Latest U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission News

Regulators to review handling of water problem at nuke plant

Jan. 4, 2020 6:04 PM EST

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Federal inspectors plan to review how well a Nebraska nuclear power plant handled a water service safety problem blamed on a silt buildup from the Missouri River, which overwhelmed or broke through levees last spring. The Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville was operating on full...

Aging Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant worries critics

Dec. 24, 2019 9:02 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Critics are raising alarms over the age of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, which opened 46 years ago on the banks of the Tennessee River and is still operating. Some say equipment at the three-reactor plant is being forced to generate power longer than originally intended and that the...

NRC gives permit for next-gen factory-built nuclear reactor

Dec. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear industry hopes of one day bringing small, factory-built nuclear power plants to communities and industrial sites have cleared a first regulatory hurdle with the Trump administration, over objections from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others that regulators are...