February 27, 2013 8:32 PM
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) - World powers offered broader concessions than ever to Iran in attempts Wednesday to keep alive diplomatic channels that seek to rein in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program and prevent it from building an atomic weapon. The offer was hailed by Saeed Jalili, Iran's top official at... more »
May 21, 2012 1:18 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's top nuclear negotiator says a different path will open for North Korea if it refrains from provocations. Lim Sung-nam spoke before meeting with U.S. and Japanese envoys Monday to discuss North Korea. The meeting comes weeks after its failed long-range rocket launch and... more »
February 29, 2012 1:53 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea is welcoming North Korea's agreement with the United States to suspend uranium enrichment and put a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Byung-jae said in a statement late Thursday that North Korea has agreed to actions that Washington... more »
February 24, 2012 1:09 PM
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... more »
June 27, 2011 11:20 AM
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... more »
April 25, 2011 7:20 PM
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... more »
April 25, 2011 12:52 PM
The Pueblo County Commissioners will make a decision tonight on whether or not to allow an energy park south east of Pueblo which would clear the way for a nuclear power plant to be built there.
Pueblo Attorney Don Banner is proposing the 24,000 acre park, which would include... more »
March 30, 2011 11:51 AM
A group opposing zoning plans which would allow a future nuclear power plant southeast of Pueblo will rally on Friday, trying to put pressure on the Pueblo County Comissioners to vote against the idea.
The group, Puebloans for Smart Energy, will hold the rally on Friday at 4 p.m.... more »
March 26, 2011 6:50 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - At a time when Japan's nuclear crisis has nations worldwide questioning reactor safety, Southern Colorado's Pueblo County is taking up a fledgling proposal to build a nuclear power plant - the state's first since a plant in the northern town of Platteville was decommissioned in 1989.... more »
March 25, 2011 2:30 PM
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government is advising people within 20 miles of a damaged nuclear plant to stay indoors. But a spokesman adds that since supplies aren't being delivered to the area quickly enough, those people may just want to leave and go to places with better facilities.
The... more »
March 20, 2011 11:43 AM
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) - The operator of Japan's crippled,leaking nuclear plant says two of the six reactor units are now safely under control after their fuel storage pools cooled down.
Tokyo Electric Power Company declared Units 5 and 6 safe Sunday night after days of pumping water into the... more »
March 17, 2011 12:52 PM
Today is day three of hearing on a plan to build a nuclear power plant in Pueblo County.
The County Commissioners have heard two nights of testimony, more than 8 hours, for and against the proposed energy park.
Those in favor spoke Monday night, those against spoke last... more »
March 16, 2011 11:06 PM
A day after those in favor of a Pueblo County nuclear power plant had their say, the other side speaks. Pueblo County commissioners heard testimony from residents on Wednesday who don't want the plant to come to town.
Some like Ross Vincent say they flat out don't trust the nuclear... more »
March 16, 2011 2:00 PM
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... more »
March 15, 2011 11:23 PM
Lines are being drawn in Pueblo County as county commissioners consider bringing a 24,000 acre nuclear power plant to Avondale. The debate is so heated, meeting nights are split based on those in favor and those who aren't. Tuesday night belonged to those in favor of bringing the plant to... more »
March 15, 2011 8:56 PM
TOKYO (AP) - The operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power plant is considering spraying water and acid by helicopters and fire trucks into its troubled reactors to prevent further radiation from leaking.
Masami Nishimura, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency, said Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was... more »
March 14, 2011 11:26 PM
TAGAJO, Japan (AP) - Radiation is spewing from a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan.
The government has told people within 19 miles to stay indoors to avoid exposure.
In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation has spread from the three reactors... more »
March 13, 2011 5:52 PM
KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a Japanese nuclear plant where a partial meltdown may have occurred.
Officials are offering limited and sometimes conflicting information. One official says the core in one reactor has partially melted, despite frantic efforts to... more »
March 13, 2011 12:13 PM
KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - Japanese authorities are working to keep temperatures down in a series of nuclear reactors today, including one where officials fear a partial meltdown could be taking place.
More than 170,000 people have been evacuated as a precaution from the northeast coastal region devasted by Friday's... more »
March 12, 2011 6:47 PM
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. more »
March 12, 2011 1:26 PM
IWAKI, Japan (AP) - Officials are trying to ease fears about radiation leakage and a potential meltdown after an explosion today at a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan. They say the reactor's metal housing remains intact and radiation levels have fallen. But authorities have evacuated a 12-mile radius around the... more »
March 4, 2011 12:38 PM
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... more »
February 23, 2011 8:25 PM
Plans are moving forward to allow the construction of a nuclear power plant in Southern Colorado. The plant would be located about 25 miles Southeast of Pueblo. County commissioners must now decide whether to okay the project.
The project certainly has it's critics, including the Sierra Club which argues... more »
February 23, 2011 12:53 PM
In a meeting that lasted almost 7 hours, the Pueblo County Planning Commission approved two measures that might one day result in a nuclear power plant being built southeast of Pueblo.
The 24,000 acre site south of Grape Road and east of Huerfano Road would include a nuclear power... more »
February 23, 2011 12:47 AM
A group wants to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County including a nuclear power plant, but not everyone supports it.
Puebloans for Energizing Our Community want to build the energy park south of Highway 50, about 25 miles east of Pueblo.
The land is zoned... more »
February 22, 2011 4:35 PM
Pueblo Attorney Don Banner will present a plan tonight to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County that would include a nuclear power plant. The Sierra Club has voiced opposition to any nuclear power plant, calling it a dangerous form of energy.
The Pueblo County Planning and... more »
February 21, 2011 2:50 PM
Pueblo Attorney Don Banner will present a plan at tomorrow's Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County that would include a nuclear power plant.
The Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. at 1001 N. Santa Fe... more »
December 21, 2010 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to close out debate on a new arms control treaty with Russia, setting the stage for ratification of the accord.
The vote was 67-28 and was seen in part as a proxy vote for the final tally. President Barack Obama considers the... more »
September 20, 2010 6:44 AM
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... more »
June 24, 2010 7:28 PM
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... more »
June 18, 2010 12:58 PM
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... more »
April 27, 2010 5:20 PM
The state Senate has given initial backing to requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate backed the bill in a voice vote Tuesday. A final vote could come Wednesday.
Lawmakers worry a new national focus on nuclear energy will... more »
April 22, 2010 8:41 AM
A senior defense official says the U.S. has ruled out a military strike against Iran anytime soon.
Senior Pentagon policy adviser Michele Flournoy says the U.S. would rather pursue economic sanctions if Tehran is moving toward building a nuclear weapon. Flournoy says a military strike against Iran would be... more »
April 13, 2010 9:51 AM
President Barack Obama says the risk of nuclear attack has increased, calling it a "cruel irony" after the end of the Cold War. In his opening address to the first full day of the Nuclear Security Summit, the president notes that the risks of nations going to war with nuclear... more »
March 23, 2010 11:40 AM
Operators of the world's largest atom smasher say they will try to collide proton beams at record high energy in one week. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says beams have been circulating in the machine at 3.5 trillion electron volts since Friday. That's 3½ times higher than... more »
March 22, 2010 11:13 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is vowing that the Obama administration will not accept a nuclear armed Iran and is now working on sanctions "that will bite" to press it to come clean about its suspect atomic program.
In remarks prepared for delivery in a speech to a... more »
March 3, 2010 12:08 PM
In their annual town meeting on Tuesday, folks in this Vermont ski town voted on a town budget, debated the need for a new roof on the fire department building and adjourned at lunchtime to nosh on Tracey Coutts' famous "yummy chicken pieces" casserole and cherry pie.
But at... more »
February 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Plans are in the works to bring more energy production to Southern Colorado and with it hundreds of new jobs. Helios Solar announced on its website, it wants to build at least one manufacturing plant along Colorado's front range. The plant would manufacture revolutionary solar units called Suncubes. Pueblo and... more »
February 10, 2010 10:21 AM
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... more »
February 1, 2010 4:01 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports potentially dangerous levels of radioactive tritium - which can cause cancer - were found over the weekend in groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon. The discovery brings to at least 27 the number of nuclear reactors in the U.S. with tritium leaks... more »
January 14, 2010 8:27 AM
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... more »
January 2, 2010 9:44 AM
Iran is warning it will produce nuclear fuel on its own if there is no deal to have the West deliver the fuel in exchange for Tehran's enriched uranium by the end of January. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told state TV on Saturday the West must "make a decision" whether... more »
November 18, 2009 11:24 AM
Colorado state lawmakers are asking the U.S. Senate to limit funding for coal and nuclear energy as Congress moves to pass an energy bill. The 20 state lawmakers, all Democrats, say too much emphasis on coal and nuclear energy would reduce funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The... more »
October 25, 2009 7:06 AM
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... more »
October 1, 2009 10:20 AM
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... more »
September 26, 2009 10:15 AM
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... more »
September 25, 2009 12:45 PM
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... more »