Tagged: radiological

Major Cities Could Benefit from Federal Guidance on Nuclear Terrorism Response Plans

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that major cities in the United States could benefit from federal guidance on implementing nuclear terrorism response plans. Major cities are assumed to be the main targets of nuclear or radiological attacks, and a successful RDD (radiological dispersal device) or...

IAEA Posts New Fukushima Daiichi Status Report

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its latest status report in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi radiological disaster. Entitled, “Fukushima Daiichi Status Report, 23 February 2012” , the ten page brief covers developments within the affected reactors, cooling water flow to the reactors and temperatures in the...

New Report Details Scheme to Delay US Nuclear Safety in Wake of Fukushima

Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released a report detailing how four commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) worked to delay new nuclear safety regulations following the Fukushima meltdowns. Congressman Markey requested all documents relating to the events of Fukushima and the NRC’s response to the meltdown. The report provides...