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GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration – including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based …

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A permanent storage site for nuclear waste is long overdue for Wiscasset and other communities

Editorial: A permanent storage site for nuclear waste is long overdue, for Wiscasset and other communities The BDN Editorial Board operates independently from the newsroom, and does not set policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Nuclear waste doesn’t belong in Wiscasset. Or in more than 100 …

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Vermont Panel Hears Update On Federal Nuclear Waste Storage Policies

Vermont Panel Hears Update On Federal Nuclear Waste Storage Policies A committee of the advisory panel monitoring the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant held a meeting this week to get an update on federal nuclear waste policy and the potential ramifications for the Vermont plant. On January 11th, 2019 Entergy completed its …

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Edison aims to rally allies nationwide to push feds on permanent nuclear waste storage

Edison aims to rally allies nationwide to push feds on permanent nuclear waste storage Newton’s first law of motion states that a body at rest tends to stay at rest – and a body in motion tends to stay in motion – unless acted on by an external force. It’s called inertia, in science as …

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Settlement advances Holtec project at Oyster Creek nuclear plant

Settlement advances Holtec project at Oyster Creek nuclear plant CAMDEN – Holtec International has agreed to a $10 million precaution to end a court fight over its planned decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant. The safety measure – a massive cask made of steel and concrete – is part of a settlement that …

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Oyster Creek: Out with the old nuclear plant, in with a new one? The choices ahead

Oyster Creek: Out with the old nuclear plant, in with a new one? The choices ahead LACEY – For more than a half-century, the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant energized the region and local pocketbooks before shutting down three years ago, the start of what was expected to be a tedious, unremarkable and costly mothballing. …

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Why Biden should designate a nuclear waste negotiator

Why Biden should designate a nuclear waste negotiator – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists When President-elect Joe Biden comes to office, there will be a window of opportunity for the United States to make real progress on the management and disposition of nuclear waste. Once envisioned as a permanent waste storage site but now abandoned …

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