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NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran

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

Leadership at Fukushima Daini

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

The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn’t Happen

Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.

Markey’s Misinterpretation of NRC Non-Concurrence Process Targeted Survey

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

Improvements in spent fuel pool modeling

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

NRC Commissioners support staff analysis on spent fuel storage

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

Our Nuclear Infrastructure Is a Radioactive Time Bomb

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

Act Now and Have Your say on the Future of America!

  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

Are We on the Verge of a Nuclear Revolution?

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...

'Fukushima' sounds warning on nuclear energy

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.

Nuclear Cyber Security and Its Discontents

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

CNN and Huffington Post Are “External Stakeholders” In Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Painting by Anthony Freda: 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

NRC Probes Indian Point Security Lapses

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

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Restarts Yucca Mountain Application Review

"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

Regulators Watch Porn and Literally Sleep with Industry They’re Supposed to Rein In … Instead of Protecting the Public

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 agrees – Harry Reid violated federal law by killing Yucca Mountain

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

Lasers point to the future of uranium enrichment

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Associated Press’s slanted interpretation of recent GAO report on US nuclear regulator

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

Dominion’s North Anna one nuclear reactor in Virginia shut Friday

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.

Non-Sequiturs: 10.11.13

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

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