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Congress torpedoes a Biden nominee and casts doubt on nuclear safety via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Allison Macfarlane | February 6, 2024 The Biden administration’s recent abandonment of Jeff Baran for another term as member on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) bodes ill for the independence of the agency—and the safety and security of the country. … Continue reading

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How to dismantle an atomic lie–taking apart the nuclear falsehoods via Fairewinds Energy Education

By Arnie Gundersen The Beginning I am a nuclear engineer and have been for 50-years. I have two Nuclear Engineering degrees, a Nuclear Reactor Operator’s license, and ultimately became a Senior Vice president in the nuclear industry. My journey in … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s ‘enforcement’ is as fierce as the comfy chair via The Ecologist

By Linda Pentz Gunter The NRC routinely fails to enforce its own safety codes at nuclear power plants, writes Linda Pentz Gunter – putting all of us at risk from accidents. It’s the US’s most extreme example of regulatory capture, … Continue reading

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Fukushima Report Questions US Nuclear Safety Culture via Science 2.0

Nevertheless, an extensive new report written by the Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants devoted an entire chapter to the issue. […] Both industry and government share blame … Continue reading

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Fukushima and the Nuclear Pushers via Reader Supported News

he conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel issued last week that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry “collusion” and thus was “man-made” is mirrored throughout the world. The “regulatory capture” cited by … Continue reading

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