August 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) application for a waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, which ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca Mountain project. This project intended to ...[read more]
February 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Thursday to issue the first US license for a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. In a 4-1 vote the NRC approved an application by Southern Company for an issuance of two Combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COL), the first such licenses ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The District Court of The Hague on Wednesday ruled that the Dutch government must pay damages to one survivor and seven widows of men killed by Dutch troops during a 1947 massacre in Indonesia. The court ruled that the Dutch government is responsible for killings committed in the village of ...[read more]
May 19, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Thursday upheld the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to renew the operating license of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant. The court held the NRC did not abuse its discretion in renewing the license for another 10 years for the 40- ...[read more]
July 5, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Three administrative law judges with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board have denied a request by the Obama administration and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to withdraw the government's application for a license to construct a permanent nuclear waste ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered politician Geert Wilders to be tried for his video and printed statements against the Quran and Islam, dismissing a motion to drop or reduce the criminal charges. The trial court denied Wilder's counsel's argument that he could not be prosecuted according ...[read more]
June 12, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Of 113 terrorism cases in the Netherlands between September 11, 2001 and 2008, only 27 have led to convictions according to a report Thursday in the NRC Handelsblad. The report states that some of those convictions have been overturned on appeal. The conviction rate for terror crimes, which are ...[read more]
May 18, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Five Somalians suspected of piracy went on trial Monday before a Dutch court in Rotterdam. The men are accused of attempting to hijack a Dutch Antilles freighter in the Gulf of Aden in January. The Danish navy seized the Somalians in February and handed them over to Dutch authorities. While at ...[read more]
November 24, 2008
by Lucas Tanglen
A lawyer for the Dutch government on Monday claimed the statute of limitations bars one survivor and nine widows of victims of a 1947 massacre in Indonesia from seeking compensation. Dutch soldiers allegedly executed more than 400 people in the village of Rawagedeh during the Indonesian War of ...[read more]

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