Tag Archives: the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Trump Admin to Give $1.4 Billion to Try to Revive the Nuclear Power Industry via Truthout

BY Peter Montague The nuclear power industry may be getting a new lease on life, thanks to a $1.4 billion taxpayer subsidy from the Trump administration. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in August approved the design of a new kind of nuclear … Continue reading

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Treated Fukushima Water Safe for Release, Tepco Adviser Says via Bloomberg

Treated water from Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo is safe to be released under controlled circumstances into the nearby Pacific Ocean, an independent adviser to the utility said. “It is much better … Continue reading

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‘Minor’ radiation leak in FitzPatrick nuclear plant has gone unfixed for 4 years via Syracuse.com

SCRIBA, N.Y. – The owner of FitzPatrick nuclear plant has allowed highly radioactive waste to leak into a contained area of the facility for at least four years, a safety violation that poses no risk to the public but might … Continue reading

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America Set to Decide Whether a Nuke Can Outlive a Human via Bloomberg

The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it’s safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed. The majority of the nation’s 99 reactors have already received 20-year extensions … Continue reading

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Vital cancer study canceled: NRC will hide the truth about nuclear reactor risks via Beyond Nuclear

Beyond Nuclear today decried the outrageous decision by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to cancel a study that would have examined cancer incidence and mortalities and the connection to U.S. nuclear facilities. “Study after study in Europe has shown … Continue reading

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Global nuclear decommissioning cost seen underestimated, may spiral via Reuters

(Reuters) – German utility E.ON’s breakup has led to worries that funds set aside for decommissioning reactors will not suffice, but globally the cost of unwinding nuclear is uncertain as estimates range widely. As ageing first-generation reactors close, the true … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight via Huffington Post

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michigan. Staff at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan first began actively looking for the leak December … Continue reading

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