Nuclear Power Reports:Rainbow Sparkles

  • Regulatory Malpractice

    The Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 created the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This act of Congress gave the NRC the important, and exclusive, task of protecting the public from the...
  • Impacts of a Terrorist Attack at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (2004)

    Research Reactors Fueled by Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) (2004)
    Research Reactors Fueled by Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)
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  • Research Reactors Fueled by Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) (2004)

    Research Reactors Fueled by Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)
  • Walking a Nuclear Tightrope (2006)

    Walking a Nuclear Tightrope: Unlearned Lessons of Year-plus Reactor Outages
  • Nuclear Power in a Warming World (2007)

    In Nuclear Power in a Warming World, UCS describes the role nuclear power should play as a climate change solution.
  • Nuclear Loan Guarantees (2009)

    Originally conceived as providing power that would be “too cheap to meter,” nuclear energy was seen as the future of the electric industry. Reality quickly overtook this utopian vision in what...
  • Fire When Not Ready (2009)

    A report on a primary threat of reactor core meltdown – fire – and the unacceptable efforts by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect Americans from this known hazard.
  • The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety (2012)

    A comprehensive overview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's work on nuclear power safety—both good and bad—in 2013.
  • Futility at the Utility: Two Decades of Missed Opportunities at Fermi Unit 2 (2007)

    Report entitled Futility at the Utility: How use of the wrong answer key for safety tests went undetected for 20 years at Fermi Unit 2
  • Nuclear Power: A Resurgence We Can't Afford (2009)

    The nuclear industry must resolve major economic, safety, security, and waste disposal challenges before new nuclear reactors could make a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions. This fact sheet looks closely at the economics of nuclear power.
  • Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster (2014)

    This book is a definitive, scientific retelling of exactly what happened at Fukushima—and an urgent reminder that U.S. nuclear power isn’t as safe as it could and should be.