DOE Approves Conditional Funding to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
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DOE Approves Conditional Funding to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
2022-11-28 17:13:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy has approved roughly $1.1 billion in conditional funding for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed its application for federal funding on Sept. 2, 2022, the same... Read More

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Urged to Amend Security Rule Language 
2022-05-02 23:16:19
by Reece Nations

BERKELEY, Calif. — The American Nuclear Society and The Breakthrough Institute are pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to alter and clarify its regulatory language governing the physical protection of nuclear plants and materials. The charge is being led by The... Read More

Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
2022-04-28 20:56:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or to people, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi upon his return from a visit to... Read More

Biden Launches $6B Effort to Save Distressed Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a $6 billion effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change.... Read More

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West Virginia Rescinds Ban on Nuclear Power Plants 
2022-02-09 23:43:42
by Reece Nations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday signed a bill to allow the operation of nuclear power plants in the state, reversing a ban enacted in 1996. The legislation removes two sections of state public health code... Read More

Nuclear Energy Considered as Alternative to Help Biden Reach Climate Goals
2021-11-04 19:51:01
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the nuclear power industry tried to convince a Senate panel Thursday that much of the answer to reducing global warming is already within our grasp. Nuclear energy technology has advanced beyond the horrors of meltdowns and... Read More

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Luria Wants U.S. to Back Nuclear Power Considerations at COP26
2021-10-28 15:26:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — When parties come together at the 26th U.N. Global Climate Conference —  COP26 — later this month, nuclear power is set to be highlighted as it has never been previously at a global climate change convention, and one... Read More

Analysts Ask Congress to Expand Clean Energy Tax Cuts to Nuclear Energy
2021-10-07 20:32:36
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Senior analysts from the Breakthrough Institute circulated a letter on Thursday compelling Congressional leaders to extend federal clean-energy tax credits to advanced nuclear energy. Breakthrough Institute's Jameson McBride, senior climate and energy analyst, and Adam Stein, senior nuclear... Read More

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