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Allison M. Macfarlane, head of Nuclear Regulatory Co...
21 Oct 2014 at 8:31pm

Allison M. Macfarlane, head of Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to step down
Washington Post
Macfarlane differed with the NRC staff over long-term waste storage, and she dissented from a commission statement because she felt that nuclear waste should be moved to a centralized repository and not be stored indefinitely at reactor sites.



NRC Chairwoman Macfarlane to Step Down In January - ...
22 Oct 2014 at 6:33am

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)

NRC Chairwoman Macfarlane to Step Down In January
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said Tuesday she would resign her position on Jan. 1, having competed the mission she set out for herself when she took the top agency post in 2012. NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane ...
NRC Deems Nuclear Waste Storage at Yucca Mountain SafePOWER magazine
NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane to Leave AgencyWall Street Journal
OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nuclear regulatory chief to step downThe Hill
New York Times -The Ripon Advance -Businessweek
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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
Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository passes major hurdleScience AAAS
NRC Finds Yucca Mountain Plan Safe For Nuclear WasteLaw360 (subscription)
World Nuclear News -Daily Signal -KTVN
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NRC Out of Compliance with FOIA Regulations - All Th...
21 Oct 2014 at 6:07am

NRC Out of Compliance with FOIA Regulations
All Things Nuclear
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) manages the inherent dangers from nuclear power plant operation by establishing and enforcing (at least sometimes) federal safety regulations. But this post is not about the NRC sending someone to nuclear jail.



Partial NRC Report On Yucca Mt A Win For Science - F...
21 Oct 2014 at 10:33am

Forbes

Partial NRC Report On Yucca Mt A Win For Science
Forbes
This is a big win for Science, a big win for The Process, and a big win for the Rule of Law. Along with the recent NRC Waste Confidence ruling that long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel is safe for over a hundred years, this gives us two options for ...



NRC begins special inspection at Duane Arnold nuclea...
21 Oct 2014 at 5:16pm

PennEnergy

NRC begins special inspection at Duane Arnold nuclear plant
PennEnergy
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has started a Special Inspection to review the circumstances surrounding the loss and peeling of coating in areas of the plant's torus. The torus is a ring-shaped structure that wraps around the base of the ...
US oversight increased at Millstone nuclear plantChron.com
License extended for Limerick power plantWFMZ Allentown
TVA: Safety commitment made at Browns FerryFOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)
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NRC extends operating licenses for Limerick's two nu...
20 Oct 2014 at 11:40am

Philly.com

NRC extends operating licenses for Limerick's two nuclear plants
Philly.com
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of both units at the Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery County for an additional 20 years. Exelon Generation Co. L.L.C. submitted the renewal applications in 2011. The new ...



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 ...



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 OKs Yucca Mountain Repository Plan After Closure...
17 Oct 2014 at 7:04am

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 ...



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 Staff Report Reignites Yucca Mountain Debate - E...
20 Oct 2014 at 3:17am

EP Magazine

NRC Staff Report Reignites Yucca Mountain Debate
EP Magazine
Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, were among the Republicans calling for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to continue its licensing review of the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain project after NRC's ...
Kirk Statement on Nuclear Regulatory CommissionPoliticalNews.me (press release)

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Reid Blasts NRC's Approval Of Yucca Nuclear Waste Si...
17 Oct 2014 at 4:52pm

Reid Blasts NRC's Approval Of Yucca Nuclear Waste Site
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (October 17, 2014, 4:41 PM ET) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Friday that dumping nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is a failed policy, following a recent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission report that concluded the ...
Yucca Mountain: feasible after all?Lexology (registration)

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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 ...



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 Inspector General Finds Agency Missed Opportunity to Spot San Onofre ...Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
NRC overlooked San Onofre steam generator problemWorld Nuclear News
Senators cite concerns with nuclear investigationsModesto Bee

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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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NRC ending enhanced scrutiny at TVA's Browns Ferry N...
20 Oct 2014 at 12:47pm

NRC ending enhanced scrutiny at TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama
Daily Journal
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it's returning the three-reactor plant to a normal inspection routine after more than four years of heightened scrutiny. A statement from NRC regional administrator Victor McCree says the three-reactor ...



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 ...



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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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
17 Groups Urge NRC To Halt Licensing, Relicensing Of 23 Reactors Due To ...InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
Green groups threaten lawsuit over nuke waste rulesThe Hill
Longview News-Journal -The State
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23 Oct 2014 at 3:41pm

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