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Jordan Weaver, NRDC alum, Washington, D.C.

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Next Steps in the Retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station - SONGS

Posted June 17, 2013 by Jordan Weaver

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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

Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Issues Decision on San Onofre, Sides with FOE and NRDC

Posted May 20, 2013 by Jordan Weaver

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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

Global Nuclear Reactor Database Developed by NRDC

Posted March 15, 2013 by Jordan Weaver

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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

U.S. Nuclear Safety Progress Remains Sluggish Following Fukushima Disaster, Part I

Posted March 12, 2013 by Jordan Weaver

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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

Debris from Japan's Tsunami: Some Helpful Info Courtesy of NOAA

Posted July 19, 2012 by Jordan Weaver

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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 through Filtered Venting

Posted July 2, 2012 by Jordan Weaver

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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

Nuclear Safety Deferred: U.S. Reactors One Year after Fukushima

Posted March 5, 2012 by Jordan Weaver

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  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

DOE FY2013 Nuclear Energy Budget Request Makes Some Tough Calls, Not All of Them Good

Posted February 28, 2012 by Jordan Weaver

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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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