Topic: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
New technology uses lasers to enrich uranium for nuclear power. Critics say it's approval would hamper nuclear weapons nonproliferation goals.
05/28/2010 12:32 pm
Wendell Berry makes a fervent plea for poetry with a sense of community and place.
04/25/2010 09:25 am
Miniature, mass-produced nuclear power plants, along with other alternative energy sources, can help the US address global warming, says Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Critics see that plan as raising the risk of proliferation of nuclear materials.
03/30/2010 02:55 pm
The Bush administration agreed to store nuclear waste from 21 new reactors. But the federal government still can't meet its commitment to find permanent storage.
03/24/2010 08:26 pm
Currently, the US has no permanent disposal site for nuclear waste. A new presidential commission is exploring ways to solve the problem of storing highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel.
03/22/2010 01:28 pm
Fiscal watchdogs are skeptical of Obama's move to give US loan guarantees for the construction of nuclear power plants, citing risk of default. Wall Street, too, has been reluctant to invest. Might that change now?
02/16/2010 07:30 pm
In announcing $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for the first new nuclear reactors in the US in 30 years, Obama is setting the stage for a nuclear power comeback. But many challenges lie ahead.
02/16/2010 05:57 pm
Issues of safety and waste make way for a focus on funding.
08/13/2009 01:00 am
Five years after the commission released its report, one key reform for US security – streamlining congressional oversight – hasn’t happened.
07/22/2009 01:00 am
From crawling on the carpet with Ronald Reagan to sipping tea with the Che Guevara of Afghanistan, former staffers recount stories as the Monitor transitions to new formats.
03/26/2009 01:00 am