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Nuclear Power

Ohio legislators to hear bill to save nuclear power plants


A House of Representatives subcommittee in Ohio will hear a clean energy bill on Wednesday designed to save the state's two nuclear power plants from retirement and encourage the building of new renewable facilities.

Saudi plans to invite bids for nuclear power project in 2020: sources

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia plans to issue a multi-billion-dollar tender in 2020 to construct its first two nuclear power reactors and is discussing the project with U.S. and other potential suppliers, three sources familiar with the plans said.

World, Saudi Arabia, Apr 04 2019

Brazil ex-President Temer indicted on charges involving nuclear plant bribes

RIO DE JANEIRO Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was indicted on Tuesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors who said he took part in a bribery scheme related to the Angra 3 nuclear power plant complex on the coast near Rio de Janeiro.

World, Brazil, Apr 02 2019

U.S. senators seek details on nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons.

U.S. energy secretary unsure if Saudi nuclear approvals came after Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Thursday he did not know whether any of the approvals he authorized for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia were made after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October last year.

Fukushima contaminants found as far north as Alaska's Bering Strait

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Radioactive contamination from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday.

U.S. approved secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Mar 28 2019

Brazilian graft probe puts Swedish firm AF under microscope

SAO PAULO The arrest of a former Brazilian president on corruption charges is raising questions about how a Swedish consulting company won a contract to help build a nuclear power plant at the center of what prosecutors say was a massive bribery and kickback scheme.

World, Brazil, Mar 22 2019

Brazil's ex-President Temer jailed, accused of heading 'criminal organization'

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in "Operation Radioactivity," a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms. | Video

World, Brazil Mar 21 2019

Exclusive: Qatar asks IAEA to intervene over 'threat' posed by UAE nuclear plant

PARIS/ABU DHABI Qatar has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to intervene in a dispute over a $24 billion nuclear power plant which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building.

World, Mar 20 2019