The role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in America"s energy future

hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 4, 2011
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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
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The role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in America's energy future: hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 4, The role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in America's energy future: hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 4, by United States ().

As Chairman, he played a lead role in the American government’s response to the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Jaczko is now an adjunct professor at Princeton University and Georgetown University, and an entrepreneur with a clean energy development company.

He is the author of Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator/5(28). The Role of Nuclear Power in Meeting Future Energy Needs The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted a distinguished panel of speakers and the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss the future role of commercial nuclear power and its prospects for growth amid concern over energy security and climate change.

The book proceeds to summarize four accidents from the year history of nuclear energy, as well as select regulatory battles during Jaczko’s seven-year stint (–12) on the : Katie Tubb. For example, licensing any nuclear facility is considered a "major Federal action" requiring an EIS.

What will NRC's review cover. A typical review will include analysis of impacts to air, water, animal life, vegetation, natural resources, and property of historic, archaeological, or architectural significance.

Long-term prospects for nuclear energy are discussed in terms of technological developments, non-electrical applications of nuclear energy and new operational challenges which power plants could face in terms of environmental and regulatory constraints linked to climate change.

A summary and conclusions are presented in the final chapter. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fact Sheet The U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. Commission Business Federal Intergovernmental Matters; Annette L.

Vietti-Cook Secretary of the Commission U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Mail Stop O B33 Washington, DC Darrell Adams Congressional/External Affairs Officer U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Mail Stop O C12 Washington, DC () NRCExecSec.

But nuclear energy isn't just important to the U.S. — it also plays a critical role in energy markets around the world. As of13 countries relied on nuclear energy to provide at least 25%. NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP. R&D OBJECTIVE 1: Develop technologies and other solutions that can improve the reliability, sustain the safety, and extend the life of current reactors.

The existing U.S. nuclear fleet has a remarkable safety and. On Janu the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future delivered its final report to the U.S. secretary of energy.

The commission was formed at the request of President Barack Obama two years ago after he announced that his administration would no longer pursue the Yucca Mountain, Nevada, nuclear waste site.

Led by former U.S. representative Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Nuclear energy facilities are economic powerhouses driving and sustaining economic growth. Nuclear energy is an all-of-the-above energy strategy: reliable electricity, significant low-emission.

Named to the Department of Energy's Blue-Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future inPeterson also contributes to the national discussion about new nuclear regulatory Author: Daniel Mcglynn.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency of the United States government tasked with protecting public health and safety related to nuclear energy.

Established by the Energy Reorganization Act ofthe NRC began operations on Janu as one of two successor agencies to the United States Atomic Energy arters: North Bethesda, Maryland. Charles D.

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Ferguson and Lindsey E. Marburger of the Federation of American Scientists. Although no single energy source offers a cure-all, nuclear energy must have an important role in reducing Cited by: 7.

This Plan for America’s Energy Future lays out a future-oriented energy vision that our country needs by Hydro, solar, wind, natural gas, oil, coal and geothermal sources of energy all play a role in achieving regulatory framework set in place by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission File Size: KB.

D'oh. Nuclear energy gets a bad rap on "The Simpsons". But don't believe everything you see on TV — there's a lot more to the story of our most misunderstood energy source.

In this episode of Direct Current, we separate nuclear fact from fiction and explore how splitting atoms could play a big role in America's clean energy future. If we want to protect the climate, we need to support nuclear carbon-free energy with smarter regulations at the U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Smarter Regulations Mean Reduced Carbon Emissions Numerous organizations—like the World Resources Institute, the International Energy Agency and others —have said that nuclear carbon-free Author: Doug True. With Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s recent resignation, now is a critical time to review the role and history of the Commission.

Below, read some of the history of the NRC, and also make sure to read this post: Change is Coming to the NRC for context on recent developments. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an independent five-member. PURPOSE The hearing will examine the role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in ensuring reactor safety and the management of safe storage and disposal of nuclear waste, safety risks related to nuclear waste storage, and the challenges the country faces in finding a solution for the safe storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

The Commission will provide advice and make recommendations on issues including alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. "Nuclear energy provides clean, safe, reliable power and has an important role to play as we build a low-carbon future.

Summary: The average nuclear power plant must comply with a regulatory burden of at least $ million annually. Currently, construction of a new plant begins after waiting for nearly a decade for regulatory approval. While there are good reasons for nuclear security rules, nuclear energy is being placed at a distinct disadvantage compared to other [ ].

Peter B. Lyons led the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy fromserved as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission fromserved on the staff of Sen. Pete Domenici (R. A Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future was appointed by President Obama to look into future options for existing and future nuclear waste, following the ending of work on the incomplete Yucca Mountain present there are 70 nuclear power plant sites wh tons of spent fuel is stored in the USA.

Each year, more than 2, tons are added to this total. Inthe Atomic Energy Commission estimated that the nation would be powered by thousands of nuclear reactors by the year “Back in the day, the philosophy was that commercial deployment had to be done as quickly as possible,” says Per Peterson, nuclear engineering professor and the college’s executive associate dean.

Nuclear Matters® is a national coalition that works to inform the public and policymakers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy. The coalition supports solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to America’s energy future.

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Nuclear power is a Rorschach test: You see what you want to see — a rosy nuclear future or an old-world dinosaur in a slow death spiral — reflecting your own views on the energy present and. Molten salt nuclear reactors have many advantages over the current light water reactors, and they are inherently a lot safer.

But there are many hurdles to. “The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) is a significant, positive step toward reform of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission fee collection process.

This legislation establishes a more equitable and transparent funding structure which will benefit all operating reactors and future. The main regulatory agency — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) — is giving too much attention to the current operating fleet at the expense of advancing new generations of reactor.Statement of Kristine L.

Svinicki, Commissioner, U.S.

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