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2014-02-18 12:23:44

New NRC Study Shows Even a Small Reactor Pool Fire Could Displace 4.1 Million People; Make More than 9,000 Square Miles Uninhabitable. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition...

2014-01-24 12:22:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who have experienced a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or terrorist attack have a heightened perception of the risks posed by these and, in some cases, unrelated risks, according to a study involving 1,045 survivors of these incidents. A new study, which included participants from seven European countries, points to the importance of risk perception analysis in helping governments and others understand how people...

2013-11-07 12:24:12

Tribe urges viewers to consider the risks of generating more nuclear power without first identifying a solution for long-term radioactive waste storage WELCH, Minn., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's Tribal Council today issued the following statement in response to CNN's plans to air "Pandora's Promise," a documentary film that heavily favors an increased reliance on nuclear power and explores attitudes about potential environmental benefits. "The...

2013-10-11 12:20:23

WELCH, Minn., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's (PIIC) five-member Tribal Council yesterday issued a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner, urging them to end the lock-out of Federal nuclear inspectors and other NRC employees. The text of the letter is below. "As you are aware, the federal government shutdown has caused 'non-essential' federal government workers to be furloughed, an...

2013-05-14 16:22:31

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., attorneys for nine groups that sought to slow down the Vogtle nuclear reactor project so that necessary post-Fukushima environmental and safety enhancements could be implemented by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the following statement. The three attorneys - Diane Curran of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP in Washington, D.C.; Mindy...

2013-01-15 16:21:06

In Seeking "Hurry Up" Outcome, NEI Even Urges NRC to Rely on Secret Papers That Cannot be Found by Agency; Industry Seeks to Undercut Serious Review of Reactor Pool Fires, Other Risks. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nuclear industry's trade association - the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) - is pushing so hard to get the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement (EIS) on the long-term storage of...

2013-01-14 16:21:18

Rebuttal to Nuclear Energy Institute Filing Comes One Day Before Monthly NRC Public Meeting on Waste Issues; NEI Seen Undercutting Needed Research on Reactor Pool Fires, Other Issues. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One day before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) holds its monthly waste confidence rule public conference call, national and grassroots environmental groups from across the U.S. will file a rebuttal of claims made by the Nuclear Energy Institute...

2012-10-11 15:21:46

WELCH, Minn., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this week, the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) previewed issues it hopes to raise during an early November hearing with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board - when the tribe will continue its fight against a 40-year extension of onsite nuclear waste storage on Prairie Island. Xcel Energy's initial Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) license expires on...

2012-09-04 02:30:14

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) is pleased to announce the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed its review, approval, and publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Company's planned depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The final EIS is published as U.S. NRC Regulation (NUREG-2113) and is available on the NRC website. The NRC and...

2012-05-31 02:27:21

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) (The Company) is very pleased to announce that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed its review and approval of the final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Company's planned depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The NRC has published the final SER as U.S. NRC Regulation (NUREG-2116) and has posted the document on the NRC...