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NRC: Closed Nevada nuclear waste facility is safe - ...
19 Oct 2014 at 5:06pm

Reno Gazette Journal

NRC: Closed Nevada nuclear waste facility is safe
Reno Gazette Journal
Permanent closure plans for a high-level nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain met all the necessary objectives based on safety evaluations completed before the Obama administration pulled the plug on the proposed Nevada dump, federal nuclear ...
NRC staff: Yucca Mountain could meet safety needsLas Vegas Review-Journal
NRC accepts Yucca Mountain designWorld Nuclear News
Calls to Use Yucca Mountain as a Nuclear Waste Site, Now Deemed SafeNew York Times
Washington Times -Fox Business -Aiken Standard
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Senseless Deprivation: The NRC Hiding Documents from...
17 Oct 2014 at 6:02am

Senseless Deprivation: The NRC Hiding Documents from the Public
All Things Nuclear
And by letter dated December 11, 2007, the owner of the Shearon Harris nuclear plant responded to the NRC's questions about fire protection with respect to its license renewal application (Fig. 3). The NRC publicly renewed the operating license for ...



Nuclear News: Jeff Baran Sworn in as NRC Commissione...
14 Oct 2014 at 5:08pm

Nuclear News: Jeff Baran Sworn in as NRC Commissioner
PennEnergy
?NRC's nuclear safety mission has never been more important,? said Baran, who became the 34th individual to serve on the Commission since its inception in 1975. ?I look forward to working with my colleagues and the NRC staff to advance the agency's ...



NRC OKs Yucca Mountain Repository Plan After Closure...
17 Oct 2014 at 5:36am

NRC OKs Yucca Mountain Repository Plan After Closure
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the Department of Energy's design for a nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain met its safety standards for the time period beginning when it is permanently closed. The repository has been ...



NRC Finds Yucca Mountain Plan Safe For Nuclear Waste...
16 Oct 2014 at 10:20pm

NRC Finds Yucca Mountain Plan Safe For Nuclear Waste
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Washington (October 16, 2014, 10:15 PM ET) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday concluded that the controversial proposed nuclear waste depositary site at Yucca Mountain meets environmental and safety requirements, boosting ...



NRC: Yucca nuclear waste storage plan meets safety o...
17 Oct 2014 at 1:21am

PennEnergy

NRC: Yucca nuclear waste storage plan meets safety objectives
PennEnergy
RENO, Nev. (AP) ? Federal nuclear regulators say permanent closure plans for Yucca Mountain met all the necessary objectives in safety evaluations completed before the Obama administration pulled the plug on the Nevada waste dump. The Nuclear ...



NRC's Yucca Mountain Safety Report Is Key Licensing ...
16 Oct 2014 at 3:46pm

NRC's Yucca Mountain Safety Report Is Key Licensing Milestone
GlobeNewswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued Volume 3 of the safety evaluation report developed as part of the license application review for the planned Yucca Mountain, Nev., repository for ...



NRC approves nuclear reactor design chosen for Virgi...
18 Sep 2014 at 2:10pm

NRC approves nuclear reactor design chosen for Virginia plant
Lynchburg News and Advance
NRC certification means the reactor design meets the agency's safety requirements, the federal agency said, and if an applicant for a nuclear power plant license uses a certified design, the company doesn't have to submit safety information for the design.

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Report: NRC missed chance to spot problems at San On...
10 Oct 2014 at 9:06am

Utility Dive

Report: NRC missed chance to spot problems at San Onofre nuclear plant
Utility Dive
More rigorous NRC oversight of the 2009-2010 retrofits at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station might have prevented the problem with replacement steam generators (RSGs) that led to the facility's permanent closure in 2013, according to a report ...
NRC overlooked San Onofre steam generator problemWorld Nuclear News
NRC Inspector General Finds Agency Missed Opportunity to Spot San Onofre ...Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Senators cite concerns with nuclear investigationsSacramento Bee

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Going nuclear: NFS, NRC hash out details over operat...
30 Sep 2014 at 11:16pm

Johnson City Press (subscription)

Going nuclear: NFS, NRC hash out details over operations, oversight
Johnson City Press (subscription)
ERWIN ? Questions over recent events at the Nuclear Fuel Services facility and comments concerning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's oversight of the Erwin plant dominated a Tuesday meeting hosted by the NRC to discuss a myriad of NFS-related ...



Yucca Mountain is a safe nuclear waste site, says NR...
17 Oct 2014 at 2:45am

Market Business News

Yucca Mountain is a safe nuclear waste site, says NRC report
Market Business News
Permanent closure plans for Yucca Mountain met all safety evaluation objectives before Obama cut the plug on the Nevada waste dump, according to federal nuclear regulators. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a delayed report stating that the ...



NRC takes fresh look at foreign ownership of nuclear...
26 Sep 2014 at 12:33am

NRC takes fresh look at foreign ownership of nuclear reactors
So Md News
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently released a report on control or domination of U.S. nuclear power and fuel-production plants, which could have an impact on a third nuclear reactor unit that may come to Calvert County. Although the report ...

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NFS Critics Voice Concerns; NRC Stresses Nuclear Saf...
1 Oct 2014 at 12:00pm

Greeneville Sun

NFS Critics Voice Concerns; NRC Stresses Nuclear Safety
Greeneville Sun
ERWIN -- Critics of the Nuclear Fuel Services operation in Unicoi County took exception to statements by a panel of supervisory officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tuesday night that NFS is well-run and safe. There was spirited discussion ...



Unplanned shutdown problems at PPL nuclear plant nea...
15 Sep 2014 at 5:20pm

Unplanned shutdown problems at PPL nuclear plant near Berwick resolved ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
?The NRC uses a combination of a performance indicators and inspection findings to assess plant performance,? Sheehan said. Two of those performance indicators are ?unplanned scrams with complications? and ?unplanned scrams per 7,000 critical hours,? ...

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Environmental Groups Threaten Fresh Legal Action on ...
30 Sep 2014 at 6:35am

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)

Environmental Groups Threaten Fresh Legal Action on NRC Waste Confidence ...
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
The NRC had suspended final decisions on new nuclear plant licenses and license renewals following a 2012 court ruling that the agency hadn't adequately studied a waste decision it made two years earlier. That decision allowed nuclear plants to store ...
Nuclear Cops with Badges, Guns and HandcuffsAll Things Nuclear
Green groups threaten lawsuit over nuke waste rulesThe Hill
Activists file petition to stop licensing ofU.S. nuclear plantsLongview News-Journal
The State -InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
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NRC issues final rule on environmental impacts of sp...
4 Oct 2014 at 2:00am

NRC issues final rule on environmental impacts of spent nuclear fuel storage
Lexology (registration)
On 19 September 2014 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final rule on the Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel in the Federal Register. The rulemaking affects applicants seeking an operating license, construction permit, combined ...



NRC Schedules Oct. 1 Meetings To Discuss Watts Bar N...
23 Sep 2014 at 3:07pm

NRC Schedules Oct. 1 Meetings To Discuss Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 ...
The Chattanoogan
The meetings will be held back-to-back, beginning at 5 p.m. at the meeting room of the Comfort Inn, 2811 Decatur Pike in Athens, Tenn. Prior to the meetings, the NRC staff will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. for informal discussions with the public.
NRC to hold Watts Bar update meetingKnoxville News Sentinel

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GE Hitachi's ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification...
16 Sep 2014 at 10:30am

World Nuclear News

GE Hitachi's ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification Approval
Business Wire (press release)
Based on core damage frequency, the industry standard measure of safety, the ESBWR is the world's safest approved nuclear reactor design. Two license applications referencing ESBWR technology are currently pending with the NRC. In 2008, DTE Energy ...
NRC's Approval of ESBWR Design is Innovation MilestoneGlobeNewswire (press release)
GE Hitachis ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification ApprovalMFRTech (press release)
New Nuclear Reactor Design Approval a Serious Score for GE-Hitachi24/7 Wall St.

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The NRC needs to consider seismic data in Diablo Can...
14 Oct 2014 at 1:11pm

The NRC needs to consider seismic data in Diablo Canyon license renewal
Cal Coast News
Friends of the Earth has filed a petition to intervene in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission proceeding that would allow Pacific Gas & Electric's controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors to run for an additional twenty years. The new seismic data ...

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PG&E Study: Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Is Earthquake...
19 Sep 2014 at 11:12am

Breaking Energy

PG&E Study: Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Is Earthquake-Safe Despite Newly ...
Breaking Energy
The Central Coastal California Seismic Imaging Projectreport was submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by PG&E and released last week. The report finds that ?the plant is designed to withstand the ground motions that would be produced ...



19 Oct 2014 at 11:39pm

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