nuclear power plant

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 […]


Moon jellyfish are pictured in an aquarium of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor

It wasn’t a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become […]


Extra inspectors to nuclear plants as storm nears

WASHINGTON (AP) – Additional inspectors are being sent to nuclear power plants in five states as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says its headquarters and Northeast regional office are both […]


Cancer risks studied near 7 US nuclear sites

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Federal regulators say a pilot study of cancer risks posed to residents near seven nuclear power sites in the United States will update 22-year-old data, but an industry group says the […]


Tube wear detailed at nuke plant

(AP) – Federal regulators have released the most detailed information to date on damage at California’s idled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Records posted Thursday show the extent of wear in 3,400 tubes that carry […]



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