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
We haven’t talked much about the partial government shutdown because it isn’t our brief – and honestly, who hasn’t been bloviating about it lately? But it did lead the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to depend, at least for awhile, on money described as “carryover” funds to fully operate. Show More Summary
As of Thursday, 90 percent of the 4,000 employees of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have been laid off for the duration of the tea party-engendered government shutdown. The NRC oversees the nation's 104 fission-fueled electricity-generating reactors. Show More Summary
Image © Shutterstock As the government shutdown continues to drag on, there have been some troubling new developments; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just announced it expects to furlough 3,900 employees today due to budget shortages. That's 90%
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will shut down on Thursday because the agency has depleted its carryover funds, the chairman said in a blog.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the nation's one hundred nuclear reactors, has announced it is furloughing staff on Wednesday evening, due to the government shutdown. Safety operations will not be affected.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which monitors safety at the nation's nuclear-power plants, is shutting down Thursday and putting most staff on furlough.
The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation...Show More Summary
Turkey Point Nuclear Plant on Florida's east coast. No hurricanes heading their way, right? Oh wait! The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has enough leftover funds from past appropriations to continue operating for about a week, according to a statement on their website. Show More Summary
One of the repercussions of the illegal actions of the Secretary of Energy and the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to halt the licensing process for the Yucca Mountain waste repository was to cause a court to declare that it no longer had any confidence in the NRC’s Waste Confidence Rule. Show More Summary