Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

‘Ticking Atomic Bomb’: 50+ Uranium Mills Still Dumping Cancer-Causing Toxic Waste Into U.S. Rivers via the Defender (ProPublica)

U.S. taxpayers bankrolled more than 50 uranium mills in the lead-up to the Cold War, but despite promises, the government has failed to address the widespread water pollution from the mills, according to a ProPublica investigation. By Mark Olalde, Mollie … Continue reading

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Holtec Commits to Not Discharging Contaminated Water into Cape Cod Bay via CapeCod.com

PLYMOUTH – Senator Ed Markey (D – MA) recently led a subcommittee field hearing in Plymouth where the CEO of Holtec International, the owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, said the company would not dump one million gallons of radioactive … Continue reading

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Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear officials via New Mexico In Depth

The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Worker Lockout Is New Worry at Nuclear Plant via The Provincetown Independent

NRC says radioactive releases from Pilgrim have always been at safe levels BY CHRISTINE LEGERE MAR 30, 2022 PLYMOUTH — There is more to worry about than the possible discharge of a million gallons of radioactive water from the Pilgrim Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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Counterfeit parts found in U.S. nuclear plants -inspector general via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Counterfeit parts have been discovered in U.S. nuclear plants, potentially increasing the risk of a safety failure, the inspector general of the federal nuclear industry regulator said in a report released on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Lawsuit looks to force nuclear regulator to turn over records from San Onofre ‘near-miss’ incident via San Diego Union-Tribune

August 2018 “near-miss” saw a 50-ton canister of nuclear waste left suspended for 45 minutes. BY ROB NIKOLEWSKI […] At issue are 13 pages of records concerning what happened on Aug. 3, 2018, at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, known … Continue reading

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Opinion: California Tsunami Alert Was Wake-Up Call on San Onofre Flood Risk via Times of San Diego

By Paul Blanch The tsunami advisory that woke up the West Coast Jan. 15 should serve as a wake-up call on flooding dangers at the nuclear waste storage facility in San Onofre.  The facility is 100 feet from the beach. During high tides, … Continue reading

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Senators Markey And Warren Ask NRC To Speed Up Review Of Seabrook Concrete via CBS Boston

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Texas is one step closer to housing tons of nuclear waste. What that means for DFW via Fort Worth Star-Telegram

BY HALEY SAMSEL Outside of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Arlington office on Monday, a dozen protesters spoke out against what they saw as the inevitable: The commission was going to approve a federal permit to transport high-level nuclear waste through Dallas-Fort Worth … Continue reading

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Fukushima 10 years later: It still could happen here via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Edwin Lyman | March 11, 2021 On March 11, 2011, 10 years ago this week, a massive earthquake and tsunami flooding triggered a power blackout at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing three reactors to melt down and release … Continue reading

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