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A Fukushima Lesson Unlearned: NRC scraps public rulemaking on weak GE containments via enformable

By Paul Gunter The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) typically begins its narrative on the “lessons learned” from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe with Japan’s March 11, 2011accident. Not surprisingly, the agency has avoided addressing the most critical lesson … 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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Used Nuclear Fuel in Storage (US, 2011) via the Nuclear Energy Institute

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U.S. atomic industry must heed lesson of Japan: NRC chief via The Japan Times Online

WASHINGTON — The official responsible for nuclear safety in the United States said Tuesday he is worried that U.S. nuclear plant operators have become complacent just nine months after the nuclear disaster in Japan. Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear … Continue reading

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