More Nuclear Regulations with No Added Safety Benefit (Fast Fission Podcast 8)

Get the MP3 Here The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue regulations making it a Federal crime to introduce explosives into facilities and installations containing nuclear materials.  The new rules go into affect in April 2010 and specify fines of up to $5,000 and jail time up to one year for anyone who “willfully” introduces firearms or explosives into a facility regulated by the NRC.  The...

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Small Reactor Licensing – A Letter to the NRC

The NRC is considering a change to their fee structure for small reactors, and invited public comment.  Here is a copy of the letter I sent. Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff Subject:  Comments on the Proposed Changes to Licensing Fees for Small Reactors To Whom It May Concern: I graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering.  I...

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Nuclear Expansion Grows Near & Oyster Creek Gets 20 More Years (Episode 64)

Use the podcast player here. President Obama Promotes International Nuclear Fuel Bank At a speech delivered in Prague, Czech Republic this week President Obama advocated establishing an international nuclear fuel bank. The idea is this: countries who pledge not to develop nuclear weapons programs and who do not enrich uranium would have the assurance of a stable fuel supply for their peaceful nuclear energy programs. Countries who...

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