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  • Japan's 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families

    When the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu Segawa.
  • South Korea to store low radioactive waste next month at the earliest

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea hopes to win sufficient community support to open a long-delayed storage facility for low and medium level radioactive waste next month at the earliest, the head of the country's nuclear safety body said on Tuesday. The...

    Limited Gas, Closing Plants Squeeze Electricity

    Limited Gas, Closing Plants Squeeze Electricity
    Last Jan. 28, in the midst of the so-called polar vortex, only 3,000 megawatts of natural gas-fired electric power were operating in the region. That was out of an installed capacity of 11,000 megawatts. Pipeline constraints limited the availability of...

    Japan's wrecked nuclear plant removes first set of spent fuel rods

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima atomic plant removed 400 tonnes of spent uranium fuel from a damaged reactor building, the first of four sets of used rods to be removed in a cleanup expected to last decades. The year-long operation is a rare...

    Peach Bottom nuclear plant cited for security lapse

    Federal regulators cited Exelon Generation Co. Monday for a "security-related vulnerability" in the on-site storage of old radioactive fuel at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant 45 miles north of Baltimore. Federal regulators cited Exelon Generation...