WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are pushing for tougher penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, introducing a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would pressure the U.S. to work with the European Union in cutting off Tehran's access to the euro.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Negotiations with world powers over how to curb Iran's nuclear program have reached a "turning point" for the better after nearly breaking down last year, the Islamic republic's top official at diplomatic talks said Wednesday at the close of two days of delicate discussions aimed at preventing Tehran from building an atomic arsenal.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be "very careful" in authorizing a limited-power restart of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Southern California Public Radio reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mounting bill tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California jumped to more than $400 million through December, as the company that runs it contends with costly repairs and a host of questions about its future, regulatory filings and officials said Tuesday.
A watchdog group plans Wednesday to call federal spending on small nuclear reactors a "major ripoff for taxpayers."
Taxpayers for Common Sense plans to award its Golden Fleece award to the Energy Department's $452 million, five-year program to support industry designs and certification of the reactors, a program backed by the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's internal debate over proposed requirements for radioactive filters at nuclear plants highlights the agency's divide on new nuclear safety regulations, The New York Times reports.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.