Environmental Protection

Nuclear Energy


  • NRC Extends Comment Period on LLRW Program Changes

    The agency's staff will develop an updated strategic assessment of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program, revising the alternative future disposal scenarios specified in the prior, 2007 strategic assessment.

  • Bechtel-Led Consortium Resumes Role at Pantex, Oak Ridge

    Consolidated Nuclear Security—whose members are Bechtel National, Inc., Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., ATK Launch Systems Inc., SOC LLC, and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.as a teaming subcontractor—will manage the operations. The two facilities maintain the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

  • EPA Planning Update of Radiation Protection Standards

    Several environmental groups oppose Detroit Edison

    The agency's standards for nuclear power operations date to 1977 and are the earliest radiation rules it has developed.

  • Appeals Court Halts Nuclear Waste Storage Fees

    As long as the federal government has no viable alternative to Yucca Mountain for storing nuclear waste, power plant operators should not be charged annual fees for the cost of that disposal, the judges ruled.

  • No Nuke Materials

    Shortage of Ingredient May Cause Power Disruption

  • See How Your Country’s Energy Statistics Stack Up

    The International Energy Agency’s 2013 edition of the Key World Energy Statistics is now available for download. The booklet shows the energy consumption, production, and transformation in more than 140 countries.

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