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Leahy: New effort for nuclear waste site offers no quick solution - vtdigger.org

Nuclear Waste - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:01pm

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Leahy: New effort for nuclear waste site offers no quick solution
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In their November letter, the citizen panels urged Congress to “overcome the national nuclear waste management policy impasse” by funding a pilot interim storage facility that could accept spent fuel from closed plants. The letter noted that such a ...

Leahy: New effort for nuclear waste site offers no quick solution - vtdigger.org

Nuclear Waste - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:01pm

vtdigger.org

Leahy: New effort for nuclear waste site offers no quick solution
vtdigger.org
In their November letter, the citizen panels urged Congress to “overcome the national nuclear waste management policy impasse” by funding a pilot interim storage facility that could accept spent fuel from closed plants. The letter noted that such a ...

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository - Nature.com

Nuclear Waste - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 1:00pm

Nature.com

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository
Nature.com
More than 600 metres below ground near Carlsbad, New Mexico, is the world's only operating deep geological repository currently accepting transuranic nuclear waste: that contaminated by elements heavier than uranium. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ...
City resolution to support plutonium disposalCarlsbad Current-Argus

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Door cracks open to US nuclear waste storage in Great Lakes basin - MLive.com

Nuclear Waste - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:44am

MLive.com

Door cracks open to US nuclear waste storage in Great Lakes basin
MLive.com
Wisconsin lawmakers are cracking open the door to more nuclear plants and the possibility of a nuclear waste storage facility in the Great Lakes watershed. On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill that would lift a moratorium on ...
Al Gedicks: Bill would invite radioactive waste dump to WisconsinMadison.com
Assembly OKs Lifting Moratorium On New Nuclear Power PlantsWisconsin Public Radio News
Assembly approves lifting nuclear moratoriumMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Pennsylvania senator urges feds to increase nuclear waste site funding - Waste Dive

Nuclear Waste - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:29am

Pennsylvania senator urges feds to increase nuclear waste site funding
Waste Dive
U.S. Sen. Robert Casey is calling on the Obama administration to increase funding to $150 million in fiscal year 2017 to clean up nuclear waste sites — 30% above the budget. Currently, a $350 million project in his state of Pennsylvania is addressing ...

UPDATE 1-EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soars - Reuters

Nuclear Waste - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:04pm

UPDATE 1-EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soars
Reuters
PARIS, Jan 12 Shares in French utility EDF sank to all-time lows on Tuesday after the country's Andra nuclear waste agency said that storage costs could be higher than EDF's estimates, although EDF disputed Andra's figures. Mirroring German utilities E ...
EDF Slumps on Report It Underestimated Cost of Waste StorageBloomberg

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EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soars - Reuters

Nuclear Waste - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:38am

Bloomberg

EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soars
Reuters
Energy Minister Segolene Royal's decision on the 10 billion euro gap in estimates could have a huge impact on the already stretched balance sheet of EDF, which operates 58 nuclear plants in France and generates the bulk of the country's nuclear waste.
UPDATE 1-EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soarsReuters UK
EDF Slumps on Report It Underestimated Cost of Waste StorageBloomberg

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Saugeen First Nation evaluates proposed nuclear waste facility on Lake Huron - rabble.ca (blog)

Nuclear Waste - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:24am

Saugeen First Nation evaluates proposed nuclear waste facility on Lake Huron
rabble.ca (blog)
The First Nation appears to be already very concerned about the nuclear waste site. In 2013, then Chief Randall Kahgee stated, "We have a long list of fears, legitimate fears in our community about these facilities, interaction with our rights, our ...

EDF Drops on Report It Underestimated Nuclear-Waste Storage Cost - Bloomberg

Nuclear Waste - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:21am

EDF Drops on Report It Underestimated Nuclear-Waste Storage Cost
Bloomberg
France is seeking to store long-life radioactive waste from EDF's reactors, as well as from Areva SA and atomic-research organization CEA, at a site near Bure, which straddles the Meuse and Haute-Marne regions. Andra, the agency that manages nuclear ...
EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soarsReuters UK

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Al Gedicks: Bill would invite radioactive waste dump to Wisconsin - Madison.com

Nuclear Waste - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:31am

Madison.com

Al Gedicks: Bill would invite radioactive waste dump to Wisconsin
Madison.com
Under current law, the state cannot approve another nuclear power plant unless there is a federally licensed repository for high-level nuclear waste, and the plant wouldn't burden ratepayers. The nuclear industry can't meet these common-sense ...

Sen. Casey pushes for radioactive waste site funding - Tribune-Review

Nuclear Waste - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:01pm

Sen. Casey pushes for radioactive waste site funding
Tribune-Review
The nuclear dump in Parks Township, owned by BWX Technologies, is undergoing a 10-year, $350 million dollar cleanup of waste buried in the 1960s through the early 1970s from the former nuclear fuel plants in Apollo and Parks. The plants, founded by the ...

Hundreds of people protest against nuclear waste repository - Prague Daily Monitor

Nuclear Waste - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:05am

Prague Daily Monitor

Hundreds of people protest against nuclear waste repository
Prague Daily Monitor
Chanovice, West Bohemia,Jan 9 (CTK) - Hundreds of inhabitants of the villages in the Sumava foothills participated in an almost ten-kilometre protest march, starting in Chanovice, against the planned construction of a deep nuclear waste repository ...

Letter: Stop Canada from trucking nuclear waste through area - Buffalo News

Nuclear Waste - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:05am

Letter: Stop Canada from trucking nuclear waste through area
Buffalo News
Yet we show little concern regarding the possibility of spills of highly hazardous liquid nuclear materials along roadways that abut our neighborhoods. Do we not foresee the possibility of the same impending dangers from transport of nuclear waste on ...

Residents Frustrated With Planned Barrier Between Fire, Nuclear Waste Dump In ... - International Business Times

Nuclear Waste - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:08pm

International Business Times

Residents Frustrated With Planned Barrier Between Fire, Nuclear Waste Dump In ...
International Business Times
GettyImages-482648068 Residents near a St. Louis landfill complex say they are frustrated with an Environmental Protection Agency plan to build a barrier between a smoldering landfill and an adjacent nuclear waste dump. Above, a barrel with a ...

A room without a view: Second life for Swiss army bunkers - Northumberland Today

In The News... - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 9:03am

Northumberland Today

A room without a view: Second life for Swiss army bunkers
Northumberland Today
During the Cold War, concerns turned to nuclear attack. The Swiss ramped up military spending and many homes were required to be equipped with bomb shelters. As with the bunkers, the Swiss have found new uses for these bomb shelters too - nowadays ...

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Oceanside Takes Stand On Relocating San Onofre's Nuclear Waste - KPBS

Nuclear Waste - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:04pm

KPBS

Oceanside Takes Stand On Relocating San Onofre's Nuclear Waste
KPBS
An Oceanside city councilman said he will work with North County cities to support moving spent nuclear waste from San Onofre to an interim site in Texas. The Oceanside City Council passed an ordinance this week supporting federal legislation that ...

'Flying wind mills' and nuclear waste: The future of energy? - USA TODAY

Nuclear Waste - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:12pm

USA TODAY

'Flying wind mills' and nuclear waste: The future of energy?
USA TODAY
Several scientists seek to turn nuclear waste into a new generation of energy. The idea is to reprocess the used fuel — only a fraction of the energy has actually been spent — to create low-carbon electricity. With about 270,000 metric tons of ...

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New tech taps nuclear waste, tidal energy, 'flying wind mills' - DesMoinesRegister.com

Nuclear Waste - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 1:57pm

DesMoinesRegister.com

New tech taps nuclear waste, tidal energy, 'flying wind mills'
DesMoinesRegister.com
Several scientists seek to turn nuclear waste into a new generation of energy. The idea is to reprocess the used fuel — only a fraction of the energy has actually been spent — to create low-carbon electricity. With about 270,000 metric tons of ...

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