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  • Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak

    TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima. The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
  • Edison amps up program to cut electricity demand at peak times

    Edison amps up program to cut electricity demand at peak times
    As the Southland braces for the usual end-of-summer swelter, Southern California Edison isn't working up a sweat about keeping the lights on even though its nuclear power plant has been permanently closed. Partly that's because Edison employees have...
  • Nuclear waste can't wait

    Nuclear waste can't wait
    In the 1957 Isaac Asimov short story "Silly Asses," Earthlings are added to a galactic book of planetary races that have reached maturity — defined as those that have developed nuclear capability. But then the keeper of the book learns that atomic...
  • Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor

    Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced. The shutdown occurred without...
  • Howard E. Chaney, state health official

    Howard E. Chaney, state health official
    Howard E. Chaney, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 95. Howard Edward Chaney was born and raised in Baltimore and...
  • Iran announces deep cut in enriched uranium stockpile

    Iran announces deep cut in enriched uranium stockpile
    Iran has recently converted more than 40% of its stockpile of enriched uranium to fuel rods for use in a civilian reactor and is in the process of converting the rest, the country's nuclear chief has announced on state television. The claim aired by Ali...
  • Iran seesawing on social media, nuclear policy may reflect infighting

    Iran seesawing on social media, nuclear policy may reflect infighting
    TEHRAN -- One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people. The next day it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool." As with its on-again, off-again claim to want better relations with the West, Iran's recent flip-...
  • Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site

    Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese...
  • A big day for the "Big E" and the Newport News shipyard

    A big day for the "Big E" and the Newport News shipyard
    One of American history's most famous ships took up the torch from seven illustrious namesakes on Sept. 24, 1960 when the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was launched at Newport News Shipyard. Among its distinguished  forebears were several noted warships...
  • Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?

    Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?
    In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard. But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
  • Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

    Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists
    SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career. Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...