All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

NRC Discusses Lessons Learned from Japanese Tsunami

Washington, DC
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Critics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tuesday spoke directly to Commission members, saying the agency is too cozy with the industry, and has not done nearly enough to implement new safety recommendations in the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake. The NRC meeting also included speakers from the nuclear power industry and agency staff, who said the industry will meet its deadlines for the highest priority recommendations.

This was just the second NRC meeting led by the agency’s new Chairman Allison Macfarlane.
 

Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:54pm (ET)

Related Events

Gov't Officials and Experts Discuss Mitigating Climate Change
Thursday, February 21, 2013     

Government officials and other stakeholders discussed how state and federal governments can work together to promote low-carbon solutions and build resilience to the consequences of climate change.

Sen. Murkowski Unveils Energy Policy Blueprint
Monday, February 4, 2013     

At two events Monday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled her energy policy blueprint and discussed legislative priorities for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the 113th Congress.

Petroleum Institute President Discusses American Energy
Tuesday, January 8, 2013     

American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard says the energy industry can play a major positive role in the on-going economic recovery. He says energy is fundamental to America’s future and more domestic production only translates into more growth, jobs and government revenue. His comments came during the API’s annual “State of Energy” address Tuesday in Washington, DC.

Asst. Sec. of Defense Discusses Cybersecurity
Tuesday, December 18, 2012     

Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, recently spoke on improving the resilience of the U.S. electric power grid at George Washington University.

Former Government Leaders Release Report on Energy Policy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012     

Past Congressional leaders along with former top government officials gather to discuss their soon-to-be released report titled "The Executive Branch and National Energy Policy: Time for Renewal." Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS), retired General James Jones, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly discuss bipartisan recommendations for the Obama Administration's energy policy-making plan.

BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Settlement with Government Over Oil Spill
Thursday, November 15, 2012     

Attorney General Eric Holder and others held a news conference to respond to BP's announcement that it had reached a settlement agreement with the federal government over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted from the explosion of exploration rig "Deepwater Horizon" in April, 2010.

House Energy & Commerce Cmte. Examine Nuclear Weapons Mgt.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012     

Deputy Energy Secretary, Daniel Poneman admitted there were multiple security lapses during the July breach at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee.In testimony Wednesday before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, he assured members that corrective measures are underway or have been taken to prevent future incidents. Officials say on July 28th three individuals including an 82 year old nun made it past four security fences and vandalized the building where nuclear material was held.
 

Middle East Institute Hosts Discussion on Iraqi Oil and Politics
Thursday, August 16, 2012     

The Middle East Institute hosts analysts and academics in a discussion on the future of Iraq and the politics of the oil industry in that country.

NRC's New Chairman Defines Nuclear Goals
Tuesday, August 14, 2012     

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Allison Macfarlane meets with the media to discuss short- and long-term objectives at her agency. Chairman Macfarlane discussed her positions on storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and safety issues at a California nuclear plant. 

Experts Discuss the Future of Energy Production in the Gulf of Mexico
Friday, August 3, 2012     

The National Press Club hosted a discussion on energy production in the Gulf of Mexico which featured the government’s former top regulator of the industry, Michael Bromwich.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

Photo Gallery

C-SPAN's Video Library
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org