12,968Dec 15, 2011
Nuclear Reactor Safety
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on on nuclear reactor safety following Japan’s disaster earlier in the year. Senators in their opening statement referred repeatedly ...
7,735Mar 4, 2010
I've Got The Power
The grand prize-winning video, I’ve Got the Power, was produced by Madison Richards, Samantha Noll, and Lauren Nixon, 8th grade students from McKinley Middle Charter School in Racine, ...
3,802Feb 17, 2010
U.S. Nuclear Plant Construction
Kevin Kamps and Alex Flint talked about the announcement by President Obama to commit $8.33 billion in loan guarantees for the construction and operation of two new nuclear reactors at a plant in ...
3,147Mar 25, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis and Chernobyl Anniversary
Nuclear specialists talked about the impact of the nuclear plant crisis in Japan as a result of the country’s 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Alexey Yablokov, who studied the ...
2,153Apr 27, 2010
Studentcam Grand Prize Winner, Nuclear Energy
Madison Richards, Samantha Noll, and Lauren Nixon, talked from Milwaukee, Wisconsin about their video, I’ve Got the Power, the grand prize-winning video. They are eighth grade ...
2,043Mar 16, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis
Gregory Jaczko and others testified on U.S. efforts to assist the Japanese following a series of nuclear accidents at the Fukushima power plant caused by failures related to a devastating earthquake ...
1,498Oct 28, 2009
Book Discussion on Whole Earth Discipline
A well-known California environmentalist apologizes for opposing nuclear power and now advocates that more nuclear power is the best way to slow the effect of climate change. The event was at ...
1,269Jun 14, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Management
Witnesses testified about a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report that found the commission’s chair, Gregory Jaczko, had withheld information from other commissioners in order to stop work on ...
1,182Jun 16, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Review
Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission testified about safety at U.S. nuclear plants. Among the issues commission members discussed were the preliminary findings of a task force review of ...
1,076Mar 21, 2011
Safety of U.S. Nuclear Facilities
Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a meeting on Japan’s nuclear power plant crisis, the potential threat of radiation exposure to U.S. territories, and the safety of U.S. ...
898Mar 29, 2011
Japanese Nuclear Plant Crisis
Government officials spoke at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources meeting on the reported spread of contaminated water to underground tunnels outside the reactors at Japan’s Fukushima ...
891Mar 16, 2011
Nuclear Safety and Energy Programs, Secretary Chu
Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified on his department’s 2012 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on several nuclear accidents at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station in ...
735Aug 14, 2012
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agenda
Allison Macfarlane spoke with reporters and answered questions about short- and long-term objectives at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Topics included storing nuclear waste at Yucca ...
729Apr 12, 2011
Lessons from Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis
Officials and others testified at a hearing on lessons that could be taken from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis in Japan. They said the situation at Japan’s damaged nuclear ...
673Feb 7, 2014
Iran Nuclear Deal
Former negotiators from the Obama and George W. Bush administrations talked about nuclear negotiations with Iran. Following an interim deal with Iran on November 24, 2013, the United States, ...
621Jan 30, 2014
Fukushima Task Force Recommendations
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified on efforts to implement the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations. The task force, formed in reaction to the nuclear power ...
598Nov 26, 2013
Nuclear Deal with Iran
Panelists talked about the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. The participants were ...
551Mar 16, 2011
Nuclear Safety and Energy Programs, Commissioner Jaczko
Gregory Jaczko testified on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 2012 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on several nuclear accidents at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power ...
544Jun 7, 2012
Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities
Witnesses testified about the operation of nuclear waste facilities and future storage of nuclear waste. The talked about a report produced by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s ...
538Jun 13, 2012
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nominations
Witnesses testified about their nomination to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Among the issues they addressed were nuclear waste storage, working relations among commissioners, power plant ...
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