On September 11, 2014, the American Nuclear Society hosted a roundtable discussion for nuclear bloggers with Allison Macfarlane, the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The meeting was broadcast as a webinar, but there were also seats available in the conference room from which Dr. Show More Summary
Just a few minutes ago, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a statement rebutting a story that appeared yesterday at the Daily Caller concerning security at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant:There have been several recent news stories contending that security is lax at the nation’s nuclear power plants. Show More Summary
Last week we saw California move a step closer to banning one-time use plastic bags and the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission legalize above ground storage of nuclear waste. What's the connection? Every once in a while I think it...Show More Summary
The Associated Press yesterday ran a sensationalized account of an internal Nuclear Regulatory Commission dispute over the seismic safety of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. It actually wasn't much of a dispute insomuch as oneShow More Summary
This is a guest post written by Michael Runyan. Michael is a recently-retired risk analyst for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A former Catholic, he currently works as a freelance writer focusing on critical assessments of the Christian religion.... Show More Summary
Strict safety controls sought by environmental groups for the storage of radioactive waste at dozens of nuclear power plants may fall to the wayside under a rule that's expected be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission next week. Show More Summary
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been hacked three times over the course of the last three years according to a recently published NextGov report. The report explains that hackers from an unnamed foreign country duped NRC employees into installing malware and clicking on phishing links in an attempt to secure log-in details. More »
A new report from NextGov reveals that the United States' Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was hacked three times in a three-year span. The report shows that two of the hacks were committed by unnamed foreigners, while one hack was...Show More Summary
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been hacked three times over the course of the last three years according to a recently published NextGov report. Read more...
The Obama Administration, under the direction of influential Senators, has provided the names of two people to fill vacancies on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. One of the vacancies exists already; Commissioner Apostolakis, a renowned...Show More Summary
Charles Casto The latest addition to our understanding of the lessons in leadership from the Fukushima experience of 2011 comes from Charles Casto. Mr. Casto spent almost a year as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's senior liaison in Japan after the Fukushima accident. Show More Summary
Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.
BACKGROUND The Nuclear Regulatory Commission values discussion among staff members who suggest alternative approaches or hold differing professional views. Since 1976 it has offered alternative methods of raising concerns including a documented Open Door Policy and a formal Differing Professional Opinions (DPO) Program. Show More Summary
During a recent discussion thread on Atomic Insights, a frequent commenter cited a 1997 vintage Nuclear Regulatory Commission document as indicating — in his opinion — that there was always a chance that a spent fuel pool could experience an event that might release dangerous amounts of radioactive material. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted to accept its professional staff’s recommendation to leave its current policy regarding spent fuel storage in place. Despite a large amount of public and political pressure,...Show More Summary
Image via Flickr user Pascal The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has had a busy few weeks. Last month, thanks to Freedom of Information Acts filed by numerous organizations, the Commission was forced to disclose a dossier of emails showing...Show More Summary
Time is running out and we hope you take the opportunity to comment on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Strategic Plan. The deadline is by tomorrow Friday April 4th. If you have not commented here is a video that explains how……it takes just a few seconds….. Show More Summary
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is working on nuclear waste guidelines, but new tech from some companies might mean we're thinking about it the wrong way...
A clear-eyed overview of the nuclear industry and the Japanese disaster doesn't split hairs over the risk: It can happen here. On March 18, 2011, an official from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission named Chuck Casto called together the NRC delegation on assignment with him in Tokyo.
The minority (that is, the Republicans) on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee released a report that shows a number of federal agencies, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, exercising lax cyber security. Show More Summary