Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Fukushima Watch: Is Japan Ready for Another Nuclear Accident? via Wall Street Journal Japan

Is Japan ready for another nuclear accident? That is a question the country must answer before returning to large-scale reliance on nuclear power, according to a former senior U.S. nuclear energy regulatory official. “This has to be remembered — that … Continue reading

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Former supervisor at Indian Point fighting incarceration in federal court via Enformable Nuclear News

In July of 2013, we shared a story about Daniel Wilson, a former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, who was arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety records and lying to federal regulators. Wilson had hid results of … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe via WashingtonsBlog

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission – made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale via The Guardian

The promise of cheap, low-carbon power – with 31 new reactors in the US – was based on rhetoric and obedience. Anyone who doubts that should read the new status report on the industry Nuclear power requires obedience, not transparency. … Continue reading

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Ex-Regulator Says Reactors Are Flawed via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — All 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and they should be replaced with newer technology, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Former U.S. nuke watchdog chair says regulators must stay independent via The Asahi Shimbun

[…] In a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun in Washington, Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), said it is crucial for a nuclear watchdog to stay independent from the nuclear industry. Jaczko, who, unlike … Continue reading

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In U.S., nuclear energy loses momentum amid economic head winds, safety issues via

[…] On Monday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reiterated its refusal to issue a license for a new unit at Calvert Cliffs, Md., that a French company had hoped to make the model for a fleet of reactors. A pair … Continue reading

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The nuclear-meltdown threat in the States via Aspen Times

Dear Editor: Congratulations to The Aspen Times for covering the dangerous San Onofre nuclear power plant (“Uncertainty clouds future of California nuclear plant,” Feb. 27). If there is a major accident, prevailing winds could contaminate much of the Southwest, including … Continue reading

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Post-Fukushima, Arguments for Nuclear Safety Bog Down via The New York Times

[…] The filters, which have been recommended by the staff of the regulatory commission, are supposed to prevent radioactive particles from escaping into the atmosphere. They are required in Japan and much of Europe, but the American utilities say they … Continue reading

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More powerful guns may guard spent nuclear fuel via fuel fix

LIMERICK, Pa. — Machine guns may be coming to a nuclear plant near you. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a rule that would allow security guards to wield machine guns and “enhanced weapons” to guard spent fuel rods being … Continue reading

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