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Gregory Jaczko

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | 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: Arsenic a...

Lucia Graves

Barbara Boxer 'Shocked And Appalled' By NRC 'Witch Hunt'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Thursday denounced what she referred to as the "witch hunt" and "character assassination" launched a...

Nuclear Agency Chief Again Faces 'Bully' Claim

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday he was "mortified" by allegations that he verbally abused women who wor...

White House Weighs In On NRC Dispute

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — A dispute among members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, while increasingly bitter, has not impaired the panel's work or jeopa...

Ryan Grim

White House Rescues Besieged Regulator

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley came out Monday night in support of the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jacz...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Official Involved In 'Coup' Attempt Consulted For Fukushima Parent Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Bill Magwood, the man at the center of an effort to overthrow the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and his most likely succ...

Ryan Grim

'Grave Concerns' Surround Chief Of Nuclear Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Four pro-industry members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, along with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), launched a public assault on th...

Internal Investigation: NRC Head Broke No Laws In Effort To Stop Work On Radioactive Waste Dump

AP | By MATTHEW DALY and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission withheld and manipulated information in an effort to stop work on a proposed radioactive w...

Lead Scientist Blasts NRC Chairman Over Nuke Dump

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A government scientist in charge of reviewing the safety of the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste dump in Nevada is accusing his bos...

Tom Zeller Jr.

House Republicans Grill Nuclear Watchdog Over Yucca Mountain Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

Members of a Congressional subcommittee grilled the inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Tuesday over a report in which he and...

Did NRC Chief Mislead Fellow Commissioners?

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was unprofessional and "wrong" as he repeatedly misled fellow commissioners about...

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Lets Industry Write Rules

ProPublica | John Sullivan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green

ProPublica's John Sullivan reports:In the fall of 2001, inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were so concerned about possible corrosion a...

Nuclear Naysayers and the National Interest

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

Certainly the benefits and risks inherent in a nuclear energy program are enormous. But such a program is important for the nation's future when all is said and done, in spite of the current reaction to events in Japan.

Japan Admits Disasters Overwhelmed Government

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and...

Japan Raises Severity Of Nuclear Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the country's nuclear crisis Friday from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level inte...

Japan Nuclear Plant Emits Smoke, Workers Struggle To Reconnect Electricity

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YAMAGATA, Japan -- Smoke billowed from a building at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant Friday as emergency crews worked to reconnect electricity to...

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...