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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

last monthNews : 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

2 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

2 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.

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2 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]

2 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 »

Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 edition of Miss USA

The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention … Click to Continue »

NRC report: Duke researchers mishandled radioactive material

A report from a federal agency says Duke University researchers mishandled radioactive material during an experiment last month. The Duke Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2lEivtr) that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said … Click to Continue »

Companies in closed nuke plant transfer file request

The businesses involved in the transfer of licenses of the Vermont Yankee power plant have filed a formal request with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In the request, filed earlier … Click to Continue »

Terrestrial Energy to Submit Design Certification to NRC for a Molten Salt Reactor in 2019

Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd (TEUSA) announced last week that the company has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to license its IMSR400, a small modular, advanced nuclear reactor, in the United States.

Terrestrial Energy Announces Plans To License Their Integral Molten Reactor In The U.S.

Yesterday, Terrestrial Energy USA (TEUSA) informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that they planned to begin pre-license application discussions with a goal of being ready to file a design certification application no later than Oct 2019. Show More Summary

Why Buy A Shutdown Nuclear Plant? The Answer Might Surprise You

Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting to consider the latest development in what has become a growing trend in the nuclear power industry – accelerating decommissioning by transferring licenses to third parties after a plant shuts down. Show More Summary

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