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Op-Ed: NRC aims for fewer inspections of nuclear reactors to save money

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.

NRC licenses first digital nuclear reactor in the U.S.

A fully digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system (I&C)—the first of its kind in the U.S.—at a Purdue University research reactor in West Lafayette, Indiana, has been licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Op-Ed: Dumb move of the week — NRC approves two nuke plants in Florida

Homestead - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorized its staff to issue Combined Licenses for Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point site in Florida. FPL now has permission to build and operate two AP1000 reactors at the site, about 25 miles south of Miami.

Alert as 26 nuclear plants in Hurricane Sandy's path (video)

The projected path of Hurricane Sandy could impact as many as 26 nuclear plants. Arnie Gundersen, the chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, warns of the dangers.

NRC approves two new nuclear reactors in Georgia

Washington - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in a 4-1 vote on Thursday, approved extension of licenses for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia, the first licenses granted in more than 30 years, an approval called “a moral hazard.”

Priebus elected chair of RNC,Steele withdrew during vote

Michael Steele withdrew from the race to chair the Republican National Committee. He was behind in the votes and endorsed Maria Cino.

Vt. Yankee controversy continues as NRC chief meets with critics

Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko yesterday praised critics of the Vermont Nuclear Power Plant for their efforts, and offered a broad hint about the plant’s future.

NRC finds more problems at Vt. Nuke, calls for shutdown begin

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found that the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant has been using the wrong kind of electrical cables in part of its operation, potentially short-circuiting and disabling the plant’s safety system.

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Ikata nuclear power station in southwestern Japan.
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