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Nuclear deal wins praise from Iranian-Americans

Source: 
Reuters

An early deal between global powers and Iran over its nuclear program has won the praise of Iranian-Americans who say the agreement could eventually normalize relations between Iran and the U.S., Reuters reports.

White House Photo

Iran nuclear deal reached in 5th day of talks

GENEVA (AP) — Iran struck a historic nuclear deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations.

The agreement commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief. It builds on the momentum of the dialogue opened during September's annual U.N. gathering, which included a 15-minute phone conversation between President Barack Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani.

Kerry heading to Geneva for Iran nuke talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva to join negotiations about Iran's nuclear program, raising expectations that a deal could be in the works.

NRC says no citations for false records at Indian Point

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The Journal News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it would not issue a citation against Entergy after a former security coordinator falsified contractor records at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant, The Journal News reports.

Office of Sen. Wyden

Nuclear waste storage bill to get Senate Energy vote, Wyden says

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden is promising a committee vote as soon as next month on bipartisan legislation that would move tons of radioactive spent fuel out of U.S. nuclear power plants.

Wyden, D-Ore., said at a committee business meeting Thursday that he wants the panel to take up the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013 he introduced with ranking committee Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

Senate Dems to push Iran sanctions next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate signaled Thursday it would only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions, and a key Republican introduced legislation designed to limit the president's future negotiating ability with Tehran.

Boxer criticizes NRC information policies at Senate hearing

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Platts

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's recently adopted procedures for providing information to Congress, saying they obstruct congressional oversight, Platts reports.

Study: Nuclear force feeling 'burnout' from work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key members of the Air Force's nuclear missile force are feeling "burnout" from what they see as exhausting, unrewarding and stressful work, according to an unpublished study obtained by The Associated Press.

NRC staff dismisses spent-fuel storage proposals

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National Journal

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff said in a memo that proposals to transfer cooled nuclear waste from storage pools to dry cask storage would offer few safety benefits in guarding against terror attacks and natural disasters, National Journal reports.

Biden appeals to Democratic senators on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has stressed to a dozen Democratic senators that the goal of talks involving the U.S., other world powers and Iran is to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

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