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Feds warn NJ nuclear plant operator over firing

Federal regulators are worried that a security manager's firing from a job at a nuclear plant could deter employees and contractors from questioning safety at one of the nation's largest nuclear power stations. Full story

Former Japan premier sues PM Abe for libel over Fukushima comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister at the time of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster said on Tuesday he would sue the current premier, Shinzo Abe, for defamation over an article criticizing the emergency operation he supervised during the crisis. Full story

China cancels $6 billion uranium plant after protest

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has abruptly canceled plans to build its largest uranium processing plant in a southern Chinese city, a day after hundreds of protesters took to the streets demanding the project be scrapped, a local government website said on Saturday. Full story

Report: Climate change causing energy disruptions

Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government says in a new report. Full story

News Summary: Former head of Fukushima plant dies

THE NEWS: Masao Yoshida, the man who led the life-risking battle at a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant when it was spiraling into meltdowns, died Tuesday of cancer of the esophagus. He was 58. Full story

Japan utility hires nuclear safety advocate

The Japanese utility still battling leaks of radiated water at the nuclear plant sent into meltdown by the 2011 tsunami thinks it has found the perfect person to oversee its safety campaign — a foreign woman. Full story

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