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Senator claims federal regulators might be withholding items sought in probe of plant U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., says federal regulators might be improperly concealing documents on a long-running investigation at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant. In a … Continue reading

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“The sky is blue. Water is wet. ‘Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump’” – says Bloomberg Press via Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)

Article on radioactive waste buildup captures public attention. Finally. Dave Kraft, Director, NEIS October 25, 2013 An article in the Bloomberg Press of Oct. 25, 2013 titled “Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump as U.S. Fails to Pick Site,” has received a … Continue reading

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U.S. orders new safety upgrades at nuclear plants via CNN

Washington (CNN) — U.S. regulators are directing 31 nuclear reactors similar in design to the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown two years ago, to take additional steps to help contain radiation and … Continue reading

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Head of U.S. Nuclear Watchdog Emphasizes Preparing for Unknown via The New York Times

Appealing for a shift in emphasis on nuclear safety, the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned a gathering of more than 3,000 industry executives, experts and government regulators on Tuesday against relying too heavily on their ability to … Continue reading

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3 Illinois nuclear plants affected as NRC delays upgrades via The Chicago Tribune

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has delayed a decision to order operators of more than two dozen older nuclear plants to install filtered vents as part of the agency’s post-Fukushima safety review, according to an NRC memo posted on its … Continue reading

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U.S. nuclear energy safety questioned via UPI.com

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) — The United States is headed toward a major nuclear disaster — one that could mirror what happened last year in Japan — unless the government more closely monitors aging power plants, safety advocates and activists … Continue reading

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President Obama names Allison Macfarlane as NRC Commissioner to replace Jaczko via ANS Nuclear Cafe

President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate Allison Macfarlane to be U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) commissioner and to designate her as NRC chair upon her appointment. Macfarlane is an associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George … Continue reading

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