The Blue Ribbon Commission’s final report

By Jim Hopf Soon after declaring that it would end the Yucca Mountain repository project, the Obama administration created the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future to reevaluate the Continue Reading →

“Waste Management” in Nuclear News

The November issue of Nuclear News magazine, which contains a special section on waste management, is available in hard copy and electronically for American Nuclear Society members (must enter ANS Continue Reading →

Roadblock in Congress for SMR Development

By Jim Hopf As discussed in my June 20 post, small modular reactors (SMRs) have many potential advantages, and could very well represent nuclear’s best prospect for the future. The Continue Reading →

ANS webinar with NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko a success

A collaborative effort between the American Nuclear Society and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission resulted in a successful 90-minute webinar on nuclear safety issues on October 4. More than 60 Continue Reading →

NRC terminates Yucca Mountain proceeding

Next stop, federal court! By Cornelius Milmoe In June 2010, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) determined that the Department of Energy’s attempted “withdrawal” of the Continue Reading →