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The legal war over Yucca Mountain resumed with force on Friday with a demand that the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recuse herself or be disqualified from the agency's about-to-resume work on the proposed nuclear waste repository.
Nowadays the federal government leavens its usual quotient of incompetence with large dollops of illegality. This is eliciting robust judicial rebukes, as when, last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia instructed the Nuclear
House Republicans led by John Shimkus of Illinois warned Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for two weeks, against distracting the power industry with too much regulation. The NRC and the industry had a full workload of
The Nevada Broadcasters Association is already planning an Oct. 18 debate between U.S...Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., two days before early voting starts ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Now the group has to get the two Senate candidates to agree to
The report also said Jackzo's testimony before House and Senate committees last December was "inconsistent" with testimony provided to the inspector general by senior NRC officials. The committees were investigating Jaczko's behavior.
President Barack Obama's nominee to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission promised Wednesday to try to restore harmony at an agency marked by discord in recent years. Allison Macfarlane, a geologist named to lead the NRC last
Rep. Ed Markey's list of allegations about personnel intimidation at NRC regional offices continued a chorus of concern regarding whistleblower retaliation at the agency. In a Monday letter enumerating the charges from agency staff in Regions III and
Stirring the lingering debate over storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, President Obama tapped Yucca critic Allison Macfarlane as the new chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . The nomination of Macfarlane, an associate
Moving quickly to stem a controversy, President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated an expert on nuclear waste to lead the federal agency that regulates the nation's nuclear power plants. Allison Macfarlane, who served on a
Gregory Jaczko, who said this week he is resigning as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is not packing his bags just yet. Jaczko said Wednesday he is prepared to remain on the job until his term expires next summer if a replacement is