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  • US is urged to prepare better for catastrophic nuclear accidents

    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....
  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    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. “Thousands of...
  • PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

    PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
    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. Late...
  • Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says

    Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says
    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....
  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants
    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...
  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    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. Two...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    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...
  • 6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe

    6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe
    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...
  • Wild monkeys suffer low blood cell counts near Fukushima power plant

    Wild monkeys suffer low blood cell counts near Fukushima power plant
    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...
  • U.S. indicts 5 Chinese for stealing trade secrets from 6 American companies

    A U.S. grand jury has indicted five Chinese individuals with cyber espionage charges for allegedly targeting six American companies and stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said, publicly accusing China of cyber spying for the first time....
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...