Domestic Nuclear Power Plant Licensing and Foreign Ownership and Control: Heating Up Cold War Policies

By: Lindsay Hall, Notes Editor Congress passed the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA) during the Cold War political climate, and it reflects an ideology of American nuclear supremacy and fear of nuclear catastrophe at the hands of foreign entities. In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster,[1] and in light of the tensions over… Continue reading Domestic Nuclear Power Plant Licensing and Foreign Ownership and Control: Heating Up Cold War Policies

The Continuing Delay In Nuclear Power Plant Licensing

By: Peter Glaser, Associate On October 1st, 2013, the government of the United States of America ordered 800,000 “non-essential” federal employees to stay home.[1] Though the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) was able to remain open for a period of time, about a week later it, too, ran out of money.[2] As a consequence of the… Continue reading The Continuing Delay In Nuclear Power Plant Licensing