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NRC nominee's demise stokes fears about nuclear oversight

Jeff Baran's failed nomination is leaving some advocates nervous about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's future.
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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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Japanese regulator lifts ban on TEPCO-owned Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, citing safety improvements

Japan's nuclear power regulator has lifted an operational ban on Tokyo Electric Power's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, as the company turns its attention to getting local permission to restart.
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Long-term wildlife impacts at Chornobyl, Fukushima may yield ‘a new ecology’

The world’s two worst nuclear accidents, in Ukraine and Japan, along with the human exclusion zones around them, are informing scientists about radiation effects, and how ecosystems evolve with less pressure from people.

IAEA, Japan agree on continuous safety review of Fukushima water

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed with Japan on its continuous safety review of the discharge of treated water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the IAEA said on Monday in New York.
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Activists want California nuclear reactor closed over safety concerns

The Diablo Canyon reactors were scheduled to shutter in 2025, but California reversed course last year and is now considering running the plant until at least the end of the decade.
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Young climate activist tells Greenpeace to drop ‘old-fashioned’ anti-nuclear stance

Swedish teenager Ia Anstoot says group’s ‘unscientific’ opposition to EU nuclear power serves fossil fuel interests.