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NRC mum about security problem at Limerick nuclear p...
31 Jul 2014 at 3:50pm

NRC mum about security problem at Limerick nuclear plant
The Reporter
?The reason being that if you are a terrorist, and you're looking across the nuclear power plant landscape, you might conclude it is better to go after a plant that has a yellow or red security issue, as opposed to one that doesn't have anything ...
NRC considering action for Peach Bottom security violation found during ...York Daily Record

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Obama Names Picks for Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...
22 Jul 2014 at 10:01pm

Obama Names Picks for Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Wall Street Journal
Another NRC commissioner nominated by Mr. Obama in 2010, William Magwood IV, said earlier this year that he had accepted the position of director general of the Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency. Mr. Magwood said Tuesday he would step down from ...
Obama announces picks for Nuclear Regulatory CommissionThe Hill
Business Briefs: Nuclear cutbacks alter NRC staffingChattanooga Times Free Press
NRC Modifying Nuclear Medicine RegulationsNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Alabama Public Radio
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NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffer...
29 Jul 2014 at 3:56pm

NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran
Energy Collective
Although Baran has energy and environmental policy experience, his background includes little, if any, relevant experience with nuclear energy technology or the NRC regulatory process and policies. We look forward to hearing his perspectives on these ...



NRC: Undetected crack, leak at Oconee nuclear plant ...
17 Jul 2014 at 3:27pm

Hilton Head Island Packet

NRC: Undetected crack, leak at Oconee nuclear plant caused shutdown
WYFF Greenville
The NRC staff says there will be a regulatory conference with officials of Duke Energy on July 31 to discuss the apparent violation of NRC requirements involving a crack in a weld on the Unit 1 high pressure injection system at the Oconee Nuclear Station.
NRC Considers Enforcement Action at Oconee Nuclear PlantNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Regulators to look at Oconee Nuclear Station weld crackHilton Head Island Packet
Regulators to discuss Oconee Nuclear Station crackThe State

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NRC says long-term dry cask storage of spent fuel is...
26 Jul 2014 at 7:28pm

vtdigger.org

NRC says long-term dry cask storage of spent fuel is safe
Brattleboro Reformer
NRC spokesperson Neil Sheehan said spent fuel storage is safe because the used rods cool over time and their radioactive isotopes decay to harmless materials. Spent nuclear fuel consists of rods no longer able to generate electricity. There is ...
Oconee Nuclear may face penalties for leakGreenville News

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NRC begins special inspection at Nuclear Fuel Servic...
10 Jul 2014 at 3:30pm

NRC begins special inspection at Nuclear Fuel Services
WCYB
"(Released for publication) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection today at the Nuclear Fuel Services fuel fabrication facility to assess the circumstances surrounding the alleged improper disabling of safety devices in ...
Latest shutdown at Oyster Creek nuclear reactor prompts greater federal oversightThe Star-Ledger
Special inspection starts at Nuclear Fuel ServicesJohnson City Press (subscription)
Nuclear Fuel Services Plant Inspected After Chemical Safety IncidentNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Asbury Park Press
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NRC Nominees Heading for Trouble? - Roll Call (blog)
23 Jul 2014 at 7:16pm

Roll Call (blog)

NRC Nominees Heading for Trouble?
Roll Call (blog)
Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a longtime nuclear stalwart who sits on the Environment and Public Works Committee, said Wednesday he was unfamiliar with either nominee. But a possible link between Burns and the policies of former NRC Chairman Gregory B.
Obama Picks 2 Commissioners To Fill Open NRC SlotsLaw360 (subscription)
President Obama Announces More Key Administration PostsNewsroom America

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New NRC Senior Resident Inspector Assigned to Calver...
25 Jul 2014 at 2:37pm

New NRC Senior Resident Inspector Assigned to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant
Southern Maryland News Net
nrc Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Rodney Clagg as the new senior resident inspector at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Lusby, Md. The two-unit site is operated by Exelon. ?Rodney Clagg has the ...

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NRC Region I is Number 1 - All Things Nuclear
8 Jul 2014 at 10:17am

NRC Region I is Number 1
All Things Nuclear
The 17 nuclear plants in NRC Region I (Beaver Valley, Limerick, Peach Bottom, Susquehanna and Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania; Calvert Cliffs in Maryland; Fitzpatrick, Ginna, Indian Point, and Nine Mile Point in New York; Hope Creek, Oyster Creek ...



Green groups want nuclear regulator to step down - T...
21 Jul 2014 at 7:43pm

Green groups want nuclear regulator to step down
The Hill
A coalition of environmental groups sent a letter to President Obama Monday asking him to seek the resignation of Bill Magwood, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The 34 groups, including the Sierra Club's Nuclear Free Campaign ...
Reid Calls NRC's Magdood 'Disaster' Amid Demand for ProbeBloomberg
34 Groups to President Obama: NRC Commissioner Magwood Must GoPR Newswire (press release)

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Wolf Creek nuclear plant violation considered low sa...
2 Jul 2014 at 6:26pm

Wolf Creek nuclear plant violation considered low safety risk: NRC
Reuters
(Reuters) - A violation found during an inspection of an emergency preparedness exercise at the Wolf Creek Nuclear plant near Burlington, Kansas last year was of low to moderate safety significance, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ...
United State Nuclear Regulatory Commission grants Callaway Energy Center ...Fulton Sun

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NRC ponders First Energy request for more time for f...
16 Jul 2014 at 4:58pm

NRC ponders First Energy request for more time for flood hazard report
Tribune-Review
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a request from First Energy Nuclear Operating Co. for an extension to file a flooding hazard re-evaluation report for the two plants at its Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport. The commission in ...



Millstone Plant Powering Back Up - CBS Local
30 Jul 2014 at 6:30pm

CBS Local

Millstone Plant Powering Back Up
CBS Local
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor at Connecticut's Millstone nuclear plant that was shut last weekend due to a faulty water pump is powering up again. Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the federal agency, said ...
Federal regulators: Millstone nuclear plant shut by faulty water pump powering ...Greenfield Daily Reporter
Millstone unit back on lineWaterbury Republican American
Millstone unit powering back on after shutdownDanbury News Times

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Duke Energy says mistakes made in Oconee Nuclear Sta...
1 Aug 2014 at 2:28am

Anderson Independent Mail

Duke Energy says mistakes made in Oconee Nuclear Station leak
Anderson Independent Mail
In that regard, NRC officials said, the techniques used by Duke Energy to detect such flaws were inadequate. That finding provoked one Oconee County-area conservationist to ask why the NRC had not been more diligent. ?It's obvious to me that his plant ...
Duke makes case for lesser Oconee penaltyGreenville News

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U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire - ...
24 Jul 2014 at 6:02pm

Toledo Blade

U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire
Huffington Post
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 ...
Fermi 2 neighbors get chance to vent opinionsToledo Blade

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NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector at Point Bea...
13 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

Southern Maryland News Net

NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector at Point Beach Nuclear Station
Southern Maryland News Net
nrc The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected David Oliver as the new Senior Resident Inspector at the Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant in Two Rivers, Wis., approximately 13 miles northwest of Manitowoc. The nuclear power facility is operated by ...



Water leak at Three Mile Island under investigation ...
19 Jul 2014 at 2:03pm

WGAL Lancaster

Water leak at Three Mile Island under investigation
WGAL Lancaster
Normally, a nuclear power plant has three days to fix a problem before it's shut down. TMI asked for an extension to seal the leak and the NRC granted it. The problem was repaired on July 15. The NRC says TMI was not required to notify the public, but ...

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US nuclear industry spends billions on post-Fukushim...
31 Jul 2014 at 9:09pm

US nuclear industry spends billions on post-Fukushima upgrades
Platts
NRC ordered US nuclear power plant operators in March 2012, almost exactly a year after the accident, to comply with new requirements designed to strengthen their ability to keep reactors and spent fuel cooled during severe external events, such as the ...

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The impact of FLEX on outage risk: Part 1 (theory) -...
31 Jul 2014 at 11:00am

The impact of FLEX on outage risk: Part 1 (theory)
Nuclear Engineering
Following the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued order ES-12-049 [1] requiring nuclear plants in the US to implement mitigation strategies to cope with a beyond- design-basis external event. The event is ...



US nuclear regulators should focus on extreme events...
24 Jul 2014 at 8:37pm

US nuclear regulators should focus on extreme events: NAS
Platts
Further, the agency and industry should use "modern risk assessment principles" instead of NRC's traditional "deterministic" regulatory approaches in regulating nuclear power safety, the report said. NRC has started to incorporate the use of computer ...
US report urges focus on 'extreme' eventsWorld Nuclear News
Initial Comments on NAS's Report ?Lessons Learned from the Fukushima ...All Things Nuclear
Panel Finds US Needs to Prepare Nuclear Plants for Bigger ThreatsWall Street Journal
Al Jazeera America (blog)
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