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  • Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Debate
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    Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Debate

    The House considered a bill advancing efforts to create a national nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

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  • Senator Heller on Yucca Mountain Bill
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    Senator Heller on Yucca Mountain Bill

    Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) announced on the chamber floor that he would block the House bill to make Yucca Mountain the official storage site of nuclear waste in the U.S. The House approved…

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  • Washington Journal Ernest Moniz Discusses Nuclear Threats Facing the US and the World
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    Ernest Moniz on Nuclear Threats

    Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talked about the nuclear threats facing the U.S. and the world.

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  • 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…

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  • Washington Journal Kathryn Miles Discusses Nuclear Plant Safety
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    Kathryn Miles on Nuclear Plant Safety

    Kathryn Miles talked about her recent Boston Globe Magazine article on the safety concerns surrounding the closing of a nuclear plant in Massachusetts.

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  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Department Energy Budget

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Topics included proposed cuts to the budget as…

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  • Washington Journal Edwin Lyman Discusses Nuclear Waste Safety
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    Edwin Lyman on Nuclear Waste Safety

    Edwin Lyman talked about nuclear waste safety and security.

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  • 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.…

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  • Rocky Flats Nuclear Site
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    Rocky Flats Nuclear Site

    Cindy Sounders talked about the Rocky Flats nuclear site that operated from 1952 to 1994, the cleanup effort since its closing, and its transition into a national wildlife refuge. The plant was located 15…

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  • President Obama Signs Chemical Safety Bill
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    President Obama Signing Chemical Safety Bill

    President Obama signed into law H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which modernizes the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. In remarks, President…

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  • emRight of Boomem
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    Right of Boom

    Benjamin Schwartz talked about his book, Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism, about what would happen if a nuclear bomb of unknown origin were to explode in Washington, D.C.…

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  • Hanford Nuclear Site Safety Hearing
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    Whistleblowers and Hanford Nuclear Site, Managers Panel

    Energy Department officials and executives from URS Corporation and Bechtel National testified at a hearing assessing the safety concerns and recent reports of whistleblower retaliation at the…

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  • Hanford Nuclear Site Safety Roundtable  Hearing
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    Whistleblowers and Hanford Nuclear Site, Former Employees Panel

    Whistleblowers who were fired after reporting nuclear safety issues at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant in Washington state told their personal stories to the chair and ranking member of a…

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  • US Nuclear Security in 2014
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    Security in Nuclear Weapons, Materials and Facilities

    William Tobey talked about the work of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). NNSA is the lead agency charged with securing nuclear weapons, materials, and facilities.

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  • Energy Secretary Speaks about Nuclear Waste Storage
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    Nuclear Waste Management

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified with other government officials and energy experts on S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013, which deals with the use of interim…

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    Plutopia

    Kate Brown talked about her book, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters, in which she writes about the two cities, Richland,…

    921 views
  • Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal Site
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    Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal Site

    Karoun Demirjian talked a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Obama administration must continue a review of a potential nuclear waste dump under Yucca Mountain in Nevada, and he responded to telephone calls and…

    1,551 views
  • Nuclear Security
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    Nuclear Security

    Military and Energy Department officials testified on nuclear security. The hearing focused on security improvements and challenges with Energy Department nuclear facilities after the July 28, 2012,…

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  • emFull Body Burdenem
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    Full Body Burden

    Kristen Iversen recounts her childhood in Arvada, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility, which produced over 70,000 plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. Using…

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  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agenda
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agenda

    Allison Macfarlane spoke with reporters and answered questions about short- and long-term objectives at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Topics included storing nuclear waste at Yucca…

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