nrc http://kbia.org en NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed http://kbia.org/post/nrc-freezes-nuke-licenses-until-waste-issues-are-addressed The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a freeze on issuing licenses for new plants and 20-year renewals for existing ones&nbsp;following a ruling by a federal Appeals Court.<p>The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in June that the practice of allowing nuclear plants to store spent fuel rods on site doesn&rsquo;t meet federal environmental standards.&nbsp; The decision in essence bars the awarding of any new licenses until the industry begins addressing the problem of storing nuclear waste.<p>Today&rsquo;s decision delays action on 19 licenses, including a proposed license extensi Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:14:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19006 at http://kbia.org NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed The evolution of frogs http://kbia.org/post/evolution-frogs <p>This week on the show: a former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant. Plus, new research may provide insight into how a species of treefrog evolved.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 02:02:26 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6950 at http://kbia.org The evolution of frogs Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant http://kbia.org/post/former-engineer-calls-investigation-callaway-nuclear-plant <p>A former engineer at the Callaway Nuclear Plant is requesting that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, look into possible violations of the operating license at the Callaway plant, owned and operated by Ameren Missouri.</p><p>By Janet Saidi</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:48:03 +0000 Janet Saidi 6949 at http://kbia.org Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant