| Aug 5, 2014
Does anyone else see what is going on with the negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear intentions? It has spent billions to develop nuclear mechanisms that are only necessary to build a nuclear weapon, while continuing to insist that it only desires...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:36 PM
State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois.
In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than similar monkeys who lived almost 200 miles away, according to biologists.
In a paper published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers tested...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON America's nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of planning for rare but catastrophic events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a panel of scientists asked by Congress to make recommendations for nuclear safety....
| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:51 AM
One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake turned out to be too deep to cause a tsunami on the West Coast of the United States.
But seismic experts have long warned that a massive quake in Alaska could cause damaging wave activity along the California coast....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete.
“There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...