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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:02 PM
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1. Hard to know what's going on here.
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Jaczko responded that the commission's majority has loosened the agency's safety standards over his opposition. The exchanges bring into the open tensions and conflict within the agency that is responsible for regulating the 104 commercial reactors in the U.S. and is considering applications for a new generation of power plants.

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A report released yesterday by Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts blamed the four commissioners for trying to impede Jaczko's response to Japan's nuclear crisis in March.

They conspired, with each other and with senior NRC staff, to delay the release of and alter an agency task-force study on the crisis, according to the 22-page report. It is based on documents submitted by the commissioners in response to an October request from Markey, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.

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I've had the impression that Markey has been out front on nuclear safety and regulation. Need to get some clarity here.
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  -NRC Commissioners Have Grave Concerns' With Chairman Jaczko FBaggins  Dec-09-11 08:40 PM   #0 
  - Hard to know what's going on here.  enough   Dec-09-11 09:02 PM   #1 
  - Anti-science Republicans hate Jaczko:"Weve tried to screw this guy three different times and failed  bananas   Dec-10-11 02:28 AM   #2 
     - Thanks bananas, interesting link. (nt)  enough   Dec-10-11 06:37 AM   #3 
     - Have we had a pro-nuke administration?  Bob Wallace   Dec-10-11 10:20 AM   #4 
     - Remains to be seen...  PamW   Dec-10-11 03:24 PM   #11 
        - Somehow...  Bob Wallace   Dec-10-11 03:27 PM   #12 
        - I don't think it's crap...  PamW   Dec-10-11 06:18 PM   #17 
        - Yeah, it's called "The Screw Nevada Bill"  bananas   Dec-10-11 04:29 PM   #13 
        - The contract was not made in good faith  bananas   Dec-10-11 04:40 PM   #14 
           - You may not like it...  PamW   Dec-10-11 05:12 PM   #15 
              - "The idea was a betrayal of everything the states had been promised." - see post #13. nt  bananas   Dec-10-11 06:55 PM   #18 
                 - So unsourced hearsay is now evidence that a court will accept?  FBaggins   Dec-10-11 07:12 PM   #19 
     - Thanks! For some reason your link didn't work, so I'm posting this one  Dover   Dec-10-11 11:24 AM   #6 
        - Thanks! That's the one! nt  bananas   Dec-10-11 01:27 PM   #8 
  - Here's an AP story. It sure seems to me that the ones that want him out are  Dover   Dec-10-11 11:15 AM   #5 
  - It's not like Jaczko hasn't approved new nukes...  Dover   Dec-10-11 12:33 PM   #7 
     - The chairman doesn't have the power to "approve" or "allow" anything  FBaggins   Dec-10-11 01:32 PM   #9 
        - I see. And are you a pro-nuke advocate? I'm guessing the answer to that is more than clear.  Dover   Dec-10-11 03:05 PM   #10 
           - Such vague notions are not codified in law  PamW   Dec-10-11 06:13 PM   #16 
 

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