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Fuel removed from shuttered San Onofre reactor

Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor, marking a milestone as the plant fades into early retirement. Full story

FACT CHECK: Deal mistaken on nuclear plant costs

Gov. Nathan Deal claimed last week that environmental litigation was running up the construction costs of a nuclear power plant in Georgia, despite abundant evidence to the contrary from the utility building it and an independent state monitor. Full story

TEPCO sees steam but no crisis at nuclear plant

Steam or vapors appeared to be coming from a damaged reactor building at Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant Thursday, but the plant operator said radiation levels were steady. Full story

NRC: Minor violation for missed NC nuke plant flaw

Analysts hired to look for flaws inside a Duke Energy Corp. nuclear plant might have missed a tiny crack near the reactor core that went undetected for a year because they worked for weeks without a day off and may not have worked independently, a report Thursday by federal regulators said. Full story

Former chief of stricken Japan nuclear plant dies

The nuclear power plant chief who led the life-risking battle to stabilize the cripple Fukushima reactors when they were spiraling into meltdowns two years ago has died of esophageal cancer. He was 58. Full story

News Summary: Japan moves toward reactor restart

BACK TO NUCLEAR: Japan moved a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors Monday as four utility companies applied for safety inspections of 10 idled plants, the clearest sign of a return to atomic energy nearly 2 1/2 years after the Fukushima disaster. Full story

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