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2013-10-02 12:22:48

Cutting Corners for Uncompetitive U.S. Nuclear Industry? Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Staff Report Urges Action Directly Contradictory to 2003 Paper by Chair Macfarlane; Reactor Fire Danger Far Greater Than Meltdown, Could Displace 4 Million Americans. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pending Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recommendation that the beleaguered U.S. nuclear power industry should be allowed to continue packing already high-density fuel...

2013-09-11 16:21:52

Tells Platts Energy Podium NRC Following the Law, Proceeding Immediately WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is developing a plan, in response to a court order, to resume its review of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) license application for the canceled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project in Nevada, NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane said Wednesday at a Platts Energy Podium newsmaker event in Washington. The plan's...

2011-07-01 13:10:07

After Fukushima, it is now imperative to redefine what makes a successful nuclear power program - from cradle to grave. If nuclear waste management is not thought out from the beginning, the public in many countries will reject nuclear power as an energy choice, according to research that appears today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE. According to Allison Macfarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, and a member of...