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Bret Leslie of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board addresses board and audience members during the Idaho Cleanup Project Citizens ... FORT HALL — A new group plans to pressure the U.S. Department of Energy not to bring more nuclear waste into Idaho and to follow the terms of the 1995 ...
A company building the Hanford Nuclear cleanup site is making progress with construction. Bechtel National leaders said workers at Hanford's waste treatment center have completed the structural concrete foundation and wall placements. Once completed, the building will turn liquid nuclear waste into ...

In 1995, former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt signed an agreement with the Department of Energy, laying out deadlines to safely remove nuclear waste from the Idaho National Laboratory storage facility. The first of those deadlines is the end of this year.
Four decades after radiation leaked from a landfill for nuclear waste near Barnwell, unsafe levels of radioactive pollution continue to contaminate groundwater near the site, as well as a creek that flows toward the Savannah River. Now, after 13 years of legal battles between the landfill's operator and ...
The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well as in sites containing nuclear waste. From 20-28 January 2018, five teams of researchers and more than 30 support staff visited two locations in the region to ...
Five local and national activists once again are calling on federal officials to dismiss plans for a new nuclear waste disposal project between Carlsbad and Hobbs. "Our land is not the nation's dumping ground for dangerous high-level radioactive waste, with its risk for cancer, birth defects and deaths," said ...

As POWER reported, the nation lacks a long-term nuclear waste strategy, and nearly a third of the nation's SNF is in dry storage in about 2,080 cask or canister systems at 75 reactor sites scattered across 33 states. U.S. SNF pools have reached capacity limits, forcing nuclear generators to load about 160 ...
Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists is reviving its efforts to persuade the federal government to bury high-level nuclear waste in West Texas. Last year, the company had suspended its efforts as executives at the struggling company said their priority was to get their finances in order. Now, the company ...
Southern California Edison's decision to store all 3.55 million pounds of radioactive nuclear waste from the closed San Onofre nuclear plant at the facility site along the north San Diego County coast, between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and busy Interstate 5, is concerning to many local governments and the ...
Congress must devise a permanent solution for cleaning up stored nuclear waste in communities across America, said U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, during March 5 comments on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. “I rise tonight to ...
CARLSBAD — Officials are seeking permit changes to allow more nuclear waste to be stored in an underground facility in southeastern New Mexico. ... The Nuclear Waste Partnership in January submitted a modification request for the facility's permit with the New Mexico Environment Department, seeking ...
Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, was identified by legislation as a permanent solution in 1987, but has been debated even since. Funding was canceled by the Obama administration in 2010, and continuing development will require significant capital. In March 2017, Holtec International submitted an ...
The UK has long grappled with what to do with its nuclear waste. Now, the authorities are mulling an underground storage site and are offering cash incentives to persuade locals to accept the radioactive refuse. But environmental groups insist nuclear power must be phased out.
To address the storage issue, Congress directed the Energy Department to begin collecting nuclear waste by 1998 and chose Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the site for a permanent repository, pending approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Yet 20 years later, Americans are still waiting.
John Heaton, chair of the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, said there are more than 30 states around the nation waiting for a safer place to store nuclear waste. Current federal priorities are to move the oldest nuclear waste first. But Heaton said if this license is granted, Holtec, a private company, could have a say ...
For 60 years the problem of nuclear waste has bedeviled our nation. On one level this is no surprise. After all, the horrors of radioactive contamination are vivid enough to make any community asked to potentially assume the entire burden of all the nuclear waste in the U.S. skeptical of the promises of ...
With the nuclear waste storage facilities at two of Taiwan's three operating nuclear power plants approaching full capacity, Taipower is proposing to build a new storage site that would be spread over 26 hectares and would last for at least 100 years, although only about 40 years of storage would be ...

France: Police battle protesters over nuclear waste storage plans ... Police in France have used tear gas on environmentalists protesting against plans to store nuclear waste near a town in the northeast. The two groups ... Protesters are upset by plans to place nuclear waste 500 metres below the ground.
After “safely and successfully” loading the first multi-purpose spent fuel canister into its new home inside a concrete monolith at San Onofre in early February, Southern California Edison continues to move spent fuel into containers just a short distance from where surfers take on waves at the world-famous ...
With a new federal nuclear waste program necessary and on the long-term horizon, the Natural Resources Defense Council sought to learn what state officials think should be done with the spent fuel and radioactive waste from America's 99 commercial nuclear reactors. We sent a questionnaire to state ...
After a seven-year respite, it appears that the federal government wants to take another crack at opening the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in southern Nevada, a project that state leaders have opposed since it was first pitched in the early 1980s. The RGJ Editorial Board urges its state leaders ...
A new proposal to store nuclear waste underground in southern New Mexico — this time from nuclear reactors across the country — has cleared an initial regulatory hurdle and can now be vetted for detailed safety, security and environmental concerns, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced ...
A Nevada Democrat is outraged at federal nuclear regulators for holding a two-day meeting to reconstitute a library of documents needed to support the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in her state. President Trump supports the use of the site to store the spent fuel from nuclear power plants. But Rep.
Spent nuclear fuel has continued to accumulate at sites across the nation, paralyzed by a government deadlock on a nuclear waste management strategy formally established 35 years ago. Can recent developments offer a breakthrough? February marked 20 years since the U.S. Department of Energy ...
Briefing sessions on nuclear waste disposal sites have been resumed on a trial basis after a lapse because they were held in an inappropriate manner. The Japanese government has been working to find underground disposal sites to deal with radioactive waste from nuclear plants. The Nuclear Waste ...
According to a report from NDR, North German Public Radio, there are hundreds of barrels of low-level nuclear waste at an interim storage facility in the town of Leese, in Lower Saxony, that have to be examined for leaks and possibly re-packed and resealed in new barrels. State environment minister Olaf ...
It's refueled the arguments about what we should do with our nuclear waste. Photo courtesy of the ... “Rather than pursue a realistic attempt to develop a substantive nuclear waste management program, this is a colossal waste of funding that goes directly against the will of Nevadans,” Rep. Ruben Kihuen ...
President Trump's federal budget proposal introduced last week included $120 million to restart the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, a federal project for storing the nation's nuclear waste that has been dormant since funding was ended in 2011. Nevada officials generally have fought the project ...
Above: Google Earth image showing new location of nuclear waste storage site at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (bottom left corner). A public watchdog group wants the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require stronger canisters for storing spent nuclear fuel on site indefinitely. The petition comes ...
The Runit Dome on Enewetak Atoll contains radioactive soil, chunks of plutonium from misfired atomic weapons and other debris from the nuclear testing that took place there between 1946 and 1958. Credit: Greg Nelson. Seawater is infiltrating the Runit Dome, an atomic bomb-waste repository on a ...
PARIS: French state-controlled utility EDF plans to build a new central storage pool for nuclear waste but has not yet decided on a site, the company said. ... France has a project to store long-life nuclear waste 500 metres below ground in impermeable clay in Bure, eastern France, but the plan has not yet ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. Department of Energy doesn't need to make public documents involving spent commercial nuclear fuel shipments to eastern Idaho sought by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Tuesday ruled the federal agency ...
FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, nuclear waste is stored in underground containers at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A federal judge says the U.S. Department of Energy doesn't need to make public documents involving spent commercial nuclear fuel shipments to eastern ...
Hazadous nuclear waste will be taken out of Cumbria's Sellafield plant in massive stainless steel containers which have just come off the production line. The highly-engineered 1.3 tonne boxes are playing a major part in the decommissioning of the West Cumbrian plant as the waste is moved into safe ...
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (NEWS 8) -- Millions of pounds of nuclear waste is being moved closer to the ocean at the closed-down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. News 8 recorded video at San Onofre State Beach on the morning of January 31, the first day workers started moving canisters full of spent ...
FILE - Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M.  Utah's House of Representatives has ... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's House of Representatives has approved giving a $1.72 million tax break ever year to a Utah-based nuclear waste disposal ...
Athens City Council passed a resolution Monday night opposing the construction of a nuclear waste disposal facility in Piketon. The Village of Piketon conducted an independent survey of the 10-acre site and found that there are fractures in the bedrock that the Department of Energy didn't include in its ...
Workers at the now-shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) have completed the first transfer of a canister filled with nuclear waste to a newly constructed storage facility within the site's premises. Supervised by Southern California Edison, the plant's operator, the move is one of a series ...
During the Cold War, the United States produced a truly mind-boggling amount of radioactive waste. We failed to properly dispose of much of that sludge, and it's been leaking from underground storage tanks since the 1950s. Over the years it has contaminated more than 2 billion cubic feet worth of soil and ...
Developers working on the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash have employed nuclear waste from Chernobyl in the network's latest secrecy-assuring ceremony. The devs, Ryan Pierce and Andrew Miller, held their latest "Powers of Tau" ceremony last weekend, and notably used the nuclear waste to ...
Doug Parr, the group's chief scientist, said: “Having failed to find a council willing to have nuclear waste stored under their land, ministers are resorting to the tactics from the fracking playbook - bribing communities and bypassing local authorities.” Cumbria county council also immediately appeared to rule ...
"SKB's assessment is solid, but there is still uncertainty about the ability of the capsule to contain the nuclear waste in the long term," the court said. "The uncertainties relate to the extent to which the capsules can be damaged by corrosion and by processes that affect the mechanical strength of the capsule.
A CAMPAIGN group attempting to block the dumping of waste from a nuclear power plant into waters off the Welsh coast has rejected claims their concerns are “alarmist.” Members of 'Stop the Dump' have been fighting against Welsh Government proposals to relocate waste from the Hinkley Point nuclear ...
Government to relaunch search for new nuclear waste storage site. 22 January 2018 by Michael Donnelly , Be the First to Comment. Reports that the government is expected this week to begin a nationwide search for a community willing to host an underground nuclear waste dump feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Athens City Council will discuss a nuclear waste dump facility in the Piketon area during its meeting Monday after a member of Piketon City Council asked Athens City Council to oppose the site. “The council member has written to multiple other cities and municipalities asking for support and to oppose the ...
Today, most of the UK's nuclear waste is stored at ground level in Sellafield, Cumbria. But with a new power plant being built in Somerset, and four others proposed, the government urgently needs to find a long-term solution to the problem of radioactive waste disposal. Finland and other nuclear power ...
The government is expected this week to begin a nationwide search for a community willing to host an underground nuclear waste dump to store highly radioactive material for thousands of years. Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate - sent direct to you. Read more. Britain has been ...
The Nuclear Waste Management Market report forecast 2017-2021 is a professional and detailed study on the present state also focuses on the major drivers, keyword business strategists and effective growth for the key players. Global Nuclear Waste Management Industry also provides granular analysis ...
In more recent years, this nuclear push has also turned its focus towards a dump for Australia's own nuclear waste. The Australian Government, directed by its statutory body Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), joined in this because ANSTO is obligated by contract to deal ...
The vast amount of nuclear waste created by power plants can lead to high radiation and raise temperature levels. In recent years, many concerns have been raised over the disposal of radioactive waste and harmful radiations from the nuclear plants. The transmission of this radiation can cause a potential ...


 

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