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MOX structural welds not up to code, report says

...level of rework required for the $7.7 billion project.According to an Oct. 29 report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, federal inspectors found the MOX project at SRS inadequately translated welding measurements into design...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-13/mox-structural-welds-not-code
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission names resident inspector for Plant Vogtle expansion

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atlanta office has selected Pauline Braxton as a resident inspector for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/us-nuclear-regulatory-comm
Workers burned by steam at nuclear fuel plant near Columbia

...spokeswoman told the newspaper there was no public or environmental risk and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the incident did not involve radiation.The company said the release of the steam from the tank was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-26/workers-burned-steam-nuclear-fuel-p
Former arms negotiators, diplomats call for end to mixed-oxide plant

...Henry S. Rowen; former head of the Carnegie Endow ment for International Peace Jes si ca Matthews; former Nuclear Regulatory Commission members Peter Bradford and Victor Gilinsky; National Medal of Science winner Richard Garwin, a designer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-10/former-arms-negotiators-diplo
Concrete dome built at Plant Vogtle to shield backup power equipment for emergency

...earthquake caused the plant to lose power needed to operate its safety systems for cooling down reactors.U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Joey Ledford said the concrete domes are not mandatory, but most nuclear facilities are building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-12/concrete-dome-built-plant-vo
Vogtle costs will transfer to customers

...Another costly regulation change is for cybersecurity protections for the plant's electronics to meet Nuclear Regulatory Commission instructions issued after the contract was signed. Even legal costs are rising because of the added construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-02/vogtle-costs-will-transfer
Nuclear Regulatory Commission increases oversight for Plant Vogtle following shipping incident

Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle has fallen under increased oversight from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after radioactive waste was improperly packaged in a shipping cask and transported to a Barnwell, S.C. facility.The oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-31/nuclear-regulatory-commissio
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holding public meeting for Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer construction

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting Tuesday in Burke County to review inspections and testing procedures for new nuclear reactors at Plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-18/nuclear-regulatory-commissio
Towers of power

...When Vogtle construction resumed in the early 1980s, project leaders were met with an endless stream of Nuclear Regulatory Commission-mandated change orders, akin to a homebuilder constructing a house to a local building code that changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-01/towers-power
Important steps at SRS make the world safer

...Department of Health and Environmental Control; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. All have worked well together to meet this tank milestone before the required federal deadline. This...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/important-steps-