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Correction: Powering New York’s Future story

Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story July 27 about energy proposals in New York, The Associated Press misidentified the name of an environmental organization. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council. A corrected version of the story is below: Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan Big proposals for wind ...

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Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar by the year 2030. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to do it. Several big decisions in the next few weeks could fill in some of the details about how the state will meet Gov. ...

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AP Interview: Jordan eager to reach nuclear deal with US

Jordan, nuclear program.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is eager to reach a nuclear cooperation deal with the United States after a long impasse over uranium enrichment and both sides appear ready to compromise, the kingdom’s nuclear chief said. An agreement would give Jordan access to U.S. technology, including small modular reactors that could fit well into the country’s fledgling nuclear energy program, ...

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SCE&G wants $850 million for 2 nuclear reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Electric and Gas is asking state regulators for another $850 million as it builds two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County. The State newspaper reported the Columbia utility says this request could be enough to finish the reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville. Critics say if the Public Service Commission approves the ...

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Engineer accused of illegally helping China build reactors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there. Szuhsiung Ho, also known as Allen Ho, had dual citizenship in China, where he was employed with the China General Nuclear Power Company, and the U.S., where he was owner ...

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NY nuclear plant outage extended to replace missing bolts

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A planned outage at the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be extended for several weeks after officials found missing bolts during an inspection. Entergy Corp., which runs the facility north of New York City, said Tuesday that more than 2,000 bolts had been inspected when the Indian Point 2 reactor was shut down. Company officials said ...

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US official criticizes East Asia plans for nuclear reprocessing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official has come out strongly against major powers in East Asia pursuing nuclear reprocessing that nonproliferation experts warn could lead to spiraling quantities of weapons-usable material in a tense region. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday that the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel “has little if ...

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Regulators hold public meeting on Fort Calhoun nuke plant

Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1. The nuclear power plant is located in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. (Image: Nuclear Regulatory Commission via Flickr)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators are offering the public the chance to ask questions about the recent performance of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. The power plant owned by the Omaha Public Power District sits on the banks of the Missouri River about 20 miles north of Omaha. In general, Fort Calhoun has operated with few major problems ...

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Wisconsin Senate to approve lifting nuclear moratorium

A reactor vessel in a nuclear power plant. The reactor vessel accommodates the fuel in the form of enriched uranium clad in metal tubes. The tubes are arranged in bundles placed in fuel assemblies. (Image: Vattenfall via Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is poised to pass a bill that would lift Wisconsin’s ban on new nuclear plants. Currently, state regulators can’t approve new nuclear plants unless a federal facility for storing waste exists and such a plant doesn’t burden ratepayers. No federal facility exists, however. The Republican bill would erase the storage facility and ratepayer ...

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SC sues Energy Dept over unfinished nuclear fuel project

Savannah River Site; nuclear site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline. “The federal government has a responsibility to follow through with its promises,” ...

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