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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 …