Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, sparred over the agency's decision not to do a full comparison of U.S. and Japanese nuclear regulations at a hearing, Politico reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites across the country — including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons per year — would be delayed under automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday.
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee pressed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to work with the nuclear industry to develop cost-effective requirements for emergency venting system upgrades, Dow Jones Newswires reports.
PARIS (AP) — France's state-controlled nuclear engineering giant Areva said Thursday that it lost €99 million ($130 million) last year but that it is making strides in turning around a business struggling to move past the Japan's nuclear disaster and a trouble mining venture.
LONDON (AP) — People exposed to the highest doses of radiation during the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011 may have a slightly higher risk of cancer that is so small it probably won't be detectable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization released Thursday.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., pledged to push a vote to complete the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., moves to limit filibusters, Roll Call reports.