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S Carolina Sues Feds Over End of Nuclear Fuel Program via US News & World Report

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is suing the federal government after the Energy Department announced it was stopping construction of a plant to turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear reactors. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s lawsuit … Continue reading

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President Putin halts nuclear deal over US hostility via The Australian

President Putin has suspended a key agreement with America for the disposal of enough weapon-grade plutonium to make 17,000 nuclear bombs. In the latest sign of distrust between the two countries, Mr Putin issued a decree halting the deal, citing … Continue reading

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U.S. would back a rethink of Japan’s plutonium recycling program: White House via The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – The United States would back a change to Japan’s nuclear fuel reprocessing program because there are concerns it may lead to an increase in its ally’s stockpile of unused plutonium, a senior White House official said. If Japan … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Radioactive waste disposal a challenge without end? via The Asahi Shimbun

The government has changed its basic policy on the disposal of radioactive waste produced during the processing of spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants. This was an invitation-based approach whereby it waited for local governments to volunteer to host … Continue reading

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NNSA still working to place MOX in standby via Aiken Standard

The National Nuclear Security Administration, or NNSA, reported it is still working with Shaw AREVA MOX Services, the contractor for the Savannah River Site’s Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, to place the program in a cold standby at the top … Continue reading

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Nuclear fuel cycle in need of alchemy amid waste disposal problems via Mainichi

“The life span of radioactive matter could be shortened from around 10,000 years to a few hundred!” “The final disposal site (of radioactive materials) could be reduced to one-one hundredth of its planned size.” The above quotations were included within … Continue reading

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