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Report: Iran needs more nuclear power plants

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country's official news agency reported, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers.

Iran tells UN agency reactor unscathed from quake

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic agency says that — based on information supplied by Iran — it is satisfied that that the country's Bushehr nuclear plant was left unscathed by an earthquake that reportedly killed seven people.

Iran deal gives UN more but not full overview

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. will probably not begin expanded inspections under last weekend's Iranian nuclear deal until early next year, officials said Wednesday. Even then, they will be limited to sites the Iranians have confirmed and not those critics suspect may exist secretly.

Blast near Indian nuclear plant kills 6

NEW DELHI (AP) — A crude bomb exploded near a nuclear plant in southern India, demolishing two houses and killing six people, police said Wednesday. One of three people seriously injured was identified by police as an anti-nuclear activist and a suspect in the case.

Pakistan breaks ground on big nuclear plant

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has broken ground on what will be the country's largest civil nuclear power plant, which is being built with help from China.

Senators writing new sanctions in case Iran cheats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democratic and Republican senators are crafting legislation to reinstate the full force of sanctions and impose new ones if Iran doesn't make good on its pledge to roll back its nuclear program, brushing aside the Obama administration's fears about upending its diplomatic momentum.

Boxer says NRC's new document policy could obstruct oversight

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The Hill

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said in a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane that the agency's new document-sharing policy could obstruct congressional investigations, The Hill reports.

Senators writing new sanctions in case Iran cheats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democratic and Republican senators are crafting legislation to reinstate the full force of sanctions and impose new ones if Iran doesn't make good on its pledge to roll back its nuclear program, brushing aside the Obama administration's fears about upending its diplomatic momentum.

Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

KINCARDINE, Ontario (AP) — Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents — and relief in places that were spared.

Obama pushes back on critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to his critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the United States "cannot close the door on diplomacy."

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