Posts Tagged: gregory jaczko

Go to the WSJ for your 24-7 nuclear power coverage

Maybe the Wall Street Journal is trying to set some kind of record.  A couple of days ago it ran four stories about nuclear power, covering issues like earthquake safety at nuke plants, the potential for danger from powerful floods at a Nebraska facility, a push by Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko to move quickly to institute new safety standards, and debates and discussions within the Nuclear Regulatory Council about reforms in U.S. nuclear safety practice following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan. (more…)

Preventive Journalism alert: Nuclear Regulatory Commission too cozy with nuke plant owners

Tom Zeller, Jr. delivers an intense and worrying look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, which is letting nuclear power plant owners off easy by delaying enforcement of safety standards, avoiding harsh penalties like plant closures, and allowing them to use products for plant safety that don’t meet industry standards. (more…)