nuclear regulatory commission http://wamc.org en A Small Earthquake Is Recorded In Putnam County http://wamc.org/post/small-earthquake-recorded-putnam-county <p></p><p>Scientists say a small earthquake was recorded Saturday morning in Putnam County, just a few miles north of the Westchester County border. A local newspaper, <em>The Journal News</em>, reported that area residents did not hear or feel anything. Those near the epicenter however, were startled out of their homes.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:10:29 +0000 Allison Dunne 94303 at http://wamc.org A Small Earthquake Is Recorded In Putnam County NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review http://wamc.org/post/nrc-hold-public-meeting-indian-point-safety-review <p></p><p>There is a public meeting Wednesday evening in Westchester County on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual safety review of Indian Point.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 91884 at http://wamc.org NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk http://wamc.org/post/nrc-sets-priority-list-detailing-seismic-risk <p></p><p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a priority list for nuclear power plants when it comes to detailing earthquake risk. The NRC is requiring more analysis about seismic risk from a number of plants, including Indian Point.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:12:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 90326 at http://wamc.org NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk NRC: Nine Mile Point Reactor Problems Resolved http://wamc.org/post/nrc-nine-mile-point-reactor-problems-resolved <p>Federal regulators say they're satisfied the operator of a nuclear power plant in central New York has addressed problems that led to four unscheduled reactor shutdowns last year.</p><p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it did a special inspection at Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba&nbsp; last month because of the shutdowns from July to November 2012.</p><p>The agency says it determined Constellation Energy Nuclear Group successfully determined the causes of the shutdowns known as "scrams" and took steps to prevent the problems in the future.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:39:57 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80642 at http://wamc.org NRC: Nine Mile Point Reactor Problems Resolved Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications http://wamc.org/post/nuclear-expert-talks-about-nrc-furlough-implications <p>Amid the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now down to bare bones after some 90 percent of the agency&rsquo;s staff has been furloughed. WAMC&rsquo;s Allison Dunne spoke with a scientist whose expertise lies in nuclear power and safety, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear terrorism. He talks about his concerns and the furlough&rsquo;s potential impacts.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:26:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 75372 at http://wamc.org Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications Government Shutdown Has NRC Set To Furlough Most Of Its Staff http://wamc.org/post/government-shutdown-has-nrc-set-furlough-most-its-staff <p>If the partial federal government shutdown continues beyond Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be operating with a skeleton staff. As a result, the NRC review process for the relicensing of one of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant could be delayed.</p><p>Some 90 percent of the NRC staff was to have been furloughed beginning Monday, but some leftover money is keeping the agency funded until Thursday. That&rsquo;s according to NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:54:18 +0000 Allison Dunne 75110 at http://wamc.org Government Shutdown Has NRC Set To Furlough Most Of Its Staff Entergy Begins Formal Notification of Nuclear Shutdown as Local Community Prepares for Economic Chan http://wamc.org/post/entergy-begins-formal-notification-nuclear-shutdown-local-community-prepares-economic-chan <p></p><p></p><p>Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, has taken the first of two formal steps to notify the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the plant is shutting down. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74275 at http://wamc.org Entergy Begins Formal Notification of Nuclear Shutdown as Local Community Prepares for Economic Chan NRC Okays Indian Point Two's Operation With Expired License http://wamc.org/post/nrc-okays-indian-point-twos-operation-expired-license <p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have ruled, as expected, that a nuclear power reactor in Westchester County can keep running after its license expires next month.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 71763 at http://wamc.org NRC Okays Indian Point Two's Operation With Expired License Former Indian Point Supervisor Is Charged http://wamc.org/post/former-indian-point-supervisor-charged <p>A former supervisor at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been charged with faking records to hide fuel contamination that was above acceptable limits.</p><p>Former chemistry manager Daniel Wilson was charged with fabricating records to conceal a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the allegations concern fuel for Indian Point’s backup emergency diesel generators.</p><p>He says the NRC found that the generators would have functioned with the contaminated fuel. Jerry Nappi is a spokesman for Indian Point parent Entergy.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:17:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 69948 at http://wamc.org Former Indian Point Supervisor Is Charged Former Indian Point Supervisor Faces Charges http://wamc.org/post/former-indian-point-supervisor-faces-charges <p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County has been charged with falsifying records to conceal the contamination of fuel for backup generators.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 69867 at http://wamc.org Former Indian Point Supervisor Faces Charges