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Judge to feds: Move a ton of plutonium from South Carolina

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:35:16 GMT2017-03-21T17:35:16Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has handed a partial victory to South Carolina in its lawsuit over an unfinished nuclear fuel project, ruling that federal authorities must find somewhere else to store 1 metric ton of plutonium....

Local leaders join opposition to New York nuclear plant aid

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:05:47 GMT2017-03-20T19:05:47Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 70 locally elected officials in New York are calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to halt a tax subsidy program that would allow three aging nuclear power plants to remain open upstate....

Air Force arsenal of land-based nukes shrinking as planned

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:17:50 GMT2017-03-20T07:17:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump's argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower....

Court holds TEPCO, govt liable for Fukushima safety failures

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:58:09 GMT2017-03-17T13:58:09Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A court held Japan's government and a utility liable on Friday for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay more money to dozens out of the thousands of people who fled radiation released during the March 2011 disaster....

In Kentucky coal country, lawmakers open up to nuclear power

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:17:33 GMT2017-03-15T20:17:33Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Lawmakers in coal-producing Kentucky have voted to open the door to nuclear power, over objections from a legislator who called it a "kick in the teeth" to the beleaguered coal industry....