•Jaczko, Reid's hand-picked
•The NRC Staff has released Volume 3 of the SER for Yucca Mountain, saying that it's safe to use as a long term geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel.
•Macfarlane, chosen to succeed Jaczko and who is on the record as being against Yucca Mountain, has vacated her position -- likely because there's no scientific support to say it's unsafe, and because there's no political support for that position to be held.
•Reid, the anti-Yucca Majority Leader, cannot hold that job any more after the mid-term election results last night.
NEI Nuclear Notes has just published a great, short piece introducing us to this new world that might have just a bit less anti-nuclear rhetoric and a bit less decision making without knowledge. You can find that new piece by clicking here. Alex Flint does a great job of beginning to crack open the door on what the new world may look like - at least for the next two years.
Note his mention of Barbara Boxer.
Folks who are pro-nuclear have good reason to be happy this morning.
11:00 AM Eastern 11/5/2014
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