Nuclear Safety Regulation

Video: Thom Hartmann reading from ‘Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator’

Video: Thom Hartmann reading from ‘Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator’

Nuclear Safety Regulation, Videos January 7, 2019 at 12:11 am 0 comments

Thom reads from ‘Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator’ by Gregory B. Jaczko. A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives—and why Congress does nothing to stop it. Greg Jaczko never planned things to turn out this way. A Birkenstocks-wearing physics PhD, he had never heard of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) when he came to Washington and—thanks to the determination of a powerful senator—found himself at the agency’s head.

Evacuation in Nuclear Disasters: Lessons from Fukushima and Beyond

Evacuation in Nuclear Disasters: Lessons from Fukushima and Beyond

Ian Fairlie | The experiences of Japanese evacuees after Fukushima discussed above are distressing to read. Their experiences were terrible, so much so that it requires Governments of large cities with nearby NPPs to reconsider their own situations and to address the question… what would happen if radioactive fallout heavily contaminated large areas of their city and required millions of residents to leave for long periods of time, eg several decades?

Nuclear Safety in India in Jeopardy, Govt Must Halt Further Expansion: Former Regulator

Nuclear Safety in India in Jeopardy, Govt Must Halt Further Expansion: Former Regulator

Dr. A Gopalakrishnan | An overall evaluation of the status of the Indian civilian nuclear power sector, and the government’s uncertain future plans, do cause a great deal of concern for the welfare of the country and the safety of our people. Therefore, it is best to freeze all plans for the further expansion of this sector until Parliament and the public are provided full details of the government’s intentions and rationale and a national consensus is reached.

‘Clearance for Koodankulam 3 and 4 Illegal’: activists say AERB violating its own norms

‘Clearance for Koodankulam 3 and 4 Illegal’: activists say AERB violating its own norms

Poovulagin Nanbaragal, a Chennai-based environmentalist group that has been at he forefront of the Koodankulam people’s struggle against nuclear plant, has opposed the pouring of concrete for Reactor No. 3 and 4, calling it an act against the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board(AERB)’s own norms.