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  • Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks

    Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks
    Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of endangering public safety in Europe with its decision to buy nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built nuclear plants from a U.S. supplier, saying Ukrainian leaders had failed to learn anything from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster about safe nuclear energy usage.
  • Masao Yoshida dies at 58; led response to Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58. He died Tuesday of esophagus cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to a statement from...

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

    Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level
    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....

    Could small nukes be the energy answer?

    Scrambling to shrink their carbon footprints, federal agencies in Hampton Roads and beyond are eyeing a proven yet controversial source of energy: nuclear power. But they’re not pursuing large-scale power plants that tend to evoke the accidents at...