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Topic - Allison Macfarlane
Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is demanding that states be given a greater oversight role in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
Two years after the nuclear crisis in Japan, the top U.S. regulator says American nuclear power plants are safer than ever, though not trouble-free. A watchdog group calls that assessment overly rosy.
After a year of gathering dust and negative headlines, the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant shows stirrings toward a possible restart, though big barriers remain, officials said.
Recent earthquakes demonstrate the need for the nation's nuclear industry to re-evaluate the geologic hazards facing power plants, a process that has already started, the new chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week.
The new chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says she supports a push to re-evaluate the earthquake risks at nuclear power plants.
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has vetoed a bill motivated by J.D. Salinger's family to prevent inappropriate commercial exploitation beyond a person's death.
President Obama on Thursday announced he will nominate a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site opponent to be chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, replacing the current embattled chairman.
NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane told Sanders and his fellow members of the Senate Environment Committee that NRC rules allow a local advisory board to offer input on the decommissioning process.
She said Friday, Dec. 6 in Tokyo that an underground repository is needed but finding one is a challenge.