Now that Southern California Edison (SCE) has decided to permanently retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) (the plant has been shut down since early 2012), the company must begin the process of decommissioning, which involves safely removing SONGS...continued→
Jordan Weaver, NRDC alum, Washington, D.C.
In the ongoing saga of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and its faulty steam generators, on May 13, 2013 an Atomic Safety & Licensing Board panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission delivered answers to a set of questions...continued→
Today NRDC’s Nuclear Program is releasing their web-based nuclear energy analysis tool: the Global Nuclear Reactor Database. We developed this reactor database as means for researchers and visitors to our website to get rapid answers to some interesting questions regarding...continued→
Since the Fukushima nuclear incident now two years ago, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has made slow yet incremental progress to address the vulnerabilities in U.S. nuclear reactors that were identified following the Japanese disaster. NRDC’s nuclear program is...continued→
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has provided the public with a number of educational resources regarding ocean-borne wreckage from the Japanese tsunami that might reach U.S. shores. As a result of the earthquake and tsunami...continued→
Defense in Depth. When I hear this phrase, a very common one at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), I imagine a design philosophy that takes multiple safety systems and procedures, and layers them like multiple ring walls protecting a city...continued→
READ THE REPORT Read the nuclear program's take on the NRC-Fukushima response here. Full Report (PDF) In the days that followed the 2011 Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, news outlets around the globe followed the unfolding catastrophe at...continued→
As the Department of Energy (DOE) budget for FY 2012 continued its journey through Congress, with the House taking every opportunity to inflate the requested funds for questionable nuclear energy research and defense spending by gutting R&D efforts in renewable energy and...continued→
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