COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope leaked at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina, but the level of tritium in the water is well below limits that would make it dangerous to drink, federal regulators said.
VIENNA (AP) — U.N. nuclear agency officials on Wednesday again failed to reach a deal with Iranian counterparts that would allow the agency to relaunch its probe of suspicions that Tehran might have worked on atomic arms.
House Science Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee hearing, "Espionage Threats at Federal Laboratories: Balancing Scientific Cooperation while Protecting Critical Information." National Academy of Engineering President Charles M. Vest among witnesses.
According to financial disclosure records, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William Ostendorff has held stake since 2009 in Honeywell International, a licensee that runs an uranium conversion facility, The Huffington Post reports.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear watchdog announced Wednesday that the nation's trouble-plagued next-generation test reactor will not be allowed to restart due to safety violations, dealing a setback to the country's pro-nuclear government.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane said the agency has yet to decide on whether to hold a public hearing on a restart plan for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, The Associated Press reports.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he had dropped his objection to a Senate vote on President Barack Obama's choice to head the Energy Department, clearing the way for MIT professor Ernest Moniz to take the post as early as this week.
Graham, R-S.C., said he had agreed to withdraw his "hold" on the Moniz nomination in return for continued talks with the Obama administration on the future of the federal MOX plutonium reprocessing plant being built at the Savannah River Site.