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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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,…

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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…

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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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    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

    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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    Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities

    Witnesses testified about the operation of nuclear waste facilities and future storage of nuclear waste. The talked about a report produced by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reform, Commissioners Panel

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioners testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about recent allegations of mismanagement directed at Commission Chair Greg…

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    Nuclear Weapons and Materials Safety

    Todd Jacobson talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget request for the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA). He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The NNSA is a federal entity charged…

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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 repeatedly to the…

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    Enhancing Reactor Safety

    Commissioners testified on the NRC’s 90 day report, which was released in July. It laid out numerous areas for improvement, based on the experience in Japan after the March 11 earthquake…

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    Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

    Witnesses testified on the federal management of civilian nuclear waste and the Energy Department’s decision to end the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste respiratory program. Among the issues…

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    Nuclear Power Safety and Security

    A special task force created to investigate the Japanese nuclear disaster presented its findings to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It included recommendations for improving backup…

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    Nuclear Energy Safety, Waste Management and Technology

    Representatives from the nuclear power industry talked about nuclear safety, waste management, and challenges facing the industry in the U.S and abroad. They also talked about lessons…

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    Nuclear Power Safety and Security

    Participants talked about challenges facing the nuclear power industry. Among the topics they addressed were technology, emergency preparedness, waste management, reactor safety, and…

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