Tag: Nuclear Regulatory Commission


An attempt to build the first brand-new nuclear power plant in a generation has taken a step forward now that staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says plans to build new reactors in Georgia meet safety requirements. The federal Read more…


A new analysis being produced by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) estimates that a meltdown at a nuclear plant would cause far fewer human fatalities than previously believed. While earlier studies calculated that a meltdown caused by a prolonged Read more…


The year 2011 will go down for the nuclear industry worldwide as an annus horribilis. First came the March Fukushima nuclear disaster, with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) belatedly acknowledging that three of the facility’s six reactors did, in Read more…


In the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on Friday which now threatens the possibility of partial or full reactor meltdowns at several Japanese nuclear power plants, many anti-nuclear campaigners are using the opportunity to Read more…


The last new nuclear power plant came online in the U.S. in 1996 and the next one may be ready as early as 2012, but after that, it’s hard to say when the next nuclear reactor might begin generating electricity Read more…

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