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
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Presstitute Media Shills for Nuclear Power It is well-documented that the claim that nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy is mere propaganda. The archaic nuclear reactor design...Show More Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating possibly major lapses in security at the Indian Point nuclear power plants, including the prospect that criminal elements are using parts of the plants' drills for their own training. Records...Show More Summary
"We direct the NRC Staff to complete and issue the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) associated with the construction authorization application.” So states the Memorandum and Order issued by the commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in compliance with an August decision of the U.S. Show More Summary
The Washington Times reported yesterday that Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants. That’s not an isolated problem … We noted last year: Investigators from the...Show More Summary
CNN has investigated and agrees with Atomic Insights regarding the political games that resulted Greg Jaczko being appointed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the assignment to kill off the Yucca Mountain project. The following...Show More Summary
With the world’s first laser enrichment plant having received a construction and operating license from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2012, the stage has been set for a radical change in the industry. So how does laser enrichment...Show More Summary
While the recent government shutdown was still in progress, Jeff Donn of the Associated Press published a slanted story about a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That report had not yet been released to the public, but it was made available to Mr. Show More Summary
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dominion's North Anna 1 nuclear reactor in Virginia tripped on Friday, according to an official with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The shutdown has shuttered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I’m not really comfortable living without those regulators. [Breaking Energy] Don’t bother Goldman Sachs’s general counsel with your silly little questions [Dealbreaker] The decisions you make in your twenties are rarely life-threatening. Show More Summary