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Republicans at U.S. nuclear regulator pass stripped down safety rule via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans on the U.S. nuclear power regulator approved a stripped down safety rule on Thursday that removes the need for nuclear plants to take extra measures based on recent science to protect against hazards such as floods … Continue reading

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Fukushima Should Have Served as Wake-Up Call for US Nuclear Regulatory Commission via EcoWatch (Reader Supported News)

[…] The NRC set up a task force to analyze what happened at Fukushima and assess how to make U.S. reactors safer. In July 2011, the task force offered a dozen recommendations to help safeguard U.S. nuclear plants in the … Continue reading

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NRC Rejects Recommendation to Require Nuclear Plant Owners to Establish Plans to Address a Core-Melt Accident via The Union of Concerned Scientists

Washington (August 28, 2015)—The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected the recommendation of the high-level task force it convened after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster to require nuclear plant owners to develop and maintain plans for coping with a … Continue reading

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Nuclear safety push to be softened after U.S. objections via Reuters

(Reuters) – The United States looks set to succeed in watering down a proposal for tougher legal standards aimed at boosting global nuclear safety, according to senior diplomats. Diplomatic wrangling will come to a head at a 77-nation meeting in … Continue reading

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Time to Pull the Plug on a $30B Nuclear Fuel Boondoggle via The Blog, Huffington Post

It sounded like a good idea back in 2000. Two decades after the Cold War ended, the United States and Russia each agreed to dispose of 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium — enough for about 20,000 warheads — by … Continue reading

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A Rough Road from Swords to Ploughshares via the New York Times

For nearly 20 years, the Energy Department has been seeking to destroy plutonium recovered from surplus nuclear bombs by converting it to fuel for civilian reactors. Most of it would be destroyed by fission, and the remainder would be embedded … Continue reading

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