Tag Archives: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Opinion: California’s San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen via Los Angeles Times

By KATE BROWN Nuclear accidents often aren’t surprises. Whistleblowers had warned of the dangers before such disasters occurred in 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and 25 years later in Fukushima, Japan. As one of the world’s wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Dallas firm’s proposal would send nation’s high-level nuclear waste to West Texas via The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON–Environmentalists and nuclear power industry advocates have squared off for a quarter century over a proposal to bury the nation’s most highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel deep under the Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now, a Dallas-based company wants to sidestep … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely via The New York Times

As the country struggles to find a place to bury spent nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that nuclear waste from power plants can be stored above ground in containers that can be maintained and guarded indefinitely. The … Continue reading

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Editorial: Let the cleanup begin via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Companies have been dumping waste at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton since the 1950s. Radioactive materials, created as a byproduct of Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, were dumped in a 200-acre hole there beginning in 1973. So the fact that there are … Continue reading

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Mexico’s stolen radiation source: It could happen here via The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

At 1:30 a.m. on December 2, gunmen forced two truck drivers who had taken a nap at a gas station on the outskirts of Mexico City to surrender their vehicle. The thieves took off with the truck’s heavy and hazardous … Continue reading

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San Diego Union Members Attend San Onofre Hearing For Costco Gift Cards via KPBS

Dozens of union members showed up at this week’s public meeting supporting a plan to restart San Onofre nuclear plant . And they did it after receiving Costco gift cards in exchange. Members of the San Diego Building and Construction … Continue reading

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U.S. backs project for small nuclear reactors via CNN

[…] Unlike current designs, the units — shorthanded as SMRs — are designed to be installed underground instead of being located inside towering concrete buildings. They could run longer on the same nuclear fuel, and additional reactors could be added … Continue reading

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