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Dominion asks Va. regulators for 3 rate increases

Dominion Virginia Power is asking state regulators for three rate increases to help cover its fuel and transmission costs, and pay for a new power plant. Full story

Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget

Japan's parliament passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget Monday that will only start to cover the cost of what was the most expensive disaster ever. Full story

Bill signed to shut last coal plant in Wash. state

Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed legislation that will gradually shut down the TransAlta Corp. plant, the only coal-burning power plant in Washington. Full story

Calpine 1Q loss widens sharply on charges

Power generator Calpine Corp. reported Friday that its first-quarter loss widened sharply on hedging losses and debt-reduction expenses. Full story

Wisconsin nuclear plant on the auction block

One of America's oldest nuclear power plants is up for sale. Full story

Iraq fires up new power plant in Baghdad

Iraq's Ministry of Electricity and Iranian power development firm Sunir inaugurated a $150 million, 320-megawatt power plant in Baghdad on Sunday that should boost Iraq's feeble electricity supply. Full story

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  Japan’s nuclear crisis on par with Chernobyl

NBC’s John Yang reports from Japan, where new evidence has revealed how serious the ongoing nuclear crisis has become at the crippled Fukushima power plant. Official reports have put Japan’s nuclear crisis in the same category as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

  6.6-magnitude aftershock rocks Japan

A large aftershock hit northeastern Japan Monday, exactly one month after a massive earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and put the island nation on the brink of nuclear catastrophe.  NBC’s John Yang reports.

  More than only Three Mile Island

Rachel Maddow reviews a litany of malfunctions and safety problems at American nuclear facilities that are not part of common pubic knowledge and offers suggestions for bolstering the back-up systems of America's nuclear plants.

  Rep. Engel: Shut down Indian Point nuke plant

Representative Eliot Engel represents the Bronx, NY district that is home to the Indian Point nuclear plant outside of New York City. After the nuclear crisis in Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reexamining nuclear power at home. As part of the effort, Engel wants to shutdown the Indian P

  Nuclear industry touts technology, safety

With 104 power plants in operation, four more being built and 13 applications pending, the nuclear energy industry is touting their technology and safety measures design to help prevent a situation similar to what occurred in Japan. NBC's Kristen Dahlgren reports.

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Tokyo Electric Power Company president Masataka Shimizu bows to an evacuee to apologise for the accident at his company's Fukushima daiichi no. 1 nuclear-power plant at a shelter at Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture on April 22, 2011. Families forced to flee their homes by radiation leaks from a ts