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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 ...



Nuclear Cops with Badges, Guns and Handcuffs - All T...
30 Sep 2014 at 6:07am

All Things Nuclear

Nuclear Cops with Badges, Guns and Handcuffs
All Things Nuclear
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) nuclear safety oversight efforts consist of three elements: inspection, assessment, and enforcement. Most of the time, findings by NRC's inspectors and/or adverse trends from performance indicators result in ...
Environmental Groups Threaten Fresh Legal Action on NRC Waste Confidence ...Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Activists file petition to stop licensing ofU.S. nuclear plantsLongview News-Journal
Environmental groups seek to block new Duke nuclear power plants in SCHilton Head Island Packet
Houston Chronicle
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NRC approves nuclear reactor design chosen for Virgi...
18 Sep 2014 at 2:10pm

Reuters

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.
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster - a guide to the events of March ...Alan in Belfast (blog)

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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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Senators air nuclear grievances at NRC confirmation ...
9 Sep 2014 at 1:08pm

Senators air nuclear grievances at NRC confirmation hearing
The Hill
President Obama nominated Jeffrey Baran and Stephen Burns in July to fill empty seats on the commission. Baran works for the House Energy and Commerce Committee on issues including nuclear power and Burns was an NRC attorney for three decades.



Senate Confirms Two Nominees to Nuclear Regulatory C...
16 Sep 2014 at 3:56pm

Wall Street Journal

Senate Confirms Two Nominees to Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission typically operates with five commissioners, including the chairman, Allison Macfarlane. On Tuesday, Jeffrey Baran, an aide to retiring Rep. Henry Waxman of California, and Stephen Burns, a former NRC general ...
Senate confirms Nuclear Regulatory nomineesThe Hill (blog)
Harry Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays deadLas Vegas Sun
Senate Confirms 2 New NRC CommissionersLaw360 (subscription)
Washington Examiner
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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.

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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,? ...
Nuke plant goes back to normal federal oversightCitizens Voice
Salem Twp. nuke plant off 'most watched' listStandard Speaker

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New NRC rule supports indefinite storage of nuclear ...
31 Aug 2014 at 11:13am

vtdigger.org

New NRC rule supports indefinite storage of nuclear waste
vtdigger.org
The Waste Confidence Rule had been the NRC's generic determination regarding the environmental impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed life for operation of a nuclear power plant. This generic analysis had been incorporated into the ...
Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to goChicago Daily Herald

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Calvert Cliffs, NRC: Nuclear plant is secure - So Md...
12 Sep 2014 at 12:20am

Calvert Cliffs, NRC: Nuclear plant is secure
So Md News
?The NRC requires all nuclear power plants to employ a physical protection program that includes intrusion detection and alarm systems, armed response to defend the facilities and other measures that are not shared with the general public,? according ...

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GE Hitachi's ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification...
16 Sep 2014 at 10:33am

World Nuclear News

GE Hitachi's ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification Approval
MarketWatch
WILMINGTON, N.C., Sep 16, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design certification has been approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...
New Nuclear Reactor Design Approval a Serious Score for GE-Hitachi24/7 Wall St.
GE Hitachi receives NRC design certification approval for 'world's safest reactor'Port City Daily
US NRC approval of GE Hitachi reactor boosts its prospects: CEOPlatts
POWER magazine -GlobeNewswire (press release)
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Following Nuclear Option, NRC Regulators Get Fast-tr...
12 Sep 2014 at 4:07pm

Roll Call (blog)

Following Nuclear Option, NRC Regulators Get Fast-tracked
Roll Call (blog)
In July, the Obama administration named Baran, a Democratic staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Burns, the head of legal affairs at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency, to serve on ...

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NRC issues mid-cycle assessments for US nuclear powe...
5 Sep 2014 at 8:23am

PennEnergy (press release)

NRC issues mid-cycle assessments for US nuclear power stations
PennEnergy (press release)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued mid-cycle assessment letters to the nation's 100 operating commercial nuclear power plants regarding their performance through the first half of 2014. The mid-cycle assessment period concluded June ...
EDITORIAL: Punting again on nuclear wasteMyCentralJersey.com
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storageHigh Country News
NFS not A-OK, says NRCJohnson City Press (subscription)
Main Line
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NRC decides siting a nuclear waste repository isn't ...
10 Sep 2014 at 12:10pm

NRC decides siting a nuclear waste repository isn't a priority
The Keene Sentinel
That's the same NRC, by the way, that Obama called a ?moribund agency that needs to be revamped and has become captive of the industries it regulates? in that 2007 interview. Since then, he's replaced four of the five commissioners and reconfirmed the ...

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NRC: Nuclear waste is in Vermont's future - Rutland ...
29 Aug 2014 at 3:09am

NRC: Nuclear waste is in Vermont's future
Rutland Herald
The NRC voted Tuesday to approve a generic environmental impact statement dealing with the issue of storage of high-level waste, which said that long-term storage of waste at nuclear power plants was safe, if handled properly. At the same time the ...
NRC Rule Clears Way to End Two-Year Nuclear Project HoldupIndustrialinfo.com (subscription)
Exelon to meet with NRC over security finding at Limerick nuke plantThe Phoenix
Regulators Lift Waste Decision Licensing Moratorium for New ReactorsNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)

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Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mount...
15 Sep 2014 at 12:01pm

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues
Roll Call (blog)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using floor time this week to confirm nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ? a move that will ensure a Democratic majority. Two Republicans now outnumber the only Democrat on the commission, NRC ...

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NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector At Watts Bar...
2 Sep 2014 at 12:10pm

The Chattanoogan

NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector At Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
The Chattanoogan
Nadel joined the NRC in 2004 as a reactor inspector in the Region IV office in Arlington, Texas. While in Region IV, he worked as a regional inspector, conducting inspections at numerous nuclear sites. In August 2008, he was named resident inspector at ...

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U.S. Senate confirms 2 new NRC commissioners - Las V...
16 Sep 2014 at 5:58pm

U.S. Senate confirms 2 new NRC commissioners
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed two new members, both Democrat-chosen, to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal body that has played a role in reviewing Yucca Mountain as a repository for nuclear waste. (Las Vegas Review-Journal file).



NRC gives Limerick nuke plant top rating for 1st hal...
8 Sep 2014 at 5:14pm

NRC gives Limerick nuke plant top rating for 1st half of 2014
The Mercury
?The final step on the part of the NRC regarding the Limerick license renewal application will be a decision by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation on whether to approve or disapprove it,? Sheehan wrote in an email response to an ...

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Plymouth: NRC changes nuclear waste storage rules, o...
9 Sep 2014 at 5:07pm

95.9 WATD-FM (blog)

Plymouth: NRC changes nuclear waste storage rules, official in Plymouth not ...
95.9 WATD-FM (blog)
We have always been under the impression that there would be a permanent depository for the waste.? That's Plymouth Selectman Chairman Ken Tavares reacting to the NRC ruling allowing power plants to store nuclear waste above ground indefinitely.



1 Oct 2014 at 6:17am

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