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Steve Jaczko, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), announced his resignation this week amidst unflattering reports of his leadership and congressional hearings. Jaczko spent three years as Chairman and...
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A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) will require the U.S. to reevaluate the environmental impacts of disposal and storage of nuclear waste. The decision vacated...
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Full Title: Fukushima Daiichi: ANS Committee Report Author(s): American Nuclear Society Publisher(s): American Nuclear Society Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: In April 2011, Joe Colvin, American Nuclear Society (ANS) president at the time, formed the...
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Full Title: No More Fukushimas; No More Fort Calhouns (2015) Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists Publication Date: 03/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Two significant nuclear power safety events occurred in...
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved by a 4-to-1 vote Southern Company’s bid to build two nuclear reactors along the Georgia-South Carolina border. These are the first new reactors to...
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A recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the U.S. government underestimates the cost of decommissioning nuclear power plants. “The Government Accountability Office scrutinized 12 of the nation’s...
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Full Title: Regulating New Types of Nuclear Reactors Author(s): Samuel Brinton Publisher(s): Third Way Publication Date: 07/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In response to climate change, economics, energy demand, and reliability, engineers in more than...
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Full Title: Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The amount of spent...
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Today there are 100 nuclear plants operating in the United States, providing roughly 17% of our electricity.  They do so with water technology developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s and...
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