Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out US demands on Iran in a speech Monday, pushing for negotiations of a new treaty after the US recently withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. If Iran fails to comply, Pompeo promised "the strongest sanctions in history."
Southern Co. announced it is selling most of its Florida assets to NextEra Energy and may sell more assets to decrease debt and finish a nuclear power project. Its expansion of a nuclear power plant would be the first new reactors built in decades, but costs have increased to more than $25 billion.
International journalists have been invited to attend the ceremonial closing of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. North Korea has said it will collapse tunnels using explosions, remove structures and close research facilities at the site.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun cleaning up an Ohio site that has been used for beryllium production and nuclear industry work. Soil at the site has been contaminated with beryllium and radioactive materials.
Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., has proposed a 30% tax credit for capital expenditures and refueling costs at existing US nuclear power plants, which will then phase down to 10% in 2024. The growing energy demand requires supporting nuclear generation, he said.
The Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina is set to be ready for operations by the Jan. 31, 2021, deadline, the Energy Department and its contractor said. The facility will process radioactive materials stored at the site.
The US Supreme Court will take on a case regarding a state's power to ban uranium mining. Virginia has a moratorium on uranium mining, but plaintiffs who own a uranium deposit in the state say that a federal law trumps the state's ban.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that the country is open to Russian involvement in the development of the Belene nuclear power plant. When Bulgaria canceled the project in 2012, it was ordered to pay $730 million to Rosatom but got to keep the reactor parts Rosatom had provided.
The Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, arrived in Murmansk for fuel loading after being towed from St. Petersburg. After loading, it will be towed to the remote town of Pevek, where it will begin operations next year.
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