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Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn insteadShow More Summary

NRC Develops New Fees for SMRs

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a policy paper released in mid-May that it will develop a new fee schedule for small modular reactors. The new fees will be significantly less than those charged to full size 1000 MW or larger units. SMRs typically are designed to have electrical power ratings of 300 MW or less. read more

Why is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Undervaluing American Lives?

How much is your life worth? That's a key, but controversial, question for the federal government. Although it might seem distasteful to put a monetary value on a life, when federal agencies consider adopting new health and safety rules...Show More Summary

Measures Taken to Clean Oil Spill in Hudson River After Nuclear Plant Fire

Measures have been taken to clean oil that leaked to the Hudson River and to prevent further spills after the fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, Neil Sheehan, Public Affairs Officer at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), told Sputnik on Monday.

Cyber-Attack Attempted By Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee

A cyber attack was launched to steal files from the Department of Energy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an undercover investigation on a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NEC) and U.S. Department of Energy employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston. Show More Summary

The 7 Most Radioactive Items in Your Home

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, about half of the radiation we encounter every year comes from background radiation, or ubiquitous radiation that reaches everyone on earth. You don’t have to go near a nuclear plant or...Show More Summary

Insitutional Corruption is America’s Main Problem

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn insteadShow More Summary

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves License for DTE ESBWR at FERMI III

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has cleared the way for the that agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue a license to DTE Energy to build and operate a GE-Hitachi 1530 Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). read more

DTE Energy to Receive COL for Fermi-3

Recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that its commissioners had approved the award of a Construction and Operating License (COL) for DTE Energy’s prospective Fermi Unit 3, to be built on the site of the existing Fermi-2 near Detroit, Michigan. read more

Safety Problems Identified at Oyster Creek Nuke

The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township is the oldest operating plant in the United States and is scheduled to be shut down in 2019. Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission identified some serious safety hazards at the plant. Show More Summary

Turkey Point's Innovative Waste Water Cooling Plan

Artist's rendering of Turkey Point 6&7 Today and tomorrow, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Florida concerning adding two reactors to FP&L’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station. In this guest blog post,...Show More Summary

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Freed of Enhanced NRC Oversight

Here’s a bit of good news, more than a bit for Nebraskans: In a letter Monday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission informed the Omaha Public Power District that Fort Calhoun can return to routine oversight as of Wednesday, joining the 98 other U.S. Show More Summary

Government Corruption Has Become Rampant

Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe...Show More Summary

NRC issues SER for Westinghouse Small Break LOCA PIRT

I apologize for the acronym soup in the title. Here is what I really wanted to say, but couldn’t fit into the title field. On February 27, 2015, nearly three years after it was submitted, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued...Show More Summary

Breaking Energy U.S. Nuclear Investigation: Exports of Highly Enriched Uranium not 'Definitively Reconciled'

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report entitled “Report to Congress on the Current Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Exports Used as Fuel or Targets in Nuclear Research or Test Reactors, January 9, 2014,” reveals some striking findings with regard to US exports of highly enriched uranium. read more

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant safe in earthquakes, PG&E says in report

California’s last remaining nuclear power plant can safely withstand earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding, according to documents submitted by the owner of the Diablo Canyon plant to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NRC RIC 2015 – Day one observations

On March 10, 2015, I attended my first ever Regulatory Information Conference (RIC), which is an annual event hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I had heard from various associates that everyone who is anyone in the nuclear industry should plan to go to the RIC whenever possible. Show More Summary

Nuclear Watchdog Fines Facility for Failure to Follow Fire Prevention Rules

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission stated the US government will fine the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) $70,000 for failing to properly watch out for fires near the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

NRC FY2016 budget hearing – Sen Alexander and Sen Feinstein

On March 4, 2015, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FY2016 budget. The video archive is available for review. The only senators from the subcommittee...Show More Summary

Agencies should not allow creation of a hostile environment at public meetings

On February 19, 2015, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) transported a substantial contingent of regulators to Brattleboro, VT to hold a public meeting about Entergy’s Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the permanently shutdown Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Show More Summary

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