Stories tagged: nuclear
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy says the remaining work will cost $107.7 billion and be largely completed by 2060.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
President Barack Obama slapped North Korea with more stringent sanctions Thursday for defying the world and pushing forward with its nuclear weapons program, weeks after it launched a satellite-carrying rocket …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the building of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
The Hanford Advisory board says a proposed change in deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the reservation is too extreme.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
The U.S. says Russia’s proposed sale of fighter jets to Iran would violate a U.N. arms embargo extended as part of the nuclear accord with Tehran.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.
North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 12:21 a.m.
The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the next five-year nuclear cleanup contract for a site in the Idaho desert.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
North Korea has declared plans to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, an official with a London-based agency said Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Iran said Monday it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Tue., March 31, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With stubborn disputes unresolved, negotiators extended nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers past a self-imposed Tuesday midnight deadline in an effort to hammer out the …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
OLYMPIA – The state should embrace nuclear energy by investing in small reactors that can fit on a train or semitruck, a Tri-Cities legislator says. Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, 11:48 a.m.
Thirty-five years after Hanford’s “Atomic Man” was sprayed with americium in the nuclear reservation’s worst radioactive accident, the case still has lessons for workers at the Department of Energy’s nuclear …
Tue., June 14, 2011, 11:59 a.m.
A lax safety culture that deters timely reporting and resolution of technical concerns is endangering the success of a $12.2 billion plant being built at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear …
Thu., May 5, 2011
HANFORD – The Columbia Generating Station is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and costs. …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
HANFORD — The Columbia Generating Station here is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and …
Wed., March 16, 2011
It’s possible that radioactive material released as a result of fires, partial meltdowns and explosions reported at Japanese reactors will be detected in Washington, but highly unlikely that levels could …
Mon., June 8, 2009, 7:16 a.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea convicted two American journalists and sentenced them Monday to 12 years of hard labor for crossing into its territory, intensifying the reclusive nation’s confrontation …
Sat., Nov. 25, 1995
Authorities activated a radiation monitoring system in Moscow on Friday after a radioactive canister allegedly planted by Chechen rebels was found buried in a city park. At the same time, …