Yucca nuclear waste site more likely with Reid departure

The Hill

The coming retirement of Sen. Hary Reid, D-Nev., weakens the opposition to building a nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, The Hill reports.

Upgraded atom smasher running again

The Guardian

The European CERN particle physics lab restarted the Large Hadron Collider Sunday after a two-year shutdown for upgrade work, The Guardian reports.

Discussion on nuclear materials in South Africa

Washington, April 6, 2015, 9:00 am

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to host talk on the path forward for unused enriched uranium in South Africa.

Dominion to pay fine over decommissioned Wisconsin reactor

The Associated Press

A security violation at Dominion Resources’ decommissioned Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin will cost the company a $17,000 civil penalty levied by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, The Associated Press reports.

Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has pledged his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached the previous day in Switzerland.

Rouhani says Iranians will "remain loyal and stand by the promises" they made.

Text of agreement with Iran on its nuclear program

The United States, Iran and five other world powers announced a deal Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons. Negotiators now have to take that deal and shape it into a final accord by June 30. The agreement says that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed." 

Obama hails Iran framework as 'historic' understanding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a "historic" agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal.

"The issues at stake here are bigger than politics," Obama said during remarks in the White House Rose Garden. "These are matters of war and peace, and they should be evaluated based on the facts."

Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.

Iran and six world powers had cited progress in abandoning their March 31 deadline for the basic understanding that would prepare the ground for a new phase of negotiations on a substantive deal.

But as differences persisted into late Wednesday, the State Department announced that Secretary of State John Kerry was postponing his departure and would remain until at least Thursday morning.

CPUC San Onofre reshuffle could see costs reviewed

NBC San Diego

The decision over who pays for the massive costs of shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant could be reviewed now that a different member of the California Public Utilities Commission has been assigned the matter, NBC San Diego reports.

Moniz is a key US expert at Iran talks

The Hill

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has emerged as a key technical expert at the talks in Switzerland on Iran’s nuclear program, The Hill reports.


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