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Pennsylvania weighs nuclear subsidies after Three Mile Island

by Miles Bryan May 20, 2019
The nuclear power plant will be "retired" at the end of September, but the state wants to support the four remaining plants.
Steam rises out of the nuclear plant on Three Mile Island  in Middletown, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2019.
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Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects

by Scott Tong Mar 27, 2019
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Aerial view of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.
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Trump, Perry propose a lifeline for coal and nuclear sectors that critics say is unnecessary and would be harmful

by Scott Tong Jun 5, 2018
The latest directive would allow the Energy Department to use a complex wartime law in the interest of national security.

Coal subsidy sinks after federal committee votes “no”

by Aaron Schrank Jan 9, 2018
The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee voted down a proposal from the Department of Energy offering financial support for power plants that keep a 90-day supply of fuel stock on site (basically coal and nuclear plants). The FERC said the cost…

Uranium companies in the U.S. are hoping demand will return

by Madelyn Beck Dec 26, 2017
Could there be a uranium boom on the horizon? If there is, it would help coal-heavy Wyoming.
Nichols Ranch Manager Bernard Bonifas reaches into one of the hundreds of tan boxes dotting the landscape at the Nichols Ranch uranium mine. They keep injection and recovery wells insulated during Wyoming’s harsh winters. 
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Trump won't certify Iran deal

by Ryan Kailath Oct 13, 2017
President Donald Trump announced today he won’t certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. The decision had been flagged in advance by administration officials. The next move is up to Congress. It has 60 days to decide whether or…

Community near Georgia nuclear plant looks at an uncertain future

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 25, 2017
What will Westinghouse's bankruptcy mean for its nuclear projects in the U.S.?
Plant Vogtle in  Georgia sits just west of the Savannah River.
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Westinghouse bankruptcy raises questions about nuclear power's place

by Scott Tong Mar 29, 2017
Westinghouse is one of the biggest names in nuclear energy around the world, and has been working on four new U.S. nuclear plants for years. Those South Carolina and Georgia-based projects have already run some $8 billion over budget. Now,…

Nuclear energy firm Westinghouse files for bankruptcy

by Marielle Segarra Mar 29, 2017
Westinghouse Electric Company, the nuclear energy firm based in Pittsburgh, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday. Westinghouse is owned by the Japanese company Toshiba and has been running several years late and billions of dollars over budget in its construction…

Toshiba is in survival mode after failed bet on nuclear energy

by Scott Tong Feb 14, 2017
Toshiba, a fixture of Japan Inc. for more than a century, is in big trouble — to the tune of $6.3 billion. The company announced that whopping loss after the market closed in Tokyo today, and that may not be…