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Topic - Allison Macfarlane
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.
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.
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.
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.
She said Friday, Dec. 6 in Tokyo that an underground repository is needed but finding one is a challenge.
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo provided by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Allison MacFarlane, second from right, the chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, listens to Richard St. Onge, director of Nuclear Regulatory Affairs for Southern Cal Edison, third from right, speak during a tour of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Station in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Top U.S. nuclear regulator MacFarlane says nuclear energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.