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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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missile force are feeling "burnout" from what they see as exhausting, unrewarding and stressful work, according to an unpublished study obtained by The Associated Press.
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.
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.
A cartoon advertisement by the American Petroleum Institute poking fun at the anti-Keystone XL camp of cowboys and Native Americans in Washington this week has drawn fire from some of the protest participants, FuelFix reports.
Polls released Thursday by the American Petroleum Institute and the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found support among U.S. voters for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
Lawmakers from North Dakota’s congressional delegation discussed oil train safety with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as he visited the site of last year’s derailment and explosion in Casselton, The Hill reports.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.