iOS app Android app

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of a federal reactor fire safety standard, but it's doubtful anyone at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) broke out the Champagne. That's because 35 reactors -- more than a third of the U.S. fleet -- still don't fully comply with it.

Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Roger Witherspoon

New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.

Rising From Fukushima, Japan's Nuclear Future

Richard Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Richard Thomas

Being held hostage to foreign energy sources is a terrible energy plan. Fuel diversity involving all forms of energy is essential for price stability as well as for preserving a reliable flow of and access to affordable energy.

'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.

'Green News Report' - March 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Battle lines drawn in contentious U.S. Senate hearing on Keystone XL; H...

'Green News Report' - March 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters,...

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster Warns It Could Happen Here

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Fukushima is far more than a disaster diary. It also provides a clear-eyed look at the Japanese regulatory regime that helped make the disaster all but inevitable, and makes a strong case that U.S. oversight is plagued by the same complacent attitude and undue industry influence.

Strike Threat Looms at Indian Point Nuke Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Representatives of Entergy Nuclear and the union representing control room operators and other technical workers are preparing for around the clock bargaining sessions to avoid a strike at the two Indian Point nuclear plants.

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...

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.

Mitsubishi Under Fire For Nuke Plant Malfunction

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators announced Monday they are considering slapping a California utility with two violations for problems that event...

Nuke Plant to Run on Expired Operating License

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Federal regulators have granted a special exemption to the Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant in New York, allowing it to become the first in the nation to generate electricity with an expired operating license.

Kate Sheppard

Is Mississippi The Next Yucca Mountain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi may be the latest battleground in the debate over what to do with nuclear waste. A state-based energy group presented a plan...

On leadership and nuclear power

Tom Fox | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Allison M. Macfarlane became chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) roughly a year ago, replacing former chairman Gregory Jaczko. Macfarl...

Attorneys General Fight for Public Access in Nuclear Issues

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Attorneys General of New York and Vermont have joined the fight against California's San Onofre nuclear power plant in an effort to stop federal regulators from erasing all record of a judicial ruling that the public has a right to intervene before major amendments are granted to an operating license.

Will 'Pandora's Promise' Raise Support For Nuclear Power?

| David Ropeik | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

By David Ropeik (Click here for original article.) The last line in Pandora’s Promise, Robert Stone’s new documentary about the environmental ...

WATCH: Highly Illogical 'Star Trek' Safety Video

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.22.2013 | Weird News

Glow boldly where no one has gone before. A "Star Trek"-themed training video made in 2010 at the at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SON...

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...

'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'...

Obama Names Nuclear Chief Macfarlane To New Term

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane to a new five-year term. Macfarlane, a g...