Tag Archives: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

New Documentary Investigates Nuclear Power from New York to Fukushima via Earth Island Journal

A Conversation with Indian Point Director Ivy Meeropol  […] Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed for espionage on June 19, 1953 for allegedly passing A-bomb secrets to the Soviets. She is the daughter … Continue reading

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Messenger: Activist won’t back down in quest to rid St. Louis of nuclear waste via St. Louis Post Dispatch

[…] We’re in her dining room to talk about West Lake Landfill and the nuclear waste that was dumped there illegally decades ago. The radioactive waste dates to the production of the first atomic bomb, a double-edged sword of a … Continue reading

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Nuclear threats in US worse than previously known — study via RT

Conflicting with a prior industry study, a new analysis claims 96 nuclear facilities in the US are less safe than reported, citing risks such as terrorism and sabotage. The study says there remain lessons to be learned from the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for U.S., panel says via Science

Japan’s chief cabinet secretary called it “the devil’s scenario.” Two weeks after the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing three nuclear reactors to melt down and release radioactive plumes, officials were bracing … Continue reading

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Former McDonnell Douglas workers, residents file suit over radiation exposure via St. Louis Public Radio

Three former aircraft workers and seven north St. Louis County residents who say they were exposed to radioactive waste stored near Lambert Airport after World War II, have filed a federal lawsuit against Mallinckrodt and the Cotter Corporation. They hope … Continue reading

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Scientists say nuclear fuel pools around the country pose safety and health risks via The Center for Public Integrity

The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe could have been far worse, it turns out, and experts say neither the nuclear industry nor its regulators are doing enough to prevent a calamitous nuclear fuel fire in America Ninety-six aboveground, aquamarine pools around the … Continue reading

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Progress on US legacy cleanup via World Nuclear News

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National … Continue reading

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Environmentalists try to block nuclear growth in Texas via Victoria Advocate

WADSWORTH – One of the largest nuclear power facilities in North America is set to double in size. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently gave the South Texas Project the green light to build two new reactors at its plant between … Continue reading

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Union of Concerned Scientists Annual Review of U.S. Nuclear Plant, Near Misses via Kansas City InfoZine

In 2015, three of the ten near misses reported at U.S. nuclear power plants occurred at reactors owned by one company—Entergy. Washington DC – infoZine – There were only 10 “near miss” incidents at U.S. nuclear reactors last year, but … Continue reading

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7 engineers at U.S. agency go public with nuclear safety concern via Syracuse.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Seven electrical engineers who work for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have taken the unusual step of petitioning the NRC as private citizens in hopes of compelling regulators to fix a “significant safety concern” that affects all … Continue reading

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