"Groups Ask NRC to Delay Certification of Flawed AP1000 Reactor"

The U.S. nuclear industry more than a decade ago pinned its hopes for a "renaissance" on getting the friendly Bush Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve a single reactor design. But engineers say the Fukushima disaster revealed this "safe" reactor could fail in seven different ways. Now public interest groups are asking the NRC to delay licensing it until safety issues are resolved.

Source: ENS, 11/14/2011

Louisiana Won't Sign BP-Coast Guard Oil Spill Cleanup Transition Plan

"The state of Louisiana has refused to sign off on a Coast Guard-BP plan to transition from a cleanup program to a long-term recovery in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, charging that the plan leaves coastal beaches and wetlands vulnerable to continued oil contamination with no guarantee that BP will be required to pay for future cleanups."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 11/10/2011

"BP Oil Spill Cleanup: Coast Guard Approves Plan To End Operation"

"NEW ORLEANS -- BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that winds up on shores of the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company's well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, according to a plan approved by the Coast Guard and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday."

Source: AP, 11/09/2011


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