Stories tagged: nuclear
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Legislation that could allow ill Hanford workers to more easily get worker compensation claims approved has been passed by the state House.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
The head of the U.N. agency monitoring the Iran nuclear deal says he emphasized the benefits of the pact in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
The European Union has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
The chaos at Toshiba, the Japanese corporate giant, deepened Tuesday, with its chairman resigning and the company saying it would book a $6.3 billion loss related to its U.S. nuclear …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump’s new administration.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed Thursday before it completed its work because of camera problems most likely …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
A fire led to a blast in a nuclear power plant’s turbine hall Thursday on France’s northwest coast but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator EDF and local …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran’s English language Press TV reported Friday.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 4:36 a.m.
Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won’t develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the United States. But his options for stopping the reclusive communist country are slim: …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, in what would …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Russia’s military today can overpower any potential foe but should strengthen its nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting Thursday with defense chiefs.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
The Idaho National Laboratory is opening its Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum to celebrate 65 years since the reactor first made electricity.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Since the Cold War ended 25 years ago, Americans haven’t thought much about nuclear war. That changed slightly in the recently concluded presidential campaign, but it needs to change dramatically, …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Iran’s president on Tuesday ordered officials to draw up plans to build nuclear-powered ships and to show how the United States violated last year’s nuclear deal, a response to a …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Federal regulators will begin inspecting the Columbia Generating Station after the nuclear plant shipped waste that had higher radioactivity than was reported.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy have announced that they’ll build a $1.65 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that will handle fuel waste from the …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
The Senate moved decisively Thursday to renew a decades-old sanctions law that lawmakers said gives the United States the clout to punish Iran should it fail to live up to …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 5 p.m.
Sometime in the next few weeks, Donald Trump will sit down for one of the most consequential briefings of his transition, when military commanders will train him on the procedures …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
The water conditions were perfect – “beautiful, clear, green” – when Sean Smyrichinsky went diving last month off the north coast of British Columbia.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
TOKYO – Japan’s estimate of dismantling the Fukushima nuclear plant is ballooning far beyond the utility’s estimate of $19 billion. A government study released Tuesday found decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
New deadlines for emptying some Hanford nuclear waste tanks might not be met if the government takes steps to better protect workers from chemical vapors.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
A judge has awarded two whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation more than $216,000, plus legal fees, after finding that the contractor they worked for retaliated against them for raising …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
Barely a week after North Korea exploded the most powerful nuclear device it has ever tested, U.S. defense officials said the secretive country appears to be readying a tunnel for …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
The United States on Tuesday sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Plans to move about 350 Department of Energy and other employees out of the Richland Federal Building are not intended to save federal dollars.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
President Barack Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.