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NRC Altering Population Siting Guidance for Advanced Reactors

USA - July 25 2022 In a 2-1 vote, NRC Commissioners have approved a new approach for evaluating where reactors can be sited in the United States, opening the door to…

Alex S. Polonsky, Wendy Simon-Pearson

NRC Enforcement Manual Revisions Address Licensee Challenges to Enforcement Actions

USA - March 15 2022 The NRC recently revised its Enforcement Manual (Manual) to consolidate and expand its guidance on the process for resolving licensee challenges to…

Scott D. Clausen, Lewis M. Csedrik, Grant W. Eskelsen, Timothy P. Matthews

NRC Office of Investigations Issues FY 2021 Annual Report

USA - March 2 2022 The NRC’s Office of Investigations (OI) recently published its Office of Investigations Annual Report FY 2021 summarizing its activities during the…

Scott D. Clausen, Lewis M. Csedrik, Grant W. Eskelsen

From Prescriptive to Performance-Based: New NRC Rules on Emergency Preparedness

USA - January 24 2022 The NRC is taking an important step toward an inclusive licensing regime for a new generation of reactors. On January 3, the NRC staff submitted for…

Ryan K. Lighty, Wendy Simon-Pearson

Nuclear Energy: The Key to Achieving Climate Change Goals

USA - December 6 2021 Despite the global attention being paid to combatting climate change, nuclear energy is often ignored in the discussion about how to reduce carbon…

Scott D. Clausen, Timothy P. Matthews, Alex S. Polonsky, J. Daniel Skees