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NRC Probes Indian Point Security Lapses

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating possibly major lapses in security at the Indian Point nuclear power plants, including the prospect that criminal elements are using parts of the plants' drills for their own training.

Kate Sheppard

Barbara Boxer Wants Her Nuclear Regulatory Records And She Wants Them Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are engaged in an increasingly public feud over whether the commissi...

NRC Says It Will Resume Study Of Nevada Nuke Site

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a court order, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed its staff to complete work on a key safety report rela...

Shutdown Hits Nuclear Power Regulators

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which monitors the nation's 100 commercial nuclear power plants, is set to furlough 3,600 employees on Thursday aft...

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Nuclear Energy?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen whether nuclear energy will experience a renaissance, as predicted by Moniz, or collapse under the pressure of the various factors mentioned.

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Regulator Caught In Conflicted Situation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William Ostendorff has invested in Honeywell International Inc., an NRC licensee, since as early as 2009...

A Win For Local Environmentalists

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.13.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofr...

Radioactive Metal in Our Homes -- The Nuclear Family Is About to Get a Little More Radioactive

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Since the 1980s, the DOE and the NRC have been cooking up a scheme to recycle radioactive scrap metals back into a wide variety of products from metal water bottles to your children's braces.

Looking For More Information

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 02.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators Wednesday pressed the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant for more analysis on its damaged steam gen...

Is Nuclear Disaster Plan Just 'Window Dressing'?

AP | By RAY HENRY | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in the U.S., the utility industry wants the ability to fly in heavy-duty equipment that cou...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Sound Alarm On Secrecy Among Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held po...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Plant Operator Investigating Possible Sabotage

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

A California utility said Thursday it has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of potential sabotage, possibly by an employee, of a crucial piec...

'Green News Report' - November 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2013 | 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!. Welcome ...

Storm Forces Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down Unit

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green

ATLANTA — Superstorm Sandy forced three nuclear reactors to close by playing havoc with cooling water and electrical lines, but the nuclear indu...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Leaked Report Suggests Long-Known Flood Threat To Nuke Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green

An un-redacted version of a recently released Nuclear Regulatory Commission report highlights the threat that flooding poses to nuclear power plants l...

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...

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...

If You Lived Downwind From This Power Plant, Would You Be Concerned?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Davis-Besse, a nuclear power plant just 30 miles from downtown Toledo, does not provide the same margin of safety that it did when it was built 34 years ago. Will we allow the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to simply lower its standards?

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 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.

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...

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.