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Correction: Powering New York’s Future story

wind energy, New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story July 27 about energy proposals in New York, The Associated Press misidentified the name of an environmental organization. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council. A corrected version of the story is below: Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan Big proposals for wind ...

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AP Interview: Jordan eager to reach nuclear deal with US

Jordan, nuclear program.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is eager to reach a nuclear cooperation deal with the United States after a long impasse over uranium enrichment and both sides appear ready to compromise, the kingdom’s nuclear chief said. An agreement would give Jordan access to U.S. technology, including small modular reactors that could fit well into the country’s fledgling nuclear energy program, ...

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SCE&G wants $850 million for 2 nuclear reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Electric and Gas is asking state regulators for another $850 million as it builds two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County. The State newspaper reported the Columbia utility says this request could be enough to finish the reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville. Critics say if the Public Service Commission approves the ...

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US official criticizes E Asia plans for nuclear reprocessing

nuclear plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official has come out strongly against major powers in East Asia pursuing nuclear reprocessing that nonproliferation experts warn could lead to spiraling quantities of weapons-usable material in a tense region. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday that the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel “has little if ...

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Senate to approve lifting nuclear moratorium

A reactor vessel in a nuclear power plant. The reactor vessel accommodates the fuel in the form of enriched uranium clad in metal tubes. The tubes are arranged in bundles placed in fuel assemblies. (Image: Vattenfall via Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is poised to pass a bill that would lift Wisconsin’s ban on new nuclear plants. Currently, state regulators can’t approve new nuclear plants unless a federal facility for storing waste exists and such a plant doesn’t burden ratepayers. No federal facility exists, however. The Republican bill would erase the storage facility and ratepayer ...

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SC sues Energy Dept over unfinished nuclear fuel project

Savannah River Site; nuclear site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline. “The federal government has a responsibility to follow through with its promises,” ...

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