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Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:40:50 GMT2017-05-23T20:40:50Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground because of changes in budget priorities, the agency said Tuesday....

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:13:42 GMT2017-05-23T17:13:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years....

Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:12:49 GMT2017-05-23T01:12:49Z

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday....

UN-backed panel adopts draft treaty banning nuclear weapons

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:44:36 GMT2017-05-22T17:44:36Z

GENEVA (AP) -- A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing....

Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:36:03 GMT2017-05-21T14:36:03Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy....