Tokyo Electric Power Co. may have to dump radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean if it can't build above-ground storage facilities quickly enough to store water leaking from the Fukushima plant, Bloomberg reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators signaled Wednesday that running California's San Onofre nuclear power plant at reduced power would not pose a significant safety risk — a key step toward a possible restart of one of the idled reactors.
TOKYO (AP) — A rat causing a power outage by short-circuiting a temporary switchboard. Another blackout occurring as workers install anti-rat nets. Holes in the linings of huge underground tanks leaking radioactive water.
Regulators and congressional investigators clashed Wednesday over a new report warning that in the event of an accident at a nuclear plant, panicking residents from outside the official evacuation zone might jam the roads and prevent others from escaping.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, and Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete its investigation of issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station before allowing Southern California Edison to restart a reactor, U-T San Diego reports.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian officials said, adding that it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process uranium — modest advances in Tehran's atomic efforts but ones symbolic of its refusal to slow nuclear work even as talks with world powers over the disputed program remain deadlocked.