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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 21, 2011 at 15:17

WASHINGTON - March 21, 2011 - Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In response, Greenpeace Nuclear Policy Analyst Jim Riccio said:

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:

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...

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 ...

Nuclear Agency placing industry profits ahead of public safety

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 9, 2011

Greenpeace’s nuclear policy analyst, Jim Riccio, is quoted in the following New York Times article about nuclear safety here in the United States. In the fall of 2007, workers at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois were...

Greenpeace response to NRC relicensing of Vermont Yankee

Blog by Jim Riccio | March 21, 2011

Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In response, Greenpeace Nuclear Policy Analyst Jim Riccio said: It is...

Congressman Markey's Letter to President Obama: Who's In Charge If Nuclear Disaster...

Blog by jim riccio | March 13, 2011 4 comments

Markey: Who's In Charge If Nuclear Disaster Hits America? U.S. Govt. Lacks Coordinated Plan, Says Markey; Congressman Expresses Concerns Over Lack of Nuclear "Emergency Pills," Calls for Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors in U.S. ...

Natural Disasters: The Silent Nuclear Threat

Blog by Matthew K | October 31, 2011 7 comments

Nuclear power plants and the risks posed by natural disasters are under increased public attention since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan melted down and released enormous amounts of radiation. On March 11 of this...

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...

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