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    Nuclear Reactor Safety

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on on nuclear reactor safety following Japan’s disaster earlier in the year. Senators in their opening statement referred…

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    General Services Administration Mismanagement

    General Services Administration (GSA) officials testified at a hearing on the investigation of their agency and its overall culture of wasteful spending. The hearing focused on rooting…

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    Autism and Environmental Health Research

    Environmental experts, researchers and a parent of a child with autism testified on the state of research into the role of environmental factors in autism and neuro-development…

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    Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis

    Gregory Jaczko and others testified on U.S. efforts to assist the Japanese following a series of nuclear accidents at the Fukushima power plant caused by failures related to a devastating…

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    Disease Clusters and Environmental Health

    Witnesses testified about potential connections between “clusters” of cancer, birth defects and other diseases, and contaminants in the surrounding environment. At least 42…

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    Climate Change Policy

    Federal officials and climate specialists testified on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The plan includes a number of executive actions targeting carbon…

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    Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

    Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments…

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    Issues in Offshore Oil Drilling, Executives Panel, Part 1

    Witnesses testified on issues surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf, including the impact on the economy and the environment.

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Review

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission testified about safety at U.S. nuclear plants. Among the issues commission members discussed were the preliminary findings of a task force…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Response

    Witnesses testified at a a hearing on the federal response to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They spoke about initial responses, continued efforts to respond to greater…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia…

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    Natural Gas Drilling

    Deputy Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe testified at a hearing on two upcoming studies indicating that drilling for natural gas in U.S. may not be as…

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    Surface Transportation Bill

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) convened an opening meeting of House and Senate conferees on the surface transportation bill. Senator Boxer and…

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    ExxonMobil Oil Spill in Yellowstone River

    Witnesses testified about ExxonMobil’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River. They talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead role in cleanup and environmental…

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    Lessons from Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis

    Officials and others testified at a hearing on lessons that could be taken from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis in Japan. They said the situation at Japan’s damaged…

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    Nuclear Safety

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on the implementation of new safety changes put into place following the nuclear emergency at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    Fukushima Task Force Recommendations

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified on efforts to implement the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations. The task force, formed in reaction to the…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    State officials, representatives from transportation industry groups, and members of national commissions testified on the status of transportation infrastructure needs in the United States…

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    Global Climate Change Research

    Witnesses testified about global climate change research, the potential implications of new scientific methods and findings, as well as public policy proposals related to global…

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