Tag: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Federal regulators have approved a private company’s plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store spent fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US Department of Energy backs proposed SMR regulation

June 5, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The NRC’s emergency preparedness programme for nuclear power plants has up to now focused on large, light-water reactors (LWRs). The proposed rule, together with a draft regulatory guide, considers advances in facility design and safety research, and their application to […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Needs Truth, Not Truthiness

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Leonard Pitts, Jr. posed a thought-provoking question in the Miami Herald last week – ‘When the history of this era is written, who’ll be to blame?’ Although blaming the school system for not teaching critical thinking, or the Alex Jones’ […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

NRC Approves Changes to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant’s Emergency Planning Requirements

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the Omaha Public Power District’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant in Washington County, Neb., to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status. The changes come in […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Nuclear Industry Must Improve Real-Time Monitoring of Spent Fuel Storage

May 25, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. nuclear industry must do more to ensure the safety of spent fuel pools during extreme events and severe accidents to avoid another nuclear disaster similar to what happened in Japan in 2011, according to a new study funded […]