More than 100 gallons of water containing radioactive tritium has leaked from a discharge pipe at the Catawba Nuclear Station near Lake Wylie, South Carolina, and could reach groundwater, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Federal regulators say more than 100 gallons of water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope have leaked at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina.The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the tritium leak isn’t...Show More Summary
Radioactive goldfish placidly swimming in a lemonade pitcher in a secure area of Perry Nuclear Power Plant near Cleveland, Ohio? It might have seemed like a harmless prank at the time, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said that the stunt is no joke. The two goldfish were first discovered by power plant workers earlier [...]Show More Summary
Two recent editorials grapple with nuclear energy issues relevant to their states. The York (Penn.) Record becomes disturbed about some corrosion discovered on used fuel containers. A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report said that some of those casks could leak. Show More Summary
A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant.
A security officer patrolling the area outside the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Spring City exchanged gunfire with an individual early this morning, according to a release from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.The incident occurred more than a quarter mile from the plant’s protected area near the Tennessee River just before 2 a.m. Show More Summary
Thousands of sensitive Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents regarding nuclear power plant security and vulnerability are publicly available in public document rooms across the country, NBC News reported on November 27 in a ratherShow More Summary
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that it will no longer conceal the amounts of highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel proposed for export to foreign research reactors. The announcement marks a step back from the heightened secrecy adopted by the NRC and other government agencies post-September 11. The revised policy had been sought by the [...]Show More Summary
In response to a request from a public interest group, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) agreed (pdf) to disclose the amounts of highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel sought for export by two foreign countries. But the NRC said it reserved the right to withhold similar information in the future. The Nuclear Control Institute (NCI) had [...]Show More Summary
By HARVEY WASSERMAN The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office has seriously questioned emergency planning at the San Onofre nuclear plant. At a cost of some $770 [...]
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is no longer disclosing the amounts of highly enriched uranium (HEU) that are sought for export to foreign research reactors, prompting complaints that the new non-disclosure policy undermines effective oversight of the traffic in nuclear weapons-grade material. Show More Summary
Energy intelligence reports: Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko says that the current fleet of operating plants in the US should be phased out because regulators can’t guarantee against an accident causing widespread land contamination. Show More Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently uncovered potentially significant flooding vulnerabilities at two Tennessee nuclear power plants and aggressively sanctioned the operator for several safety violations, according to findings made public earlier this month. Show More Summary
SCE Considers License Amendment for San Onofre Nuclear Plant ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering voluntarily submitting a license amendment request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to support the restart of Unit 2 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Show More Summary
SCE Had No Knowledge of Safety Problems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Letter to NRC Confirms ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A letter from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proves false the latest round of allegations from activists, Southern California Edison (SCE) said Tuesday. Show More Summary
This sounds serious: [Rep. Barbara] Boxer (D-Calif.) said in a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane that a confidential report obtained by her office shows Southern California Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,...Show More Summary
A report released Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission provides the most detailed picture to date of how a flawed system of new steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant was designed. Time staff writer Abby Sewell will...
It is the most enduring falsehood of commercial nuclear power, promoted heavily by both the industry and its watchdog, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It is a myth with two conflicting premises.
Southern California Edison may be at odds with federal regulators over what it means to run the San Onofre nuclear plant at full power. Edison officials met with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staffers Wednesday to discuss the agency's technical questions...
Federal regulators say an error by maintenance workers caused this week's shutdown of a reactor at Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers left valves open that drained water from a tank at the plant in Buchanan. Show More Summary