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Speedy reactor cleanups may carry both risks and rewards

Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than …


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone …


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster – a …


Experimental Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours Friday

Federal officials in eastern Idaho say the first nuclear reactor to produce a usable amount of electricity will be open for free guided tours starting Friday.


Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval

An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho.


Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

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 …


WSU nuclear reactor program draws students, researchers – and tourists

Everyone knows that Washington State University is home to the Cougars, but did you know that the Pullman campus also houses a nuclear reactor?


EPA says radiation in milk no threat

The detection of trace amounts of radioactive isotope iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japanese …


Radon in Spokane homes more of a risk than milk

The detection of trace amounts radioactive isotope Iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japan nuclear …


Experts say problems at Japanese reactors unlikely to affect Washington

It’s possible that nuclear products released as a result of problems facing Japanese reactors will be detected in Washington, but highly unlikely that levels could affect human health on this …


Problem Shuts Down Chernobyl Reactor

A faulty cooling system pump has forced shutdown of the No. 3 reactor at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant, nuclear safety officials said Monday. No increase in radiation was recorded.


U.S. Coalition, N. Korea Agree To Build Reactors N-Plants To Replace Reactors Capable Of Making Weapons

North Korea and a U.S.-led consortium have reached agreement on important details of a plan to replace the Communist state’s existing nuclear program, which is suspected of weapons development, South …


Armenia To Restart Decrepit Reactor Specter Of Heatless Winter More Real Than Nuclear Risk

To spare its 3 million citizens another heatless winter, Armenia is on the verge of restarting an old-model Russian atomic reactor that was mothballed in 1989 by Soviet regulators as …