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One year after Japan disaster, APS says Palo Verde nuke plant is safe

A year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, operators of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station said Friday that events in Japan prompted new initiatives to prepare for emergencies.... Read more»

Training lacking at Palo Verde nuke plant

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report said more employees at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station need regular training on the plant’s Severe Accident Mitigation Guidelines, and that training exercises are rare.... Read more»

Inside Palo Verde: Nuke plant touts safety, emergency prep

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, is the nation’s largest producer of nuclear power. In light of events in Japan, its operators are promoting the plant’s safety features.... Read more»

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Officials: Largest nuclear power plant in U.S. equipped for emergencies

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station features stronger containment domes than the Japanese plant damaged by a tsunami, has multiple backup power sources and enough water to cool its reactors for a year, plant officials told the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»

Palo Verde nuke plant opens new emergency center

In the event of an emergency at Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, plant officials and government leaders will now have access to a $13.5 million center that will help them respond and share information with the public.... Read more»

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Despite threat, Az official powerless to shut off LA's juice

If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona over its new immigration law, they'd better get ready to do so in the dark, one official says. But that may be an empty threat. ... Read more»5

Tree pollen wreaks havoc on S. Az allergy sufferers

Southern Arizona is paying for a cooler-than-normal winter with a spike in allergies. ... Read more»