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George Apostolakis, commissioner of the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

George Apostolakis, commissioner of the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in Washington, D.C.

Favorite Reg: ‘Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions’

As regulatory guides go, “An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis” certainly must be a classic. It’s the avowed favorite of Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner George Apostolakis. So he said...

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A farmer with her pigs in Shueng Shui, Hong Kong.

Photograph by Paul Hilton/Bloomberg

A farmer with her pigs in Shueng Shui, Hong Kong.

Republicans Question EPA Spending on Jakarta’s Air, China’s Cows

The Environmental Protection Agency isn’t just guarding American land, air and water, it’s looking out for Jakarta’s air. House Republicans raised the issue at a hearing today where they said the agency spent more than $21 million on projects such...

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June Jacobs-Cuffee and her son share $120 a month in food stamps in New York City.

Photograph by Andrew Henderson/The New York Times via Redux

June Jacobs-Cuffee and her son share $120 a month in food stamps in New York City.

Growth in Food-Stamp Use Revives Accusations

An issue that spiked during the Republican presidential debates is back: President Barack Obama’s role in the growing participation in the food-stamp program. Food-stamp use reached a record 46.7 million people in June, the government said today, prompting a fresh...

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