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Energy secretary: We must find a solution for nuclear waste

Energy secretary: We must find a solution for nuclear waste WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) – It is critical to find a solution for storing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Friday during a visit to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut. Granholm was invited to tour Millstone Nuclear Power Station in […]

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Diablo Canyon will go offline in 3 years — here’s what will happen to its recent spent fuel Read more at: https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article260179535.html#storylink=cpy

Diablo Canyon will go offline in 3 years – here’s what will happen to its recent spent fuel Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is roughly three years away from its scheduled closure, and decommissioning activities are ongoing – including deciding how the most recent nuclear waste will be dealt with once the plant goes offline

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Vermont panel hears strategies to store nuclear waste in boreholes

Vermont panel hears strategies to store nuclear waste in boreholes The V ermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel’s Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee has been meeting to assess federal policies and review potential nuclear waste storage methods. During its meeting this week the panel heard from a company that is proposing to use borehole technology

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The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump — here’s why we still don’t have one

The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump – here’s why we still don’t have one The federal government has a fund of $44.3 billion earmarked for spending on a permanent nuclear waste disposal facility in the United States. It began collecting money from energy customers for the fund

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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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NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStar

NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStar BRATTLEBORO – If Vermont Yankee’s radioactive waste casks start leaking, it’ll be up to the plant owner to figure what to do. That’s the word from two key officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who on Monday said NorthStar Group Services will determine a course of

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Senator Markey and Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation To Determine A Viable, Consent-Based Path Forward For Nuclear Waste

Senator Markey and Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation to Determine a Viable, Consent-Based Path Forward for Nuclear Waste | U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts Washington (September 28, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressman Mike

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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.

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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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