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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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First uranium mines to dig in the US in eight years begin operations near Grand Canyon

The push for more nuclear energy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spiked uranium prices, leading mines for the element to begin operating again in the U.S. despite long-term environmental and health impacts.
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UK government sets out plans for ‘biggest nuclear power expansion in 70 years’

Ministers hope to build fleet of reactors to meet quarter of electricity demand by 2050 but critics highlight long delays and rising costs.

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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.
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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.

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Japan to release treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant

In the face of regional and domestic objections, the country plans to proceed with a discharge at Fukushima that will eventually reach more than a million tons of water.
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