Posts Tagged ‘ NRC ’

NRC commissions study of cancer risk among populations near nuclear facilities

Sep 24th, 2013 | By
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioned the study to determine whether to extend the study to other nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.



NRC accepts Millstone application

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station’s application to amend its license to allow it to use higher temperature intake water than its current permit allows has been accepted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC said Tuesday that it will begin a detailed technical review of the request to change its temperature limit from 75 to 80

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NRC: Yankee Fuel Storage Is ‘Safe’

May 1st, 2013 | By

Federal regulators say they’re confident the public is not in danger from the tons of radioactive spent fuel stored in an above-ground pool at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The comments by Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials came after a nuclear critic told Vermont lawmakers that the fuel rods should be moved because of the

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Tell the NRC: Expand emergency evacuation zones

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

Today, NIRS and 37 other organizations submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness. We’re calling this the Nuclear 911 campaign. The widespread radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster (and Chernobyl before it) makes clear that

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NRC disputes contentions in VY water quality suit

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

In its official response to a complaint in federal court, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission accused the state of Vermont of sitting on its hands when given the chance to properly raise issues before the agency. Because of its inaction, claimed the NRC, Vermont has no standing to question the validity of the license renewal granted

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Conn. AG Jepsen joins in nuclear protest

Feb 21st, 2011 | By

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said he will join officials in Vermont and New York state in appealing a federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to double the time in which spent nuclear fuel can be stored at reactor sites. The NRC extension to 60 years past the licensed life of the reactor was made in

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State to Sue Federal Regulators Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

Connecticut is teaming up with New York and Vermont to sue federal regulators over their decision to allow nuclear power plants to store waste for up to 60 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission previously had a 30-year limit on storage. Read more here: State to Sue Federal Regulators Over Nuclear Waste Storage | NBC Connecticut.

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Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

Waterford – Dominion violated federal requirements five times over the past three months while operating Millstone Power Station, according to a quarterly inspection report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. via Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight | The Day.