Allison Macfarlane was sworn in as commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday, replacing controversial NRC commissioner Gregory Jaczko, who abruptly resigned in May.
A Virginia nuclear power plant will get closer scrutiny from regulators after one of its backup generators failed to work during the earthquake that rattled the state and surrounding region in August.
Hoping to fight off a firestorm that erupted this week on Capitol Hill over the renomination of the only woman appointed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Friday denied allegations he targeted women and created a hostile work environment.
A troubled Michigan nuclear power plant cited for safety violations has been taken off line for maintenance and refueling, the plant's owner said Monday.
The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan one year ago understandably raised questions about the safety of America's nuclear energy facilities. Americans should know that all U.S. nuclear energy plant safety systems have been verified by the companies operating them as well as deemed safe by the independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has asked 11 nuclear power plants for information about the computer models they use to test different accident scenarios, saying those models may underestimate how much nuclear fuel will heat up during cooling system failures.
A nuclear power plant in Covert, Michigan, has been cited for three safety violations, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joining two other U.S. nuclear plants in getting extra scrutiny from inspectors.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first approvals in over 30 years.
A small amount of radioactive gas escaped from a steam generator at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant during a water leak, but there was no threat to public health, federal regulators said Wednesday.
Nine technicians responsible for monitoring operations at a Louisiana nuclear power plant spent on-duty time surfing the Internet -- visiting websites that included news, sports, fishing and retirement information -- jeopardizing the safety of the plant, federal regulators say.
It was, in the words of one congressman, a "Caine Mutiny," Washington-style.
An apparently long-running dispute between the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its four other commissioners erupted Friday into public view when letters expressing "grave concerns" about his leadership were posted on a congressional website.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional inspectors to nuclear power plants along the East Coast to ensure the safety of those facilities in advance of Hurricane Irene, the agency said Friday.
Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. regained offsite power Wednesday after losing it as the result of the earthquake Tuesday, the plant's owner Dominion Virginia Power told CNN.
Tuesday's Virginia earthquake triggered the shutdown of a nearby nuclear power plant and spurred declarations of "unusual events" at plants as far away as Michigan, U.S. authorities reported.
Dominion Chief Nuclear Officer David Heacock describes how the earthquake affected his plant.
Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. have shut down as a result of the earthquake Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Making U.S. nuclear power plants have a plan for running on emergency power for three days after a disaster is a "no-brainer" after the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, the top U.S. regulator said Tuesday.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday the NRC should move quickly on post-Fukushima reforms, saying the commission should draw up proposed changes within 90 days, and the industry should implement them within five years.
North Carolina State University says a small water leak in the liner of its nuclear research reactor doesn't pose a risk to public health, a university statement said Thursday.
Mock commandos who staged attacks on 24 nuclear power plants in pre-announced drills last year were able to "damage" or "destroy" critical targets at two of the plants, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected Monday to visit a Nebraska power plant surrounded by Missouri River floodwater.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to Patrick Oppmann about two nuclear power plants in danger of being flooded.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission told Congress on Thursday that the likelihood of a Fukushimi Daiichi-type event in the United States is "very, very small." However, it said an ongoing study of the Japanese disaster will probably lead to changes to increase safety at the nation's 104 commercial power plants.
In the days after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Gregory Jaczko appeared frequently on television as the calm, steady hand of the U.S. nuclear power industry.
A nuclear power plant 19 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, declared an alert due to electrical problems, officials said.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that independent investigators have cleared him of any wrongdoing in the decision to kill plans to store nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.
In the shadow of the nation's oldest operating nuclear power plant, Alfonse Esposito fishes along Oyster Creek in central New Jersey, where he's caught and eaten bluefish and kingfish for 37 years.
A federal task force set up following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan says no immediate changes are needed to improve the safety of nuclear reactors in the United States. But it said it expects to recommend changes when it completes its study in 60 days.
U.S. safety officials have cited Alabama's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant for a failed valve that could have hindered efforts to cool one of the reactors during an emergency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday.
A special team of federal inspectors are looking into an incident at an Ohio nuclear power plant in which higher-than-normal radiation levels were detected in a work area, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.
A failed breaker caused this week's automatic shutdown of a nuclear reactor at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, the plant's owner said Friday.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will investigate an incident at a Nebraska nuclear plant in which three workers were accidentally exposed to radiation, it said in a statement Monday.
If a serious nuclear accident were to happen in the United States, would we be able to evacuate to safety? That question now appears more than academic and all too realistic as the Japanese try to limit the release of deadly radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
In the United States, 63,000 tons of nuclear waste, the sum total of all the waste generated by decades of nuclear power, sits right where it was created -- at the power plants themselves.
The Fukushima Daiichi disaster is focusing attention on a problem that has bedeviled Washington policymakers since the dawn of the nuclear age -- what to do with used nuclear fuel.
A nuclear power plant less than 25 miles from New York is among 27 reactors the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing after a commission report uncovered higher safety risk than previously thought, officials said.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday asked operators of the nation's 104 nuclear power plants to review details of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and to take actions "as appropriate" to avoid similar problems at their reactors.
In the wake of the current nuclear crisis in Japan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that the federal government must conduct a seismic study of the Indian Point nuclear power plant before it renews its operating license.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan as they cope with the fallout of a catastrophic earthquake, a horrific tsunami and the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Just two months ago, California residents living near a controversial nuclear power plant grilled nuclear regulators over the reactor's safety at a public hearing.
Half of the nation's 104 nuclear reactors are over 30 years old, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Most of the remaining reactors are at least 20 years old.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to improve security procedures in the wake of an investigation into an al Qaeda suspect's employment at several U.S. nuclear power plants.
The nuclear power plants that reliably supply 20 percent of the nation's electricity needs are the most secure and best-protected industrial facilities in the country.
Several weeks ago, President Obama announced that $8 billion in government-loan guarantees would be made available to Southern Co. to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia.
At a nuclear power plant in Texas, two men dressed in combat gear are perched atop a steel-framed watchtower armed with assault rifles, firing on both moving and stationary targets some 300 yards away.
The presidents of the nation's top private universities got 6.5% more in pay last year, with 23 taking home more than $1 million, according to a study published Monday.
Critics say online imagery of nuclear plants is too explicit and could aid terrorists. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
One is a assemblyman in California; the other a piano tuner in Pennsylvania.
Nuclear power plants will likely add fortifications to future atomic power stations despite the cost involved, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted Tuesday to require any future nuclear power plants to be designed to withstand strikes from commercial jetliners, addressing a possible terrorist scenario that has haunted some people since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
If the companies that supply nuclear power plants are ready for a revival, the utilities that will operate the plants are champing at the bit.
Jurors on Tuesday convicted a former nuclear plant engineer of hiding information from government regulators about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook the Los Angeles metropolitan area Tuesday, leaving residents rattled but causing no serious damage or injuries.
The federal agency charged with safeguarding nuclear reactors has underestimated the potential for terrorists to attack small research reactors on college campuses as well as the potential impact of such attacks, congressional investigators said in a report released Tuesday.
Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply them
A contract employee at the largest nuclear plant in the nation was stopped at a plant entrance Friday with a "relatively small" explosive device in his truck, officials said.
An expert says the Arizona nuclear power plant is well protected and a small pipe bomb would likely do little damage.
Researchers who launched an experimental cyber attack caused a generator to self-destruct, alarming the federal government and electrical industry about what might happen if such an attack were carried out on a larger scale, CNN has learned.
Is the United States finally about to embark on a long anticipated nuclear power renaissance? It seemed so yesterday, when Princeton-based NRG Energy filed a license application to build two new nuclear reactors at its existing facility in Bay City, Texas.
Power producer NRG Energy Inc. is expected on Tuesday to submit the first application for a new nuclear reactor in the United States in nearly 30 years.
Nuclear power plants will not be required to put up defenses against terrorist attacks from the air, according to a rule enacted Monday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission removed its massive public reading room from the Internet Monday after nuclear safety activists and media organizations found several documents on it containing sensitive information they said could help terrorists.
Now that William Anders has been picked as the next CEO of General Dynamics, the rank-and-file at the St. Louis defense contractor might be wondering what he was like as an astronaut. Was this form...
A cloud of highly toxic and mildly radioactive gas escaped from a Kerr-McGee uranium processing plant in Gore, Oklahoma, killing one worker and hospitalizing 34 people. The poisonous hydrogen fluor...
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