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PG&E Reactor Officially Decommissioned, Nuclear Waste Not

PG&E Reactor Officially Decommissioned, Nuclear Waste Not click to enlarge PG&E’s Humboldt Nuclear Power Plant reactor site was deemed fully cleaned up by the Nucle ar Regulatory Commission today. While the federal government no longer has oversight over that part of the site – “none at all,” said commission spokesperson David McIntyre – the spent …

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Flooding and Nuclear Waste Eat Away at a Tribe’s Ancestral Home

Flooding and Nuclear Waste Eat Away at a Tribe’s Ancestral Home The federal government allowed a stockpile of spent fuel on a Minnesota reservation to balloon even as a dam project whittled down the amount of livable land. For decades, chronic flooding and nuclear waste have encroached on the ancestral lands in southeastern Minnesota that …

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$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park

$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park A grant of $6 million has been announced for the Midwest Energy and Communications Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology Park in Cassopolis. The grant will be used for the construction of road, sewer, and water infrastructure needed for the 234 acre industrial park. Congressman …

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Why nuclear plants are shutting down

Why nuclear plants are shutting down The infamous Indian Point nuclear plant, located roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down earlier this year. To many, the shutdown was a victory following decades of protests about safety and environmental concerns. Here’s the problem: When operating, Indian Point provided more electricity than is produced annually by …

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Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage

Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage PLYMOUTH – During a recent meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, Plymouth/Barnstable State Senator Susan Moran highlighted the need for federal guidance in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants like the ongoing efforts at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plant

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plant But last month EnergySolutions requested another year to complete the transfer after the NRC sent a 38-page letter seeking additional information about unexplained radioactive contamination at the site. The cleanup has cost at least $658 million so far, leaving just $5.3 million in the decommissioning …

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Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the energy sector by 2045 …

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