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In the Central African Republic (CAR), a main obstacle for return of displaced people has been the destruction of their homes after they had initially fled. With the support of their community and our teams, displaced people can finally return home. CAR has been mired in crisis since 2013, when ...
About 45,000 students and 2,000 teachers were forced to suspend classes this week as a result of a dispute between armed groups. "When education and children are affected by conflict and associated with fear of violence, the damage to both societies and people is severe and long-lasting, said ...

The Northland Regional Council has acknowledged the efforts of land owners, businesses, iwi, council staff and community groups to improve the region's rivers following the release of National River Water Quality Trends data. This data, released by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA), showed water ...
NRC Health had originally planned to retire the Class B shares in an all-cash transaction but amended its plan after two shareholders filed lawsuits alleging that would have violated the law in Wisconsin, where NRC Health has its corporate domicile, because the amount of borrowing required would ...
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which confirmed that automatic safety systems worked seamlessly, is monitoring the situation. The shutdown ... Prema Chandrathil, NRC spokesman, also said she learned from the agency's resident inspector the event did not pose a risk to the public or employees. nuclear power plant
A private firm that wants to buy and decommission a shuttered nuclear power plant just north of the Massachusetts border has yet to prove it has the financial resources to do so, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC has been "unable to find that the funding mechanisms proposed ... nuclear power plant

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (WJBF) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to hold an open house to discuss the MOX Facility at the Savannah River Site. The event will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Applied Research Center on Gateway Drive in New Ellenton. During the meeting, the ... nuclear power plant
Anastasiia Ursova lives in a small village with her husband Mikhail and their two young sons. But it was not always like that. One night in 2014, they took the last train to escape from heavy artillery attacks. Anastasiia Ursova, 28, comes from Alchevsk, 50 kilometers outside of the Ukrainian city, Luhansk. nuclear power plant
BYRON — Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Byron nuclear power plant during an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. April 18 at the Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Road. NRC agency employees responsible for plant inspections, including the resident ... nuclear power plant
The NRC Reactor Oversight Process uses color-coded inspection findings and indicators to measure plant performance, according to the news release. The colors start at green and increase to white, yellow or red, commensurate with the safety significance of the issues involved. Inspection findings or ... nuclear power plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Safety Dashbored ... Not after stumbling across the NRC's Generic Issues Dashboard on its website. ... The NRC staff completed a screening analysis in July 2011 and formally accepted GI-204 in February 2012, nine months after flooding at Fukushima Daiichi caused the ... nuclear power plant
More than a year has passed since the Colombian government and the armed group FARC signed a peace agreement, but the peace process is still fragile. It is one thing to secure a deal, but another to follow through on it. 2018 will be a pivotal year for the country, and in May, a new president will be ... nuclear power plant
PLYMOUTH – Nuclear Regulatory Commission representatives will be in Plymouth next week for a public meeting to discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Plant inspection staff will be on hand at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor Tuesday at 6 p.m. to talk about the various ... nuclear power plant
Without a political settlement, the human suffering will plummet to new depths and continue to overwhelm responders like IRC and NRC. Finally, Yemen needs more than a war economy. Aid organizations cannot be a substitute. This means replenishing hard currency reserves in Yemen's Central Bank as ... nuclear power plant
We are here today to continue our oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and hear more about the president's budget proposal for fiscal year ... Beyond the budget, I am particularly interested in hearing more about what the NRC is doing to protect our nuclear reactors from cyber-attacks and with ... nuclear power plant
Law360, Washington (March 20, 2018, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe insisted Tuesday in oral arguments at the D.C. Circuit that a uranium mining license under review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission also can be challenged at the appeals court because the license remains “effective” and in place during ... nuclear power plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspects and licenses nuclear power plants and other civilian uses of radioactive material. It charges licensees to recover the cost of these efforts. In fiscal 2016, for example, it collected about $321 million in related fees. We reviewed NRC's billing process and found it ... nuclear power plant

This is the third in a series of commentaries about the vital role nuclear safety inspections conducted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) play in protecting the public. This commentary describes how NRC inspectors discovered inadequate flooding protection at the Vogtle nuclear plant near ... nuclear power plant
Marking a fresh development for the nation's futile efforts to resolve a long-standing impasse on nuclear waste, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it could issue a license for Holtec International's proposed consolidated interim storage (CIS) facility for used nuclear fuel in New Mexico by July ... nuclear power plant
In an emailed statement, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer Scott State said: “"NorthStar is reviewing the NRC's requests. We look forward to providing the NRC with the additional information it seeks to guide review of our plan to safely and efficiently restore the Vermont Yankee site to conditions suitable for ... nuclear power plant
Safety at the soon-to-be shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County was the subject of a public conference call Thursday with officials from New York state and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At issue was a repair at one of the reactors. The NRC had approved the method of ... nuclear power plant
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is part of a labor union that represents nearly 160,000 actors and others in America. I don't know how many NRC senior managers are SAG members, but with more and more individuals acting as senior managers for longer and longer periods, SAG may need to open an ... nuclear power plant
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc and Entergy Operations, Inc, documenting actions they have agreed to take to implement programmes designed to prevent wilful misconduct at their fleet of seven operating nuclear power ... nuclear power plant
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), South East zone has refuted reports in the media alleging that the Railway Divisional Police Officer (RDPO) Umuahia Station, Abia State was arrested by Uzuakoli vigilante group. In the said reports, the RDPO and two other policemen with some civilians were ... nuclear power plant
While North Korea's cheerleaders perform in the stands of the South Korean Olympic city of PyeongChang, many North Koreans flee from their country, embarking on a dangerous escape. Take a break from watching the Winter Olympics for a moment, and read up on 10 things you should know about those ... nuclear power plant
Armed men attack and abuse defenceless women and children every day, displacing millions,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refuge Council (NRC), on a visit to eastern DRC. “While it's not easy to stop violence by hundreds of armed groups, it's inexplicable and shameful that we ... nuclear power plant
Annick D'Auteuil calls air “the invisible enemy. You don't see air so you don't think you are forcing against something. But it's actually very important,” she said. She is one of four NRC researchers working to help our Olympic athletes by making them slide through air more smoothly, a quest that began for ... nuclear power plant
SD Tribe Blasts NRC's Take On Standing To Dispute Mine ... The Oglala Sioux Tribe pushed back Thursday in the D.C. Circuit against a letter by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, claiming a recent circuit decision buoys its case, not the NRC's, in its fight over a South Dakota uranium mine permit. nuclear power plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is hoping to finalize new rules regarding plants undergoing decommissioning. The proposed changes would mean plant owners would have to seek less exemptions and amendments during the decommissioning process. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is ... nuclear power plant
A handful of years ago, there was talk about nearly three dozen new reactors being ordered and built in the United States. During oversight hearings, Members of Congress queried the Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on efforts underway and planned to ensure the agency would be ready ... nuclear power plant
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging product used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases. The FDA approved the RadioGenix System, a unique system for ... nuclear power plant
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) issued a final rule on January 12 to amend its regulations to adjust, for inflation, the maximum Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) it can assess under statutes enforced by the Commission. See Final Rule, Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation ... nuclear power plant
The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in 2017 conveyed 18,796, 26 passengers to various parts of the country, statistics from the Lagos district office of the corporation ... With the emergency evacuation aimed at reducing congestion in the port, the NRC operates two trains daily from Monday to Sunday. nuclear power plant
Carnot's youth education centre is one of two centres NRC operate in the country. There, we provide professional training for youth in various skills and trades such as carpentry, construction work and baking along with general literacy classes. Girls are highly encouraged to enrol in these classes. In 2017 ... nuclear power plant
Suze van Meegen from Australia has, since June 2017, worked as the Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) Protection and Advocacy Adviser in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. In December 2017, violence escalated in the country dramatically, and after ... nuclear power plant
MERRIMAC – The town joined half a dozen other communities calling for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a hearing on whether the Seabrook nuclear power plant's evacuation plan "can be effectively implemented." In a letter signed by the three members of the Board of Selectmen and dated ... nuclear power plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's safety regulations require that nuclear reactors be designed to protect the public from postulated accidents, such as the rupture of pipes that would limit the flow of cooling water to the reactor. These regulations include General Design Criteria 34 and 35 in Appendix A ... nuclear power plant
nrc seal The U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has told NuScale that it is satisfied that firm's small modular reactor (SMR) design can operate safely without the need for safety-related backup electrical systems. The reactor uses passive safety features relying on convection, not pumps, to circulate ... nuclear power plant
Citizens' Oversight Projects, an activist organization based out of San Diego, announced on Jan. 2 that it submitted a petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) related to regulations that govern how the nuclear industry handles spent nuclear fuel. “The basis for the proposed changes is ... nuclear power plant
The reactor uses passive safety features, such as relying on convection, not pumps, to circulate water in the primary circuit. NuScale announced yesterday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had concluded that "application of NuScale Power's novel safety design approach eliminates the need ... nuclear power plant
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that application of NuScale Power's novel safety design approach eliminates the need for class 1E power for its small modular reactor (SMR). Class 1E is the regulatory standard set for the design of safety-related ... nuclear power plant
LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ - Resident inspectors from the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the "unusual event" at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant is over, an NRC spokesman said. The event ended at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday night, after water intake levels were determined to be at acceptable level, ... nuclear power plant
Editor's note: The National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list prepared by the government of India to separate authentic Indian citizens in Assam from illegal immigrants in that state, is in the process of being updated. The first draft, containing 1.9 crore names, was released recently. Several of the 3.9 crore ... nuclear power plant
GUWAHATI: Mozammel Hussain has not given up yet. The 71-year-old retired professor's name is missing from the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published a week ago. But the former member of the Assam Public Service Commission from Barpeta district is hopeful that he, along with ... nuclear power plant
In a letter to Registrar General of India (RGI), Saikia said that the State Coordinator, NRC (SCNRC), assured the Supreme Court on two recent occasions that about two crore names were ready for inclusion in the first NRC daft. The Supreme Court had, on the former occasion, directed the Central ... nuclear power plant
Federal regulations require two resident inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at every nuclear reactor. As part of its increased oversight of Pilgrim, the NRC boosted the number to three in 2015 when the agency downgraded the Plymouth plant to Column 4 based on its poor performance. nuclear power plant
GUWAHATI: Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, during whose tenure the process of updating the NRC was started, claimed on Thursday that he is the architect of the exercise to list the names of bona fide Indian citizens living in the state but that he is unhappy with the way the process is being handled. nuclear power plant
GUWAHATI: A day after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update process is a "conspiracy" against ... Addressing a public rally at Amadpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district, Mamata had on Wednesday said the NRC update process is a re-run of the ... nuclear power plant
Northeastern states are keeping a strict vigil to check a possible influx of illegal migrants into their territories following the publication of the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, administration and police officials have said. The NRC, first prepared in 1951, is being updated in Assam ... nuclear power plant
Trinamool member Saugata Roy raised the issue as soon as the zero hour began, pointing out that names of 1.3 crore people out of 3.29 crore population of the State were absent in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which aims at identifying illegal immigrants. “We fear this is a ... nuclear power plant


 

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