U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission News

Employee Sues Montana Hospital for Whistleblower Firing on Nuclear Waste

A fired Montana employee from Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has filed a lawsuit contending he was dismissed after reporting to federal authorities safety concerns involving radiation treatment and nuclear waste storage. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that medical physicist Lawrence Slate …

Scientists Criticize Nuclear Plants Over Safety

More than one-third of U.S. nuclear power plants suffered safety-related incidents over the past three years, and nuclear regulators and plant operators need to improve inspections to prevent such events, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in a report …

Troubled Calif. Nuke Plant Aims To Restart Reactor

The operator of California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on Thursday proposed to restart one of the facility’s twin reactors after concluding it could be run safely despite damage to scores of tubes that carry radioactive water. A plan …

U.S. Regulators to Issue Post-Fukushima Safety Rules

As the first anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster approaches, U.S. nuclear regulators have moved to issue the first new rules to deal with safety issues raised by the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, according to agency filings. …

U.S. Sees Room for Improvement in Nuclear Plant Safety

U.S. regulators see room to improve safety at the country’s nuclear power plants even though tests after the Fukushima disaster have shown they are fundamentally sound, the top U.S. watchdog said on Tuesday. More than two-thirds of the way through …