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NRC’s Efforts to Renew Nuclear Reactor Licenses

Publication | March 23, 2011 at 11:28

For the second time in four years, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a ”final” rule that would allow utilities to operate nuclear power plants beyond the 40 year term of the current license.

Greenpeace response to NRC relicensing of Vermont Yankee

Media release | March 10, 2011 at 18:03

WASHINGTON - March 10, 2011 - Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it will approve the relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In response, Greenpeace Nuclear Policy Analyst Jim Riccio said:

Letter to NRC Regarding German Air Crash Study

Publication | October 21, 2007 at 18:00

ENVY, the Seven Deadly Sins and Nuclear Power

Blog by Jim Riccio | June 22, 2011 2 comments

This week, Entergy Vermont Yankee or ENVY will have its first hearing after the Louisiana-based corporation sued the State of Vermont in an effort to run its forty-year-old nuclear reactor, the very same design and vintage of those at...

Hundreds of New Yorkers tell the NRC: Shut Down Indian Point!

Blog by Canem Ozyildirim | June 3, 2011 4 comments

Yesterday about 500 people filled the conference room of Colonial Terrace in Cortland Manor, New York for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Annual Safety Assessment of Indian Point. The NRC started the meeting by refusing the...

Radioactive Rubberstamp

Blog by Jim Riccio | April 28, 2011 1 comment

Nuclear reactors are inherently dangerous and a bad idea. Running old nuclear reactors 20 years longer than they were intended is an even worse idea. But that's exactly what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is determined to...

US should follow German phase-out of nuclear power and close old reactors like Indian...

Blog by Jarred Cobb | June 1, 2011 5 comments

Germany and Switzerland have now both announced they will phase out their nuclear reactors, heeding the demands of their citizens and recognizing the inherent dangers of nuclear power. Unfortunately our regulators and ...

Ten years after 9-11: Nuclear Plants and Their Deadly Wastes Still Vulnerable

Blog by Jim Riccio | September 9, 2011 2 comments

A decade ago, nineteen suicidal terrorists hijacked airliners and turned them into weapons by flying them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Since those horrific attacks, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the...

Nuclear Never Safe

Blog by Jim Riccio | June 16, 2011 7 comments

This morning, Greenpeace delivered a message to Chairman Gregory Jaczko and the other nuclear bureaucrats of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and their Senate overseers on Capitol Hill.  Despite the testimony from NRC that US...

Greenpeace welcomes move to shut down Japanese nuclear plant; will US nuclear...

Blog by Joe Smyth | May 6, 2011

CNN reports that Japan's Prime Minister has called for a nuclear plant that threatens millions to be shut down in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan's prime minister said Friday he has asked the operator to...

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