Nuclear Energy

China’s Other Nuke Program

Nuclear power plants coming online in China as plans in U.S. have stalled

China is building four new nuclear plants, and has nearly completed construction on two of them, in the Zhejiang and Shandong provinces over the past five years, while similar plants in the United States have only just begun construction. Westinghouse, an American nuclear power company, is in charge of construction on both sets of plants.

Unusual Adviser

Pro-Iran advocate on nuclear proliferation oversight board

A former senior official at a pro-Iran activist group has been a member of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) since June 2012, sparking concern among proponents of a tough U.S. policy stance toward Tehran.

Wacko Jaczko

Democratic nuke chief to resign amid allegations of abusive conduct toward women

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairman Gregory Jaczko announced Monday he will resign, effective on the confirmation of a successor, after years of criticism and allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women.

Cuomo Rewards Donors by Seeking Nuke Closure

Plant provides up to 30% of NYC's power

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hard at work ensuring the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant that helps power New York City – and some of his closest political allies stand to profit significantly from the deal. Records show that Cuomo has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from individuals funding a competitor to the nuclear power plant, as well as from individuals who object to its existence on ideological grounds.