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Texas Nuclear Plant’s Fire Protection Inadequate

A congressional nuclear watchdog agency has raised safety concerns about an aging fire protection system at Pantex, the country’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly plant. The Amarillo Globe-News reported Tuesday the agency wants the National Nuclear Security Administration to …

Regulators Warn of Flood Risk at South Carolina Nuclear Plant

Federal regulators say the danger of flooding at Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina is higher than previously thought. The Charlotte Observer reported the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notified the Charlotte-based utility about the risks. The report says …

2 Injured in Steam Blast at French Nuclear Plant

France’s electricity utility says that two people have suffered slight hand burns in a blast of steam at the country’s oldest nuclear reactor. Electricite de France, or EDF, denied reports of a fire at the Fessenheim plant in eastern France. …

Vermont Finds Contaminated Fish Near Nuclear Plant

A fish containing radioactive material turned up in the Connecticut River near Entergy Corp’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, state health regulators said Tuesday, another potential setback to Entergy’s effort to keep it running. The state said it needs to …

Report: Japan Underestimated Tsunami Risk to Plants

U.N. inspectors faulted Japan on Wednesday for underestimating the threat of a devastating tsunami on its crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant but praised its overall response to the crisis as exemplary. The preliminary report by a team from the International …