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  • SATSUMASENDAI, Japan, April 14- On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

  • Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 11- Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold a winner today     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks sold off but gold was a big winner as traders moved to bullion. Nat gas was up on a smaller-than-expected build, and crude was down on the day.

  • Czechs cancel tender to expand nuclear plant Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Co. and a consortium led by Russia's Atomstroyexport were bidding to build the reactors. The U.S. embassy is Prague said in a statement the U.S. government was "deeply disappointed" by the decision.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up ... again     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was higher on the day as geopolitical tensions drove the price. Nat gas also popped, as traders looked for another drawdown in supplies. And gold was down today as traders looked for the next big catalyst.

  • US energy chief: Green means nuclear, too! Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz declared a green loan program alive and well—and not just for renewable energy.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Ukraine bumps up gold     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Escalating tensions in the Ukraine pushed up gold prices, while a lower dollar helped lift oil prices.

  • US sailors sue for $1B over Fukushima radiation Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    A worker wearing a protective suit looks at storage tanks for radioactive water under construction in the J-1 area at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, March 10, 2014.

    US sailors are suing a Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging it lied about radiation levels in the area.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil fell along with stocks today over concerns that new supply from Libya would be coming back on the market. Nat gas gained on the day as investors looked at available inventories.

  • Feds reach $5.15B settlement over mining cleanup Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona— For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation.

  • Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Kerr-McGee left abandoned uranium mine sites, including contaminated waste rock piles, in the Lukachukai mountains of Arizona and in the Ambrosia Lake area of New Mexico. The Lukachukai mountains are located immediately west of Cove, Ariz., and are a culturally significant part of the Navajo Nation; the Ambrosia Lake area is just outside the Navajo Nation.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Looking to jobs report     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Looking to jobs. Oil was up on the day, and gold closed down.

  • Why renewable energy is 'key' to efficiency     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    Dan Arvizu, Director & Chief Executive of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses the need for diversified energy sources, such as solar panels.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down again today, nat gas saw a bit of a pop on a technically-driven trade, while gold was up nearly $11.

  • TOKYO, April 2- Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co has become the second nuclear generator to seek state support this week as reactors across the country remain idled and industry losses mount three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • *Japan's nuclear reliance could be as low as 10 pct. TOKYO, April 2- Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan's nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down on the day, as traders took some profits. Nat gas was also down and could drop to $4. And gold was down a dollar.

  • ASTANA, April 1- Kazakhstan, the world's largest producer of uranium, will keep output steady this year as long as prices stay low, although it expects a big increase in reserves, the head of state uranium company Kazatomprom said on Tuesday.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • SAN DIEGO, March 27- Hundreds of potential buyers are bidding on tons of tools, equipment and odds-and-ends from a shuttered Southern California nuclear plant, as a utility proceeds with decommissioning it.

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