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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
NRC names new resident inspector at Farley NuclearMyFoxAL
NRC Commissioner Nominees Must Demonstrate Expertise, CollegialityVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Roll Call (blog) -Greenfield Daily Reporter
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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: 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.
Regulators to look at Oconee Nuclear Station weld crackHilton Head Island Packet
Regulators to discuss Oconee Nuclear Station crackSan Francisco Chronicle

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NRC Modifying Nuclear Medicine Regulations - Nuclear...
22 Jul 2014 at 9:36am

NRC Modifying Nuclear Medicine Regulations
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
They will change training and experience requirements for users of such material, including medical physicists, radiation safety officers and nuclear pharmacists. Revisions will also modify definitions related to permanent implant brachytherapy and ...



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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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)
Patch.com -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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NRC Considers Enforcement Action at Oconee Nuclear P...
18 Jul 2014 at 9:40am

NRC Considers Enforcement Action at Oconee Nuclear Plant
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
"In 2004, a procedure was developed for augmented in-service inspection program ultrasonic examinations, which effectively removed reasonable assurance that HPI nozzle component weld cracking would be identified and corrected," the NRC wrote in a ...



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 ...



Business Briefs: Nuclear cutbacks alter NRC staffing...
22 Jul 2014 at 4:05am

Business Briefs: Nuclear cutbacks alter NRC staffing
Chattanooga Times Free Press
U.S. nuclear regulators may need to shuffle staff as fewer nuclear plants are built and financial pressures prompt utilities to shutter existing plants, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said Monday. Macfarlane said NRC ...



NRC chairwoman sees 'no show stoppers' at Watts Bar ...
25 Jun 2014 at 4:07am

Chattanooga Times Free Press

NRC chairwoman sees 'no show stoppers' at Watts Bar nuclear plant
Chattanooga Times Free Press
NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane, who toured Watts Bar on Tuesday, said regulators will present a plan to safely store nuclear wastes by this fall and will make sure TVA is able to comply with post-Fukishima rules for floods and earthquakes at Watts Bar.

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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 ...
Panel Finds US Needs to Prepare Nuclear Plants for Bigger ThreatsWall Street Journal
NAS Fukushima report: Accidents will happenAl Jazeera America (blog)

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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 ...



NRC Issues Inspection Findings to Ark. Nuclear Follo...
26 Jun 2014 at 4:26pm

KSPR

NRC Issues Inspection Findings to Ark. Nuclear Following Heavy Handling ...
POWER magazine
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued two ?yellow? findings on June 24 to Arkansas Nuclear One?the 1,823-MW dual-unit nuclear power plant located near Russellville that is operated by Entergy Corp.?in connection with a heavy equipment ...
NRC Issues Two Yellow Findings for Fatal Crane Collapse at Arkansas Nuclear ...Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Palisades Nuclear Plant's actions 'insufficient' to correct chilled work ...Mlive Kalamazoo
NRC blames Entergy "failures" for accidentTHV 11
Manufacturing.net
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NRC names new inspector at Plant Vogtle site - The A...
23 Jul 2014 at 3:58am

NRC names new inspector at Plant Vogtle site
The Augusta Chronicle
Resident inspector Sarah Temple joins senior resident inspector Justin Fuller and resident inspectors Coleman Abbott and Chad Huffman at the nuclear site near Waynesboro, Ga., about 30 miles south of Augusta. Temple began her NRC career in 2010 as a ...



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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TMI safety system fixed after four days offline - Yo...
18 Jul 2014 at 11:58pm

The State

TMI safety system fixed after four days offline
York Daily Record
NRC standards required Exelon Nuclear, the company that owns and operates TMI, to repair the leak within 72 hours or else shut down the reactor. After an initial failure to weld the leak, Exelon determined that it could fix the valve using a technique ...
Water leak at Three Mile Island under investigationWGAL Lancaster

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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 ...



Atta Agency, NRC - All Things Nuclear
1 Jul 2014 at 10:13am

Atta Agency, NRC
All Things Nuclear
During the past year, the NRC has conducted an extensive review of the ROP's baseline inspection program. (The baseline inspection program consists of an array of inspections conducted at every nuclear power reactor. When declining safety levels are ...
Nuke plant relicensing should not be rushedSeacoastonline.com
Regulators to hold meeting about nuclear plantCasper Star-Tribune Online
NRC Amends Fee Schedules Revision on Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2014Targeted News Service (subscription)

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NRC raises risk significance for 2013 Arkansas nucle...
24 Jun 2014 at 6:16pm

WSJM

NRC raises risk significance for 2013 Arkansas nuclear plant accident
Reuters Africa
June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Tuesday that after a series of investigations, it has declared a 2013 incident at an Arkansas nuclear power plant to be of substantial safety significance, the penultimate of four ...
Regulator raises Nuclear One riskArkansas Online (subscription)

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25 Jul 2014 at 8:51am

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