Tepco admits Fukushima mistakes

TOKYO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, admitted that it had avoided taking some safety measures prior to the March 2011 nuclear accident, a new report reveals.
Japan to have new nuclear watchdog

Japan to have new nuclear watchdog

TOKYO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Japan plans to install a new nuclear regulatory commission.

Fukushima plutonium levels said no threat

TOKYO, March 9 (UPI) -- Plutonium levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant aren't much higher than what is in the environment from Cold War-era nuclear tests, researchers say.

U.S. nuclear report released

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released its Performance and Accountability Report for 2008.

A cautious look at nuclear energy

CHICAGO, May 7 (UPI) -- With crude oil prices approaching $123 a barrel, U.S. officials are cautiously re-examining nuclear power as an alternative energy source, officials said.

Chaucey Starr, nuclear pioneer, dead at 95

ATHERTON, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Nuclear energy pioneer and risk analysis expert Chaucey Starr has died in his Atherton, Calif., home. He was 95.

U.S. nuclear regulator nixes air defenses

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 5-0 that nuclear power plants do not require additional protection from commandeered passenger planes. The vote was in response to a 2004 petition from a Los Angeles non-profit group, the Committee to Bridge th

NRC wants to speed things up

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The new head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the NRC should be able to review license applications for new plants in less than 42 months.

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Report: US adviser sees new nuclear tests

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Pentagon adviser predicted the United States would resume testing of nuclear weapons in the coming years to confirm the aging warheads still perform as designed, it was reported Thursday. Dale Klein, an assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on

Report: US adviser expects new nuke tests

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Defense Department official said the United States would have to resume full-scale testing of nuclear weapons sometime in the next five to 10 years to confirm their reliability, according to Thursday's Las Vegas Review-Journal. Pentagon adviser Dale Kle

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Bush fills DOD chem/bio defense post

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The White House made official Monday its nomination of Dale Klein, a University of Texas official, to serve as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's point man on
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