Nuclear safety

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte addresses the media, ahead of the March 24 and 25 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Freek van den Bergh, POOL)

Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of […]

03/24/2014

FILE - This undated file aerial photo shows the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. Back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have shuttered the federal government’s only deep underground nuclear waste dump indefinitely, raising questions about a cornerstone of the Department of Energy’s $5 billion-a year-program for cleaning up legacy waste scattered across the country from decades of nuclear bomb making. Thirteen workers have tested positive for radiation exposure after a recent leak. (AP Photo/Carlsbad Current Argus, File)

New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the […]

02/28/2014

Men stand next to National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Mexican Federal Police vehicles in a field near the village of Hueypoxtla, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Police block Mexico hospital, 6 may have radiation

PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure. An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media […]

12/06/2013

Truck with radioactive load stolen in Mexico

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central […]

12/04/2013