In an interview with Japan's Asahi Shimbun, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane urged nations looking to develop nuclear power to plan for disposal of nuclear waste before starting generation.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A truck carrying an extremely dangerous radioactive substance stolen in central Mexico has been found empty, a Mexican nuclear official said Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency had said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An IAEA statement earlier in the day said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Entergy's Waterford 3 nuclear plant in New Orleans has safeguards in place to withstand severe natural disasters and is in the processing of installing measures to prevent a core meltdown, The Times-Picayune reports.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden still hopes to bring a nuclear waste disposal bill to a committee vote this month, aides said Tuesday, but the calendar and technical details could push the bill into next year.
A spokeswoman for Wyden, D-Ore., said he intends to hold a voting session on the Nuclear Waste Administration Act after senators return to Washington Monday, but no date had been set.
Ontario has decided to defer any increase in its nuclear capacity, according to the province’s new long-term energy plan, a move which Platts says puts any new construction at Darlington on hold and delays refurbishment projects.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane will travel to Japan this week to headline a spent nuclear fuel conference and plans to meet with South Korean and Japanese leaders on nuclear energy, National Journal reports.
Between the cost of the Yucca Mountain repository and damages owed to nuclear power utilities for nuclear waste collection fees, the federal government's slow action on nuclear waste storage is expected to cost at least $38 billion, Politico reports.
South Carolina has threatened to impose $154 million in fines against the federal government if the Energy Department can't meet its schedule to clean up the Savannah River Site by 2023, The New York Times reports.
Oil continues to wash up on some Louisiana beaches four years after the Deepwater Horizon sinking sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and a number of area residents remain angry and resentful despite BP paying out billions of dollars in compensation, Reuters reports.
Environmental Protection Administrator and Boston native Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will throw out the first pitches at the Red Sox game Tuesday, to mark Earth Day, The Hill reports.
A subsidiary of American Energy Partners, the company run by shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon, is renting seven rigs from his former firm Chesapeake Energy to drill for gas in the Utica Shale, Bloomberg reports.
The total U.S. rig count for the week remained at 1,831, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc., which said that oil rigs declined while gas and miscellaneous rigs increased, Bloomberg reports.
Vermont Yankee owner Entergy has applied to scrap the 10-mile emergency planning zone around it, because of the nuclear plant's closing by year's end, raising concerns from citizen groups, The Recorder reports.
Critics complain that proposals to increase security of the nation’s power grid, drafted by the industry in the wake of an attack on a California substation last year, won’t do enough to stop anyone intent on sabotage, The Wall Street Journal reports.