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Fukushima Plant Failed to Probe Cause of Faulty Filters

TOKYO (AP) — Officials at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Representatives of the …

Japan to Start Releasing Fukushima Water Into Sea in 2 Years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. It’s a move that’s fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan’s neighbors. The …

Newly Found Fukushima Plant Contamination May Delay Cleanup

TOKYO (AP) — A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning …

Japan Court Orders Gov’t, TEPCO to Pay in Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO (AP) _ A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen …

The U.S. May Soon Have the World’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

Bonnie Rippingille looked out at the wisps of steam curling from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant across Biscayne Bay with a sense of dread. In December federal regulators approved Florida Power & Light Co.’s request to let the facility’s …

NRC: Virginia Nuclear Reactors Could Restart Next Week

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says two nuclear reactors shut down since the August earthquake could be restarted as early as next week. The agency met with about 300 members of the public Tuesday night in Mineral, the epicenter of the …

Virginia Reactors Won’t Restart Until Safety Assured

Dominion Virginia Power said Friday it won’t restart the two nuclear reactors at its North Anna Power Station rattled by the Aug. 23 earthquake until the company is convinced it is safe. The plant about 11 miles from the central …

Oil Spill, Blast Hit Crippled Japan Nuclear Plant

An oil spill and a small explosion have caused limited damage – but no further radiation leaks – at the crippled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, the plant operator said Tuesday. Workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant found an oil …