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  • emThree Mile Islandem
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    Three Mile Island

    Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of California Press. This accident on March 28, 1979, remains the worst accident…

  • emConfessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulatorem
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    Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

    Gregory Jaczko recounted his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for which he served as chair from 2009-2012.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Safety
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    Nuclear Power Plant Safety

    Energy and environmental experts talked about nuclear power plant safety. The panelists discussed the dangers of radioactive waste and presented options for how to safely decommission…

  • Washington Journal Mary Beth Griggs Discusses the Future of Nuclear Energy
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    Mary Beth Griggs on Nuclear Energy

    Popular Science assistant editor Mary Beth Griggs discussed her recent piece on the debate over nuclear energy in the U.S. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series…

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Officials Testify at Oversight Hearing
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    The chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and two NRC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing for their agency. The witnesses answered a variety of questions on topics…

  • emThe Age of Radianceem
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    The Age of Radiance

    Craig Nelson talked about his book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, in which he chronicles the history of the Atomic Era, stretching from the…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should a special counsel investigate Hillary Clinton?”

  • Three Mile Island Collection
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    Three Mile Island Collection

    Jonathan Stayer showed items, housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives, related to the nuclear incident at Three Mile Island in 1979. Mr. Stayer shared his personal story as a college student in the area at the time.…

  • Hearing Focuses on Nuclear Power in Trump Administration
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    Nuclear Power in Trump Administration

    John Deutch, the chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, and nuclear physicists testified at a hearing on nuclear power in the U.S. Mr. Deutch talked about the findings of the advisory…

  • Officials Testify on Nuclear Energy Technologies
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    Nuclear Energy Regulation and Modernization

    Nuclear energy experts testified at a hearing on legislation to increase cooperation between the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The goal of the cooperation was to…

  • Hearing on Nuclear Energy
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    Nuclear Energy Regulation

    Federal officials, advocates, and scientists testified at a hearing on legislation dealing with advanced nuclear reactors and modernization of nuclear energy infrastructure. The bill would…

  • Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water
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    Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced an energy and…

  • Representative Roskam on the Iran Nuclear Agreement
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    Representative Roskam on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) offered a privileged resolution seeking to cancel any House vote on the Iran nuclear agreement because of “side deals” he said were not disclosed.

  • Uranium Mining in Grand Junction Colorado
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    Uranium Mining in Grand Junction, Colorado

    Zebulon Miracle talked about Grand Junction, Colorado’s, role in the development of nuclear weapons. In the early 1900s, Grand Junction experienced a large increase in uranium mining. The supply was so great…

  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz began the daily White House briefing by talking about the technical dimensions of the nuclear framework with Iran agreed to the previous week in Lausanne,…

  • 1964 Universal Newsreel emAtomsville USAem
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    1964 Universal Newsreel Atomsville U.S.A.

    This 1964 Universal newsreel shows a visit to a children’s exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in which kids learn about atomic energy and radiation.

  • National Press Club Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane
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    National Press Club Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane

    Allison Macfarlane, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair, talked about safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. She focused on NRC’s mission and the challenges that lay ahead for the nuclear…

  • Discussion on US Nuclear Regulatory Role
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    Nuclear Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. diplomatic and nuclear regulatory roles. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, implementing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia,…

  • Trumans Atomic Energy Legacy
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    Truman's Atomic Energy Legacy

    Panelists talked about the implications of post World War II atomic energy usage and the efforts made by the Truman administration to make nuclear energy available for civilian usage. This…

  • After Words Susan Stranahan
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    After Words with Susan Stranahan

    Susan Stranahan talked about the book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, an account of the 2011 tsunami and resulting meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Ms.…

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