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06.30.2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tuesday cited Entergy Corp. for two problems of “substantial” safety significance that contributed to an equipment-handling accident in March 2013 at the Arkansas Nuclear One plant in Russellville, Ark., that...

06.27.2014

Amid increased concern among regulators over earthquake safety at nuclear plants, Westinghouse announced Thursday it is developing a specialized version of its advanced AP1000 reactor that uses customized materials and reinforcements to withstand the higher...

06.27.2014

Sources say the White House is nearing an announcement on filling two Democratic slots on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with speculation focusing on Jeff Baran, Democratic staff director for energy and environment on the House Energy and Commerce...

06.26.2014

The Energy Department announced this week it is launching an investigation into “potential deficiencies” in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s program to protect workers from health threats from beryllium, a toxic metal widely used in...

06.25.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Three years after the Energy Department acknowledged significant “safety culture” problems on the massive cleanup project, many federal and contractor employees working on the nuclear waste treatment plant under construction at DOE’s Hanford...

06.24.2014

The Energy Department Friday proposed to fine the operator of its Idaho National Laboratory $168,750 for five worker safety violations associated with a February 2013 incident in which a worker was seriously burned by molten salt and steam during a test at...

06.23.2014

Chinese and British officials signed far-reaching nuclear cooperation agreements last week that encourage Chinese government-owned firms’ planned investment in a nuclear plant project underway in Southwest England and for the first time say the UK...

06.20.2014

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman will leave the agency in the fall after an unprecedented five-year run as the agency’s chief operating officer and second-in-command during which he helped two DOE secretaries reorient department operations to...

06.20.2014

Peter Watson, a former deputy minister of the Alberta departments of energy and environment, has been named chairman of the Canadian National Energy Board at a time the board is watching over a rapid expansion of the Canadian oil and gas pipeline system...

06.20.2014

Knowledgeable sources say President Obama has decided not to renominate Nuclear Regulatory Commission member George Apostolakis, denying the nuclear industry a Democratic appointee they strongly favored and setting up two openings on the commission by early...


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