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NRC: defers decision on Duke Energy nuclear plants

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency has told Duke Energy Corp. a decision on its application to build and operate two nuclear power plants in South Carolina won't be made until 2016, about three years later than planned. Full story

Southern Co. quarterly earnings drop to $297M

The Southern Co. utility said Wednesday that it took a $297 million after-tax loss on a Mississippi power plant and abandoned its attempt to raise its budget for a nuclear plant in Georgia. Full story

TEPCO says was reluctant to worry public over leak

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Friday that it delayed acknowledging that the plant was leaking contaminated water into the sea because it did not want to worry the public until it was certain there was a problem. 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

Japanese firm to fight nuke plant negligence claim

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. will fight Southern California Edison's allegations of gross negligence in the design and manufacture of steam tubes built for the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been permanently shut down due to excessive wear in the tubes. Full story

Southern Co. challenged on nuclear plant costs

A utility regulator in Georgia has asked Southern Co. executives whether the firm has considered taking a loss on the extra costs for building a nuclear power plant. Full story

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  Tour sheds light on colossal Fukushima cleanup

Journalists have been given a rare glimpse inside Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled in the 9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the country two years ago. NBC News' Arata Yamamoto reports.

  Robots, gear designed for Fukushima clean up 

Japanese researchers unveil robots along with a robotic suit to assist workers going inside the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Nuclear Plant on Alert

Scott Durnell, NRC spokesman, explains why the nuclear plant was shutdown as a precaution against floods.

  Scorching heat triggers nuclear plant concerns

Workers at a nuclear plant in Palo, Iowa, will begin dredging to help keep a nearby river flowing so cooling systems can continue to operate. KWWL’s Jason Epner reports.

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