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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 07:09 PM

Nuclear regulators were unaware of transfer of sensitive technical information to Saudi Arabia

Source: Washington Post

Nuclear regulators were unaware of transfer of sensitive technical information to Saudi Arabia

By Steven Mufson April 2 at 7:54 PM

When the Trump administration on seven occasions authorized companies to share sensitive nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, it was supposed to consult with several agencies, including the independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

But NRC Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday that she did not know whether the agency had been consulted, and if so whether it had raised any concerns.

At one point Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) asked four questions in a row about the agency’s participation, pausing after each one, and Svinicki and her four fellow commissioners remained silent.

“I know you don’t have sign-off authority, but none of you at this table know whether the NRC raised any concerns about entering in these 810 authorizations?” he asked.

“I do not,” Svinicki replied.

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The exchange between Van Hollen and Svinicki illustrates growing concern in Congress over the Energy Department’s authorization of Part 810 information — nonclassified but sensitive details about nuclear energy reactors U.S. companies are trying to sell to Saudi Arabia.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nuclear-regulators-were-unaware-of-transfer-of-sensitive-technical-information-to-saudi-arabia/2019/04/02/2bf7e9ee-5587-11e9-9136-f8e636f1f6df_story.html

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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 07:21 PM

1. But her emails!!!!

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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 07:26 PM

2. Jared is paying back the Saudis?

But her emails. As noted up thread.

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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 08:13 PM

3. But Joe Biden Touched Me

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