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Gregory Jaczko

'G.M. Flaw' and the Deeply Flawed Regulatory System

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Karl Grossman

From national administration to administration, corporations have run roughshod and those who are supposed to protect us from the danger and death these industries cause have regularly not done their jobs.

Three Years After Fukushima, Ex-Nuclear Chief Lobbies For Phase-Out

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation war...

Nuclear Power Through the Fukushima Perspective

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Karl Grossman

Nader said nuclear power is unnecessary because there are many energy alternatives -- led by solar and wind. It is unsafe because catastrophic accidents can and will happen.

Former NRC Chair: Emergency Plans Won't Protect Residents from Radiation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation and it would be best if the plant closes down.

U.S. Nuke Expert: Fukushima Disaster No Surprise Given Japan's Failure To Act

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

TOKYO -- A former U.S. nuclear regulatory chief said Tuesday that leaks of contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima plant had been known since ear...

'Green News Report' - April 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - April 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Ryan Grim

Republican Regulator Thwarted Nuclear Safety Probe: Sources | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The inspector general at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into a GOP political appointee for attempting to...

Ryan Grim

Ex-Reid Aides Raising Cash For Ousted Nuclear Chairman | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of veterans from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are organizing an effort to pay down the legal debts t...

Nuclear Safety Chief Engaged In Intimidation, Internal Investigation Finds

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — An internal investigation has concluded that the departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in bullying and in...

Nuclear Rubberstamp Commission

Karl Grossman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The nuclear industry and promoters of nuclear power in government would have us believe that Fukushima means nothing. In reality, the consequences -- in Japan and all over the world -- are expected to be enormous.

Obama Names Yucca Mountain Critic To Lead Nuclear Agency

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly to stem a controversy, President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated an expert on nuclear waste to lead the federal a...

Exit Jackzo: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Free Fall

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The resignation of NRC Chairman Gregory Jackzo puts the issue of nuclear safety smack on the middle of Obama's desk, and then into the presidential race. That's a good thing. 

Departing NRC Chief Presses For Heightened Safety Regulations

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

* Jaczko says safety issues take too long to be addressed * Reform legacy overshadowed by questions about his management style ...

Fukushima Tour de Force: New Book Chronicles Nuclear Devil's Tango

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

In Devil's Tango, Pineda brings together a refreshingly bold command of the facts and myths of the nuclear industry with her extraordinary prose to offer a rare look into many of the overlooked implications of the Fukushima tragedy.

Ryan Grim

Under A Withering Industry Assault, Nuclear Safety Chief Resigns | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Under a withering assault from the industry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is stepping down, effective upon the ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Safety Advocates Accuse Industry And Regulators Of Foot-Dragging On Basic Safety Measure | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

From her home, Mary Lampert, 70, has a clear view of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which sits just across the Duxbury and Plymouth Bays in coasta...

Time To Regulate

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It will take more than the flip of a switch to replace power lost from the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant. The twin reactors l...

Chris Kirkham

After Nuclear Disaster In Japan, U.S. Slow To Update Plant Safety At Home | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March, with the world captivated by the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, U.S. regu...

'Green News Report' - February 9, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Santorum ...

Lucia Graves

Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Wins First Reactor Construction Permit In A Generation | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal safety officials voted 4-to-1 to approve the first nuclear reactor construction permit in almost 35 years, overriding U.S. Nucle...

A Philosophical Split at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

CSPAN viewers were treated to an unusual spectacle last month. For two days, a federal agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, aired its dirty laundry in public.

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Power Play Reveals Washington's 'Ugly Underbelly' | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A feud at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where five presidentially appointed commissioners oversee the safety of the nation's nuclea...

Lucia Graves

David Vitter Presses NRC Chairman On Whether He Made A Woman Cry | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) raised eyebrows on Thursday when he questioned Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko about his...

Ryan Grim

Why Bernie Sanders Read HuffPost Story Into Record | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders grilled a nuclear commissioner at a hearing Thursday, demanding to know whether he intended to step into the top job...