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    Yucca Mountain: NRC Takes First Step to Follow the Law

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) took a constructive step toward finishing the job on Yucca Mountain. Yesterday, the NRC announced its plan of action to complete the safety evaluation review of the site, calling it “an agency priority.” This comes three years after then-NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko controversially halted the … More

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Won't Release Unredacted Yucca Documents

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is refusing to release an unredacted version of its safety evaluation reports on Yucca Mountain, leaving the conclusions unknown to the public. The agency notified Heritage that it had rejected an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. The NRC’s decision comes eight months after Heritage … More

    Upton Expects Bipartisan House Vote to Reaffirm Support for Yucca Project

    House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said there is bipartisan support in Congress to move forward with the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain, noting that lawmakers could reaffirm that decision in a vote this summer. Upton, speaking at The Bloggers Briefing this afternoon, criticized the actions of Nuclear … More

    NRC Censors Flub Opportunity to Move Yucca Debate Forward

    As a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, The Heritage Foundation today obtained the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Yucca Mountain Volume III Safety Evaluation Report (SER). This document is critical because it contains the NRC’s conclusions regarding the scientific and technological merits of the Department of Energy’s … More

    The Jaczko Fiasco

    Controversy continues to grow around Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s unilateral decision to order the NRC staff to stop its work on Yucca Mountain.  The chairman defended his actions in a letter to the editor published by Energy Daily last week (subscription required).  He suggested that he was authorized … More

    NRC Chairman Killing Yucca Without Authority

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko has ordered his staff to stop the review of the nuclear materials repository at Yucca Mountain. Aside from the harmful policy implications of this action, the chairman seems to be moving forward without any authority to do so. President Obama has made it … More

    Our New NRC Chairman

    Dr. Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), delivered his first major address since being appointed six weeks ago this morning at the Heritage Foundation. Jaczko’s talk was encouraging for its discussion of the need to enhance agency decisiveness and regulatory preparedness for dealing with new challenges, … More

    NRC Chairman to Speak at Heritage

    Tomorrow, July 7th, new Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, appointed by President Obama, will speak in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium. As momentum builds behind new nuclear power in the United States, questions remain about whether the nation is truly at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance. Of critical … More

    Jaczko's NRC

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) member Gregory Jaczko has been chosen by President Obama to be the next Chairman of the NRC. Before joining the NRC’s commission, he served as Senator Reid’s science policy advisor and also served as congressional science fellow for House Member Edward Markey. When first appointed to … More