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NRC Vote Eliminates Need for External Containment Filters

Earlier this week, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decided in a 3-1 vote not to pursue a rulemaking with regard to reactor containment protection and release reduction for boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments. Show More Summary

Why SMRs Should Have Smaller Emergency Planning Zones

Marcus Nichol and David Young The following is a guest post by Marcus Nichol and David Young of NEI.In a recent decision, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission directed the agency staff initiate a rulemaking to revise emergency preparedness (EP) regulations and guidance for Small Modular Reactor (SMR) facilities. Show More Summary

Honeywell unit probed in toxic gas leak in Illinois

(Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has begun a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works in Illinois to assess a uranium hexafluoride leak that occurred during maintenance activity on Saturday evening.

Reminder: NRC Diablo Canyon relicensing public meeting Aug 5

Please remember that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is hosting two public meetings on August 5 in San Luis Obispo to provide an update on its review of Pacific Gas & Electric’s application to relicense the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station. Show More Summary

Doctors petitioning NRC to revise radiation protection regulations

The wheels are in motion for an official review of radiation protection regulations at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Doctors who are radiation health specialists are challenging the NRC’s use of the linear, no-threshold (LNT)...Show More Summary

Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn insteadShow More Summary

NRC Develops New Fees for SMRs

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a policy paper released in mid-May that it will develop a new fee schedule for small modular reactors. The new fees will be significantly less than those charged to full size 1000 MW or larger units. SMRs typically are designed to have electrical power ratings of 300 MW or less. read more

Why is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Undervaluing American Lives?

How much is your life worth? That's a key, but controversial, question for the federal government. Although it might seem distasteful to put a monetary value on a life, when federal agencies consider adopting new health and safety rules...Show More Summary

Measures Taken to Clean Oil Spill in Hudson River After Nuclear Plant Fire

Measures have been taken to clean oil that leaked to the Hudson River and to prevent further spills after the fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, Neil Sheehan, Public Affairs Officer at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), told Sputnik on Monday.

Cyber-Attack Attempted By Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee

A cyber attack was launched to steal files from the Department of Energy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an undercover investigation on a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NEC) and U.S. Department of Energy employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston. Show More Summary

The 7 Most Radioactive Items in Your Home

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, about half of the radiation we encounter every year comes from background radiation, or ubiquitous radiation that reaches everyone on earth. You don’t have to go near a nuclear plant or...Show More Summary

Insitutional Corruption is America’s Main Problem

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn insteadShow More Summary

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves License for DTE ESBWR at FERMI III

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has cleared the way for the that agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue a license to DTE Energy to build and operate a GE-Hitachi 1530 Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). read more

DTE Energy to Receive COL for Fermi-3

Recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that its commissioners had approved the award of a Construction and Operating License (COL) for DTE Energy’s prospective Fermi Unit 3, to be built on the site of the existing Fermi-2 near Detroit, Michigan. read more

Safety Problems Identified at Oyster Creek Nuke

The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township is the oldest operating plant in the United States and is scheduled to be shut down in 2019. Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission identified some serious safety hazards at the plant. Show More Summary

Turkey Point's Innovative Waste Water Cooling Plan

Artist's rendering of Turkey Point 6&7 Today and tomorrow, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Florida concerning adding two reactors to FP&L’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station. In this guest blog post,...Show More Summary

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Freed of Enhanced NRC Oversight

Here’s a bit of good news, more than a bit for Nebraskans: In a letter Monday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission informed the Omaha Public Power District that Fort Calhoun can return to routine oversight as of Wednesday, joining the 98 other U.S. Show More Summary

Government Corruption Has Become Rampant

Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe...Show More Summary

NRC issues SER for Westinghouse Small Break LOCA PIRT

I apologize for the acronym soup in the title. Here is what I really wanted to say, but couldn’t fit into the title field. On February 27, 2015, nearly three years after it was submitted, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued...Show More Summary

Breaking Energy U.S. Nuclear Investigation: Exports of Highly Enriched Uranium not 'Definitively Reconciled'

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report entitled “Report to Congress on the Current Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Exports Used as Fuel or Targets in Nuclear Research or Test Reactors, January 9, 2014,” reveals some striking findings with regard to US exports of highly enriched uranium. read more

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