Regulatory agencies

August 17, 2018 - 9:06 am
HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say the Westinghouse Electric Company has no plans to clean uranium leaks at a nuclear fuel plant despite evidence that it could reach South Carolina's water supply. Instead, Westinghouse wants a new 40-year extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans are pushing back, saying...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans say Kavanaugh's writings and...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is defending President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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June 12, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are disputing the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. The Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Congress on Tuesday that "there is...
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June 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce...
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June 01, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant says it will cost $1.4 billion and take 60 years to shut down a site due to close in October. A subsidiary of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. recently filed its plan for the Oyster Creek plant. It will now be reviewed by...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, nuclear waste is stored in underground containers at the Idaho Nation. A small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium about the size of a U.S. quarter is missing from an Idaho university that was using it for research, leading federal officials on Friday to propose an $8,500 fine. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Idaho State University can't account for about a 30th of an ounce (1 gram) of the material that's used in nuclear reactors and to make nuclear bombs. The plutonium was being used to develop ways to ensure nuclear waste containers weren't leaking and to find ways to detect radioactive material being illegally brought into the U.S. following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the school said in an email to the AP. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
May 04, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium about the size of a U.S. quarter is missing from an Idaho university that was using it for research, leading federal officials on Friday to propose an $8,500 fine. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Idaho State...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Chinese and corporate flags fly in front of the offices of the Anbang Insurance Group in Beijing. The founder of the Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel went on trial Wednesday, March 28, 2018 on charges of fraud and abusing his position for personal benefit. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
March 28, 2018 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of the Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel went on trial Wednesday on charges of improperly raising billions of dollars from investors and abusing his position to benefit himself. Wu Xiaohui, chairman of Anbang Insurance Group, was detained last year...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 16, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian government hacking operation aimed at the U.S. power grid did not compromise operations at any of the nation's power plants, federal regulators and the industry said Friday. Corporate networks at some of the 99 nuclear power plants licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory...
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