Energy

Simpson Questions Office of Nuclear Energy Funding and NRC’s Management

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson challenged the two arms of the government’s nuclear energy organizations, the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), when they came to testify before the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. The FY13 budget request for the Department of Energy decreases funding for the Office of Nuclear Energy by 10% while increasing... Read more »

Co-Chairs of Nuclear Issues Working Group Issue Statement on Approval of Nuclear Reactor

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U.S. Representatives Jason Altmire (PA-04), Judy Biggert (IL-13), and Mike Simpson (ID-02), Co-Chairs of the House Nuclear Issues Working Group, today released the following statement on the announcement that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the first new nuclear power plant permit in 30 years. The new permit will allow Southern Co. to construct two new nuclear reactors at its exis... Read more »

Simpson Addresses Reactor Safety and Yucca Mountain

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“It doesn't take a doctorate in political science to recognize that this Administration's actions to close down Yucca Mountain are driven more by politics and a desire to please Nevada Senator Harry Reid than they are by science or what is best for taxpayers,” said Simpson. “Chairman Jazko is purposefully defying the will of Congress and acting unilaterally to waste billions of taxpayers dollars. It is very frustrating to me and to most Members of Congress that this type of manipulation is happening at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and we intend to make sure Chairman Jazko is held to account for his actions and that the requirements of federal law are fulfilled.” Read more »