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  • Nuclear power industry hopes for a new era

    For decades, the U.S. nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. But as President Barack Obama prepares to issue new carbon-emission regulations targeting the power industry, nuclear companies are hoping a new era is upon them.
  • Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister's office

    Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister's office, sparking concerns about drones and their possible use for terrorist attacks. No...

    Mexico recovers stolen radioactive material

    Mexican authorities say they have recovered hazardous radioactive material stolen last week from the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco. The Interior Ministry says the material, Iridium 192, used for industrial radiography, was found sealed in its container...

    Japan logs 1st trade surplus in nearly 3 years on cheap oil

    Japan posted its first monthly trade surplus in nearly three years in March thanks to falling import costs from cheaper oil prices, along with a modest recovery in exports. But the stronger-than-expected surplus is unlikely to persist, analysts said....

    Nuclear waste drums appear stable after signs of reactions

    Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials. The drums are being closely monitored after a chemical...