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Vermont Nuke Plant to Close

Company, state were in midst of legal fight

(Newser) - Vermont's lone nuclear plant will shut down at the end of next year, reports the Burlington Free Press . Entergy, the company that runs the 41-year-old Vermont Yankee plant, said the decision to shutter it was based solely on financial factors—including the boom in natural gas production across the... More »

More Bad Fukushima News

Radioactive substances found in groundwater

(Newser) - The fallout from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant disaster continues . The latest: Tests found that groundwater there contained 30 times the legal level of the radioactive substance Strontium-90, and eight times the legal amount of the radioactive isotope tritium, reports the BBC . A TEPCO official says the working theory is... More »

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Accident at US Nuke Plant

Heavy piece of machinery falls in Arkansas facility

(Newser) - One worker died and three others were injured this morning when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them at an Arkansas nuclear plant, officials said. The workers were moving the equipment from the turbine building at an Entergy Arkansas plant in Russellville, about 70 miles northwest of Little Rock.... More »

Explosives Found Near Sweden Nuclear Plant

Security alert raised, but officials say no real danger

(Newser) - Sweden raised the security alert for the country's three nuclear power plants today after explosives were found on a truck at the southwestern Ringhals atomic power station. Police said they were investigating possible sabotage. Bomb sniffer dogs detected the explosives during a routine check yesterday afternoon by security staff... More »

New Plan: Fewer Safety Drills Near US Nuke Plants

Sleep soundly, America

(Newser) - Without fanfare, US nuclear power regulators have overhauled community emergency planning for the first time in more than three decades, requiring fewer drills for major accidents and recommending that fewer people be evacuated right away. The revamp, the first since the program began after 1979's Three Mile Island accident,... More »

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