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Ohio nuclear plant restarts after refueling shutdown

Davis Besse, Nuclear Plant, refuel

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nuclear plant has returned to service after a biennial shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station that sits along Lake Erie in northern Ohio is owned by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy says the plant returned to service Monday night after a shutdown that ...

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Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4B for sale

nuclear plant, Bellefonte

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades. The Tennessee Valley Authority board voted Tuesday at a meeting in Buchanan to declare the Bellefonte nuclear plant near Hollywood, Alabama, surplus. The site includes two partially finished nuclear reactors, railroad spurs ...

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Fukushima plant’s new ice wall not watertight

Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight

TOKYO (AP) — Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant — which then becomes radiated and seeps back out — has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion yen ($312 million) “ice wall” into the earth around it. But even if the frozen barrier built with taxpayers’ money ...

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Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world’s worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko led a ceremony in Chernobyl, where work is underway to complete a ...

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Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt to contain leaking radioactive water. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said the structure, which was completed last month, can now be activated. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power ...

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Lawmakers look to end Wisconsin’s nuclear plant ban

After the tsunami and nuclear plant disaster in Japan prevented Gov. Scott Walker from keeping his 2010 campaign promise to end Wisconsin’s ban on building new reactors, GOP lawmakers are taking another run at the issue. Legislation that would allow construction of nuclear reactors has been introduced in both houses of the state Legislature, with the Assembly bill moving toward ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter was ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter was ...

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Japan debates radiation as manga shows nosebleed

By Yuri Kageyama | AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — A journalist finds his nose doesn’t stop bleeding after visiting the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. He also learns others suffer similar symptoms. The scene from popular manga comic “Oishinbo,” published last month, has set off a hot public debate in Japan – a nation still traumatized by the world’s worst ...

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