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Exclusive Nuclear Decommissioning Webinar: “Remove barriers to project success using latest best practices”

July 31, 2012 – 8:26 pm |

Nuclear Decommissioning Report would like to invite you to take part in an exclusive nuclear decommissioning webinar: “Remove barriers to project success using latest best practices”. This 60 minute webinar will take place Thursday August 2nd at 11.00am EST/ 8.00am Pacific/ 4.00pm UK.

Stanford Fukushima Impact Study Bears Flawed Analysis, Is Premature

July 23, 2012 – 9:04 am |

Last week, researchers from Stanford University released a report which purported to assess global health impacts resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011.

Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster is “Real Wake Up” Call for U.S. Regulators

July 17, 2012 – 7:35 pm | 2 Comments

According to five groups commenting on the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, the same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators.

NRC Presenting at National Academy of Sciences Meeting on NRC-Sponsored Fukushima Dai-ichi Study

July 10, 2012 – 9:48 pm |

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss its actions following last year’s nuclear accident in Japan during the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) initial committee meeting on an NRC-sponsored study into the accident.

Instrument Developed in Sweden and Canada to Facilitate the IAEA’s Work

June 19, 2012 – 10:11 pm |
Digital Cherenkov Viewing Device. Photo: Andy Gerwing, Channel Systems, CA

The Digital Cherenkov Viewing Device has mainly been developed for the IAEA and will be used for checking nuclear fuel from the nuclear power plant at Fukushima Dai-ichi, Japan. The instrument is used to enable the IAEA’s inspectors to determine whether the quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel matches the quantity reported by the facilities.

American Nuclear Society to Host Embedded Topical: Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for Next Generation Nuclear Fuel Reactors

June 18, 2012 – 2:14 pm |

NFSM 2012 will cover a wide spectrum of topics including: fast reactor cladding and duct materials, advanced cladding (including alternatives to zirconium alloys), advanced fuel, spent fuel and interim storage, concrete, materials under extreme environments, high temperature materials for nuclear applications, atomistic and microstructure modeling, reprocessing, and the Fukushima accident from both a materials perspective and a policy perspective.

NRC to Discuss Post-Fukushima “Regulatory Framework”

June 7, 2012 – 1:23 pm |

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with members of the public and other interested parties June 20 to discuss the staff’s preliminary approach to implementing one of the broadest recommendations of the NRC’s Japan Near-Term …

Charles A. Castro Named Administrator of NRC’s Region III Office

May 21, 2012 – 6:35 pm |

The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named Charles A. Casto as the new administrator of its Region III office in Lisle, Ill. Casto officially assumed his new position on May 21, 2012.

POLL: The Effects of 2011

May 21, 2012 – 7:16 am |

What type of effect have events in the last year, such as Fukushima and the end of ARRA funding, had on your organization?

THE ONGOING IMPACT OF FUKUSHIMA: INL’s Grossenbacher Speaks on the Future of Nuclear Energy

May 18, 2012 – 9:15 am |
Idaho National Laboratory Director John Grossenbacher touts the advantages and necessity of developing nuclear energy as a global power source.

With 1.6 billion people living without electricity in “an energy-starved world” and demand for power surging in China and India, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Director John Grossenbacher (speaking at the Idaho Falls City Club in April) says nuclear energy must be actively pursued and developed despite mounting global opposition to it following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan – the world’s worst nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.