Dept. Of Energy Accepts Bay Area Company's Application To Build New-Design Nuclear ReactorThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted a license application submitted by Sunnyvale-based Oklo Inc., to build a 1.5-megawatt compact nuclear reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear site in eastern Idaho
Idaho Test Reactor Deemed Pivotal to U.S. Nuclear Power StrategyA nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with a safer generation of power plants.
State To Reconsider Deal That Cost Taxpayers Billions To Close Nuke PlantCalifornia regulators said Monday they will re-examine a settlement that made consumers responsible for covering some $3.3 billion in costs for closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
State's Nuclear Power Industry On Brink Of Extinction As PG&E Mulls Shutting Diablo CanyonFacing increasing concerns over earthquakes, a boom in alternative energy production and a tough regulatory environment, PG&E may let its license to operate California's last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon expire in 2025.
New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal RadiationThe first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.
Top Regulator Rejects Call To Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Over Earthquake ConcernsA top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.