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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Stanford/MIT Study: Keeping Diablo Nuclear Plant Open Would Save Billions, Help Meet Emissions Goals

Stanford/MIT Study: Keeping Diablo Nuclear Plant Open Would Save Billions, Help Meet Emissions Goals – California Globe A new Stanford University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study released on Monday found that an extending the life of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant past it’s planned 2025 closure date would help the state greatly reduce carbon emissions …

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NRC Approves Publication of Proposed Nuclear Reactor Transitioning to Decommissioning Rule

NRC Approves Publication of Proposed Nuclear Reactor Transitioning to Decommissioning Rule | JD Supra The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved publication in the Federal Register of a proposed rule, “Regulatory Improvements for Production and Utilization Facilities Transitioning to Decommissioning” on November 3, 2021, in Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) SECY-18-0055. When finally adopted, this rulemaking, …

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PG&E completes decommissioning process, ends nuclear facility license

PG&E completes decommissioning process, ends nuclear facility license Following a years-long effort to decommission the former nuclear power plant in Humboldt Bay, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. recently filed a request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to terminate the power plant’s license marking a “major milestone” for the Humboldt County community.

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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$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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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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