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Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Meltdown Threat Cover-Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green

In a letter submitted Friday afternoon to internal investigators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a whistleblower engineer within the agency accu...

Ryan Grim

Republican Regulator Thwarted Nuclear Safety Probe: Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2012 | 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: It's offi...

NRC Halts Power Plant License Renewal Decisions

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday suspended issuing final decisions on new licenses and on license renewals for nuclear power plants unti...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Savages Fellow Dem As 'First-Class Rat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harry Reid isn't known for hyperbole. The soft-spoken Senate majority leader tends to wield his power behind the scenes, and when he doe...

Ryan Grim

Ex-Reid Aides Raising Cash For Ousted Nuclear Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 "Regulatory Capture" -- A Global Pattern

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel issued last week that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry "collusion" and thus was "man-made" is mirrored throughout the world.

Los Alamos Underestimates Radiation Leak Risk

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

One of the nation's main nuclear weapons labs has sharply underestimated the amount of radiation that could leak from the facility as a result of an earthquake, raising questions about the safety and reliability of Los Alamos.

Pyromania at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is playing with fire -- literally. The federal government's nuclear industry watchdog recently granted the Browns Ferry plant in Alabama an extra year to comply with agency fire regulations.

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...

Wasting Time With Nuclear Waste

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Haste makes waste--unless you're talking about nuclear power. In that case, delay makes waste--tens of thousands of tons of it.

Inviting Atomic Catastrophe

Karl Grossman | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a meeting this week to consider having nuclear power plants run 80 years -- although they were never seen as running for more than 40 years.

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.

NRC Renews Reactor License

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

May 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Friday it approved a new 20-year operating license for Entergy Corp's Pilgrim r...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

San Onofre: We Can't Ignore the Warning Signs

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

San Onofre's reactors have already released radioactive steam and are literally shaking themselves apart. Instead of keeping the reactors shut down, Southern Edison is rushing to restart the reactors and running them as hard as possible.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Debate Heats Up Over Radiation Filters For Nuke Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

In a letter sent Tuesday to Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, representatives of the nuclear power industry argued tha...

Nuclear Power Regulators Scale Back Emergency Readiness Efforts

AP | JEFF DONN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

Without fanfare, the nation's nuclear power regulators have overhauled community emergency planning for the first time in more than three decades, req...

Will You Pay as New Reactors Jump $900 Million in Just Three Months?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The projected price for Georgia's Vogtle Double Reactor Project has jumped at least $900 million in just three months -- and that's just for starters.

VA Nuke Plant To Face Extra Oversight

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power will face additional federal oversight at its North Anna Nuclear Power Station in central Virginia beca...

'There Is No Timeline On Nuclear Safety'

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.13.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A $670 million overhaul at California's San Onofre nuclear plant was expressly intended to avoid the types of ailments that have s...