Senators: NRC files too many RAIs during reactor-license applicant reviews

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and John Barrasso (R-WY) recently wrote a letter to Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, asking him to investigate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) use of requests for additional information (RAIs) when reviewing reactor-license applications, a practice that the senators allege the agency might be employing too often. Read More »

Wyoming test center to develop uses for coal-fired plant emissions

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has announced that a new Integrated Test Center (ITC) will be built to help researchers develop commercially viable uses for carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. The ITC will be built at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette, though a date for the start of construction has not been set. Read More »