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ASTRO supports US Nuclear Regulatory Commission final rule

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for yesterday's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.

ASTRO Supports U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Final Rule

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for today's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.

Interim FERC Chairman: Coal and Nuclear ‘Need to Be Properly Compensated’

One of Neil Chatterjee's top priorities in his new role as interim chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to ensure coal and nuclear power receive some form of compensation for the "resilience and reliability" benefits they provide to the U.S. Show More Summary

Nuclear agency begins work to consider Yucca Mountain site

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking steps to review the planned revival of the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. The nuclear agency says it will spend up … Click to Continue »

TVA, regulators strike deal on nuke plant's workplace issues

The Tennessee Valley Authority has struck an agreement with federal regulators who found a chilled work environment at a TVA nuclear plant. A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection last fall … Click to Continue »

Nuclear plant workers violated security due to forgotten ID

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined a pair of workers weren't planning mayhem by cheating their entrance into a Massachusetts nuclear power plant — they had just forgotten a … Click to Continue »

Low dose radiation could harm cardiovascular health

The controversial linear no-threshold model (LNT) model has long been used by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a conservative model for estimating radiation risk, but it is not without critics. People who visit a beach in Brazil, with extremely high levels of radiation, instead believe it has recuperative powers, and studies have shown similar effects. read more

Nuke plant allowed to run after backup equipment explodes

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials disagreed over safety of granting Arizona nuclear plant permission to keep generating during repairs.        

Study: US NRC Relied On Faulty Analysis To Justify Refusal To Adopt Catastrophic Nuclear-Waste Fire Safety Measures

A new study from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists has revealed that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relies on faulty analysis to "justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans...Show More Summary

Dominion Energy gets license for third reactor

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it will issue a license for a third nuclear reactor at Dominion Energy's North Anna plant in Virginia. NRC said in a statement Wednesday … Click to Continue »

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to a recent article. Radioactivity from such a fire could force approximately 8 million people to relocate and result in $2 trillion in damages.

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster, researchers say

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste fire at any one of dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to an article in the May 26 issue of Science magazine. Show More Summary

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste...Show More Summary

Nuclear Scientist and Newly-Crowned Miss USA Says Healthcare is a Privilege, Not a Right: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The newly-crowned Miss USA has caused a social media hullabaloo by claiming that affordable healthcare is a privilege, not a right. Kara McCullough, who is also a scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, linked health care...Show More Summary

Miss USA to the Rescue

(Steven Hayward) I hate to intrude on John’s beat, but he’s missed an important development in not covering the just-completed Miss USA competition, won by Kara McCullough, a scientist working at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. When asked if she thinks health care is a right or a privilege, she gets the right answer without hesitation:

Twitter Goes Nuclear Over Miss USA's Health Care Answer

Miss DC Kara McCullough ascended to the Miss USA throne Sunday, proclaiming, "I love science" after her win, a shoutout to both her own job as a nuclear scientist for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and as encouragement to kids considering similar careers. One thing she apparently doesn't love, however:...

The new Miss USA helps regulate nuclear power plants

4 months agoNews : The Cutline

The Miss USA pageant touted American diversity, and chose an African-American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown. Kara McCullough from the US capital will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe contest. "We regulate nuclear power plants.

Top Stories: Ransomware Latest; North Korean Missile Test

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: President Trump's revised travel ban is back in a federal appellate court; cholera is spreading in part of Yemen; and Miss U.S.A. 2017 is a chemist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Miss USA: Health Care Is A Privilege [VIDEO]

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Daily News reports: The new Miss USA is a scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and she knows a thing or two about dropping a bomb. Pageant winner Kara McCullough sent heads shaking Sunday night when she said...Show More Summary

Government scientist from DC wins Miss USA title

Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in … Click to Continue »

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