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07.28.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In what would be the first such update in nearly 25 years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday it is considering lowering occupational radiation dose limits for nuclear industry workers’ eyes and for pregnant workers to more closely conform to...

07.28.2014

Iberdrola, the Spanish energy giant, has signed a memo of understanding with General Electric Hitachi to analyze options for deployment of GE-Hitachi’s Prism fast reactor technology in collaboration with Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning...

07.25.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Amid signs that the administration may be shifting its position in the controversy, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee disclosed Thursday that Russia has demanded that U.S. officials drop language in a U.S.-Russia plutonium...

07.25.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry have made safety improvements following the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the huge earthquake and resulting tsunami that caused the multiple reactor meltdowns at the Japanese plant show that the...

07.24.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In what would be another major step in the fossil-heavy utility’s diversification into clean energy, Southern Co. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Fanning said Wednesday his company is getting close to announcing a “big...

07.24.2014

Madelyn Creedon, a former top manager at the Energy and Defense departments with strong political connections on Capitol Hill and in the Obama administration, was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to be principal deputy administrator for the National Nuclear...

07.23.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In moves the nuclear industry immediately questioned, the White House announced plans Tuesday to nominate current House Energy and Commerce Committee senior staffer Jeffery Baran and former Nuclear Regulatory Commission General Counsel Stephen Burns to be NRC...

07.22.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In a long-shot bid, an Illinois engineering and technology firm run by two former Exelon officials says it is interested in buying Dominion’s recently closed Kewaunee nuclear plant in Wisconsin, with the company’s owner claiming the plant can be...

07.22.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Amid continued radio silence from federal and state officials on the issue, Los Alamos National Laboratory has disclosed “potential” permit violations in its processing of nitrate salt-bearing radioactive waste drums sent to the Waste Isolation...

07.21.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Responding to sharp criticism of a review of the troubled project done by Energy Department site officials, DOE headquarters has agreed to conduct an additional, independent review of safety issues at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit before allowing...


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