Belinda McCarthy will remain with the school as a member of its faculty.
Recent reports from The Associated Press and the Government Accountability Office have nuclear power officials defending current safety regulations.
In certain emergencies, these vessels would flood with cooling water. If the vessel walls are too brittle, they could shatter and spew their radioactive contents into the environment.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has raised the limit on leaks at main steam isolation valves as well as allowed some nuclear plants to continue operations with much higher rates.
Reports have indicated that the number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of reactors across the nation.
An investigation conducted by The Associated Press found that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has repeatedly loosened regulations on aging nuclear plants.
The Missouri River continues to rise throughout southeast Nebraska as more water is released from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota.
The troop withdrawal indicates that with the 2012 presidential election approaching, Obama has begun scaling back his war goals.