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Technical Assistance Webinar

We have partnered with Smart Growth America, the Center for Creative Land Recycling and the NADO Research Foundation to provide guidance and analysis, offer a set of tools, and build a supportive community of practice to better position the municipalities and regions bracing for nuclear plant closure.

We held a successful webinar on November 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET to introduce to the team, describe the kind of support that is available, and discuss various aspects of this new assistance program.

Read the press release here and check back soon for a synopsis of the meeting as well as answers to the many questions we received.

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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

December 20, 2021

The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump – here’s why we still don’t have oneThe 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 in […]

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Palisades nuclear power plant near Covert to be decommissioned

December 15, 2021

Palisades nuclear power plant near Covert to be decommissioned by: Madalyn Buursma Posted: / Updated: COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the license transfer for the Palisades and Big Rock Point nuclear power plants. Entergy Nuclear Operations currently holds the license for Palisades in Covert Township and the already decommissioned […]

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Diablo Canyon supporters rally in SLO to keep nuclear power plant open

December 6, 2021

Diablo Canyon supporters rally in SLO to keep nuclear power plant open More than 100people gathered in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday to voice their support for keeping California’s last remaining nuclear power plant open. Supporters held a “Save Clean Energy” rally in front of the San Luis Obispo County Government Center on Monterey […]

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PG&E Reactor Officially Decommissioned, Nuclear Waste Not

November 21, 2021

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

November 21, 2021

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

November 10, 2021

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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