Tag Archives: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Remediation completed at former New Haven nuclear facility in USA via Nuclear Engineering International

The US Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with partners at the federal, municipal, and community levels, and the private sector, on 9 July announced completion of remediation activities at the former United Nuclear Corporation site in … Continue reading

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Point Beach owner seeks to run Wisconsin’s last nuclear plant for 80 years via Wisconsin State Journal

Chris Hubbuch The operator of Wisconsin’s only remaining nuclear power plant wants to keep the 50-year-old plant running through 2050. NextEra Energy submitted an application Monday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking to add 20 years to the licenses for … Continue reading

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Guest Article: Do Emissions from Nuclear Power Plants Cause Cancer? via Irvine Community News & Views

By Roger Johnson While we agonize over the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps it is also appropriate to consider another medical enigma which kills far more.  Cancer is the number one killer in California.  This year, cancer deaths are expected to exceed 60,000 … Continue reading

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Nuclear agency proposes deregulating disposal of some US radioactive waste via Chemistry World

BY REBECCA TRAGER The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is facing protests after proposing that low-level radioactive waste be disposed of in commercial landfills not explicitly designed to hold it, rather than at licenced radioactive waste sites. The NRC’s proposal, issued in … Continue reading

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State AG Cites ‘Multiple, Grave Concerns’ Over Indian Point Nuclear Plant Decommissioning via Daily Voice

 Zak Failla New York State Attorney General Letitia James has expressed “multiple, grave concerns” about the decommissioning of Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester. On Thursday, Jan. 23, it was announced that the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted an application from the … Continue reading

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Leak-plagued nuclear plant gets blessing of federal safety regulators, despite concerns via The State

BY SAMMY FRETWELL Despite a five-decade history of leaks and spills at the Westinghouse atomic fuel factory near Columbia, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is downplaying the possibility of major environmental damage at the site over the next 40 years. … Continue reading

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Companies may ease nuclear waste backlog via News.com.au

The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and foster support for new nuclear projects, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says. The US government spent billions of … Continue reading

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More problems uncovered at nuclear fuel plant near Columbia via The State

COLUMBIA, SC An atomic safety investigation at a Columbia nuclear fuel factory uncovered additional problems this week as inspectors discovered more radioactive material had built up in the plant than they previously knew about. An air pollution control system pipe … Continue reading

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Nuclear power plant? Or storage dump for hot radioactive waste? via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

[…] Spent nuclear power fuel accumulated over the past 50 years is bound up in more than 241,000 long rectangular assemblies containing tens of millions of fuel rods. The rods, in turn, contain trillions of small, irradiated uranium pellets. After bombardment … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to Linear No-Threshold for Radiation Protection via NRDC

[…] The LNT model has been repeatedly endorsed by scientific bodies like the National Academy of Sciences, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements , and  the International Commission on Radiological Protection.  I recently took part in a readers’ … Continue reading

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