Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying records in an effort to keep the plant from having to shut down. It's just the latest headache for owner Entergy Corporation, which has been trying since 2007 to get the plant's two 40-year-old reactors relicensed.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
An appeals court says public opinion must almost always be included when federal regulators consider granting safety exemptions to nuclear power plants.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
A federal regulatory body will consider the issue of nuclear waste storage before making a decision on whether Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located north of the city, will get its licenses renewed.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Less than one month away from the anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster — the world's largest since Chernobyl — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia. These will be the first reactors built in the U.S. since 1978.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
By Tracey Samuelson : WHYY
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that nuclear reactors in parts of the United States might be more vulnerable to earthquakes than previously thought.
Friday, June 03, 2011
— WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited Alabama Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant for a failed valve, that could have hindered efforts to cool one of the reactors in an emergency. This news comes on the heals of the NRC coming under criticism for being too close to the nuclear industry to really be an effective regulator. Tom Zeller, senior reporter on energy and environment at The Huffington Post, shares what needs to change for the NRC to become an effective overseer of the nation's nuclear power industry.
Friday, March 18, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
Add the state's top law enforcement officer to the list of elected officials voicing concerns over the safety of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York.
Monday, March 14, 2011
By Anna Sale
Last year, President Obama was calling investment in new nuclear power plants “a necessity.” He reiterated his call for nuclear investment in his State of the Union this year and in his budget proposal, which calls for $36 billion in loan guarantees for new nuclear construction.
Then, in the last 72 hours, two hydrogen explosions rocked Japan in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami and earthquake.
Now, Washington is readying its response, with key lawmakers urging caution, rather than a reconsideration, of domestic nuclear policy.