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  • Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says

    Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says
    U.S. commercial nuclear power plants had 10 serious incidents in 2013 that could have resulted in damage to nuclear reactors, but the industry's overall safety record improved, the Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday.
  • Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire

    Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire
    A transformer fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas has forced the shutdown of one of the two units at the site, utility officials said on Wednesday. There is no date for when the unit will come back online, Mike Bowling, a spokesman for Entergy,...

    Ratepayers should bear part of San Onofre closure cost, utility says

    Ratepayers should bear part of San Onofre closure cost, utility says
    SACRAMENTO — Preparing for months of battle over who should pay the estimated $4.1-billion cost of permanently shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which closed in June, Southern California Edison has launched a public relations...

    Nuclear agency violating law at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, court says

    Nuclear agency violating law at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, court says
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is "flouting the law" by not conducting a licensing review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The ruling was a victory of sorts for those who want the...

    Nuclear waste can't wait

    Nuclear waste can't wait
    In the 1957 Isaac Asimov short story "Silly Asses," Earthlings are added to a galactic book of planetary races that have reached maturity — defined as those that have developed nuclear capability. But then the keeper of the book learns that atomic...