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  • Japan nuclear disaster prompts inquiry here

    Federal and state nuclear experts will undergo questioning from Illinois' two U.S. senators at a forum in Chicago today. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican colleague Mark Kirk are hosting the public forum this afternoon at the Dirksen Federal...
  • Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil

    Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil
    Highly radioactive water is building up in tunnels underneath at least three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, impairing the ability of workers to reestablish power connections at the facility. Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power...
  • Four reactors at Fukushima nuclear complex will have to be scrapped, utility chairman says

    Four reactors at Fukushima nuclear complex will have to be scrapped, utility chairman says
    The chairman of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Wednesday said the facility's four tsunami-battered reactors would have to be scrapped, and he apologized to the Japanese public for the nuclear disaster. Tsunehisa Katsumata,...
  • All Eyes On NJ Power Plant In Wake Of Japanese Crisis

    All Eyes On NJ Power Plant In Wake Of Japanese Crisis
    Even though it's the oldest nuclear power plant in the country and its reactor is virtually identical those which exploded in Japan, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey is safe to operate. That's what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said...
  • Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
  • Cleaning up Japan's radioactive water could take decades

    Cleaning up Japan's radioactive water could take decades
    For nearly four weeks, Japanese emergency crews have been spraying water on the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, a desperate attempt to avert the calamity of a full meltdown. Now, that improvised solution to one nuclear nightmare is spawning...
  • Japan nuclear crisis ebbing, U.S. experts say

    Japan nuclear crisis ebbing, U.S. experts say
    Although the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not yet been stabilized, there is no evidence that overheating during the last month has resulted in any melting of the reactor vessels or their containment structures, Obama administration...
  • Surry nuclear reactors remain shut down after tornado

    Surry nuclear reactors remain shut down after tornado
    The Surry Power Station was running at diminished capacity Sunday after the effects of Saturday's severe weather. Dominion officials said Sunday that a tornado apparently touched down on the switchyard supporting the nuclear power station and the...
  • Thousands without power as tornado cleanup continues

    Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States. Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • How safe are state's nuclear plants?

    Nuclear power critics and federal lawmakers raised questions about the nation's power supply, including Florida's five nuclear reactors and proposals to build four new ones, in light of the crisis in Japan. Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...