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Nuclear First Responders: There When Needed

When one hears the words “first responder,” the first thing that comes to mind are emergency medical technicians, fire fighters and police officers.

These are also the first responders at a nuclear facility — the medical emergency response team, the fire brigade and security. 332 more words

Duke Energy

Improving NRC Processes—Part Two

Patricia Holahan
Director, Office of Enforcement

We wrote in June about steps we are taking to improve our “non-concurrence” process, which is a way for NRC staff to air a variety of views before final management decisions are made. 757 more words


Bowling for Meltdowns

By JOHN LaFORGE | CounterPunch | October 31, 2014

Weakening radiation standards; a cap on accident liability; reactor propaganda vs improvements; old units running past expiration dates; revving the engines beyond design specs ….

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NRC Team Ready to Get to Work at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Neil Sheehan
Public Affairs Officer
Region I

When the Pilgrim nuclear power plant got a second “white” performance indicator in the same area of performance in 2014 it meant we would ratchet up our level of scrutiny until the underlying issues were resolved. 374 more words


Australian Rugby's Rising Star - Sean McMahon

At just 20 years of age, Australian rugby player Sean McMahon has, by anyone’s standards, already had a very decorated career and being named in the Wallabies squad for their end of season European tour is the latest in what has been a huge year for McMahon. 418 more words

Australian Rugby

Group Asks Court For Review Of PG&E's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor License Over Earthquake Fears

AVILA BEACH, San Luis Obispo County (CBS SF) — An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California’s last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily. 270 more words