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Nuclear Safety Chief Resigns Amid Criticisms
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jackzo resigned today after a tumultuous tenure marked by criticisms of mismanagement and misconduct. “After an incredibly productive three years as chairman, I have decided this is the appropriate time to continue my efforts to ensure public safety in
Two New Nuclear Plants Win Federal Approval
The construction of two new nuclear reactors won federal approval today, making them the first to be built in the U.S. in decades since the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979. The U.S. Nuclear and Regulatory Commission gave the go-ahead to Southern Company of Atlanta to add two nuke
U.S. commission: Japan's nuclear plants not stable
More than a month after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, crippling four nuclear power reactors, the situation at the power plants is still unstable, according to Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “The situation currently is static,” Jaczko said Tuesday
Japan Nuclear Crisis: Reactors 3 and 4 Remain Biggest Concerns at Fukushima Daiichi Plant
New Power Line to Reactor 2; Plant Workers Describe the Reactors Shaking During the Quake
Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Of U.S. Nuclear Plants
ABC News' Mary Bruce reports: Two Senate Democrats called today for a sweeping review of safety vulnerabilities at U.S. nuclear plants in light of the ongoing disaster in Japan. Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Chair of the Environment and Public Works...
'I Hope I'm Wrong': US Nuclear Chief Repeats That 'No Water' Left In Spent Fuel Pool In Japan
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: U.S. nuclear energy agency chief Gregory Jaczko repeated to ABC News Wednesday evening that there is “no water” in spent fuel pool number 4 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the wake of last...
NRC Chair: "No Water In The Spent Fuel Pool" at Unit 4
ABC News' Mary Bruce reports: The chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned this afternoon that all of the water is gone from the spent fuel pool at reactor four of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, causing “extremely high”...
White House Says US Citizens in Japan Should Listen to US, Not Japan, on Evacuation, but Refuses to Judge
Armed with new independent data, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Committee Wednesday recommended that all American citizens evacuate the 50 mile radius surrounding the Fukushima nuclear reactors. NRC Chairman Jaczko told President Obama earlier today, and just now told the House...
U.S. Officials Alarmed By Japanese Handling of Nuclear Crisis
U.S. officials are alarmed at how the Japanese are handling the escalating nuclear reactor crisis and fear that if they do not get control of the plants within the next 24 to 48 hours they could have a situation that will be "deadly for decades." "It would be hard to describe how alarming this is
Nuclear Crisis: NRC Says Spent Fuel Pool at Unit Four Lost Massive Amounts of Water; Japan Disputes Claims
America's top nuclear official told Congress today that the pool cooling spent fuel rods at the crippled Japanese nuclear complex had lost most of its water or all of its water, a potentially catastrophic situation. The Japanese quickly challenged that statement, but gave few details saying only