Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Plant Safety Rules Inadequate, Group Says"

"Nuclear safety rules in the United States do not adequately weigh the risk that a single event would knock out electricity from both the grid and from emergency generators, as an earthquake and tsunami recently did at a nuclear plant in Japan, officials of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday."

Source: NY Times, 06/16/2011

NRC Head Accused of Withholding Info in Yucca Scuttling Decision

"A report says the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “not forthcoming” with other commissioners in his decision to have the agency’s staff wind down the review of an application for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada."

Source: NY Times, 06/10/2011


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