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Principles of Good Regulation: Clarity

Regulations should be coherent, logical, and practical. There should be a clear nexus between regulations and agency goals and objectives whether explicitly or implicitly stated. Agency positions should be readily understood and easily applied. 261 more words

NRC

-- Public comments opposing de facto permanent parking lot dump at WCS, TX needed by March 13!

From Beyond Nuclear
February 9, 2017

Waste Control Specialists (WCS) in West Texas has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to construct and operate a “centralized interim storage facility” for 40,000 metric tons of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel, more than half of what exists in the U.S. 488 more words

-- "Interim" parking lot dump for 50% of U.S. nuclear waste in Andrews, Texas? NRC public scoping hearing February 23; attend and comment -- in person, by phone, by webinar, by email

From Beyond Nuclear

February 8, 2017

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has, at long last, published the announcement for its quickly approaching HQ meeting, at its Rockville, MD HQ, re: WCS, TX’s environmental scoping public comment opportunity, to be held on… 410 more words

Hoe vind je een balans tussen fundamentalisme en relativisme?

Sociologen Peter Berger en Anton Zijderveld gaven een antwoord op die vraag in hun boek In praise of doubt- How to have convictions without becoming a fanatic (2009). 403 more words

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Principles of Good Regulation: Efficiency

Maureen Wylie
Chief Financial Officer

The American taxpayer, the rate-paying consumer, and licensees are all entitled to the best possible management and administration of regulatory activities. 647 more words

NRC

Common Mistakes when buying running shoes

I recently read an article on how to choose the perfect running shoe (that’s a blog for later, I think!) and it was amazing the mistakes people make when buying new shoes. 524 more words

Running

-- Massachusetts: Seawater leak forces 72% power reduction at Pilgrim; NRC said plant has "poor maintenance, poor engineering practices, and equipment reliability problems"

By Michael P. Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
February 7, 2017

A seawater leak at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has prompted plant operators to sharply reduce energy output there. 289 more words