail greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy has become a pivotal bargaining chip as Senate Democrats seek Republican votes to pass climate legislation. The nuclear industry's long-standing campaign to rebrand itself as green appears to...

5 years 5 months ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

5 years 6 months ago

Obama issues ultimatum to Iran on nukes

President Barack Obama says Iran must take action to demonstrate its peaceful intentions following the discovery of a covert nuclear facility. He says if the Islamic republic doesn't fulfill its responsibilities, it will be held accountable by the world's nations. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says "On...

5 years 6 months ago

US, UK and France tell Iran to open nuke site

The leaders of the U.S., Britain and France are demanding that Iran fully disclose its nuclear ambitions "or be held accountable" to the world community. Amid the disclosure of a secret Iranian nuclear facility today, President Barack Obama declared that Tehran is "breaking rules that all nations must follow" aimed...

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