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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 ...


 

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