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Nuclear legacy is a costly headache for the future via Climate News Network

June 28th, 2021, by Paul Brown How do you safely store spent nuclear waste? No-one knows. It’ll be a costly headache for our descendants. LONDON, 28 June, 2021 − Many states are leaving future generations an unsolved and costly headache: how … Continue reading

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Get me to the cask on time via Beyond Nuclear International

Why won’t Holtec store its emergency cask on site at Oyster Creek? By Linda Pentz Gunter If a spent fuel storage cask at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey has a serious problem that requires additional containment, … Continue reading

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Former prime minister Jean Chrétien part of secretive project to store nuclear waste in Labrador, emails show via CBC News

Marie-Maude Denis, Jacques Taschereau, Daniel Tremblay  · CBC News · As borders closed and lockdowns hit last spring, a group of entrepreneurs and lawyers had something else on their minds: setting up a facility in Labrador for international nuclear waste.  Plans they had for a … Continue reading

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Florida emergency as phosphate plant pond leak threatens radioactive flood via The Guardian

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a system that stores water polluted with radioactive materials. Officials … Continue reading

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Can radioactive waste at Trojan withstand a major quake? via KOIN 6

The Trojan Nuclear Plant was demolished in May, 2006.

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Decontamination waste disposal ‘to cost $3.7 bil.’via NHK World

[…] The decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture is expected to produce 14 million cubic meters of waste such as soil and plants. A law stipulates that these materials will have to be disposed of outside the prefecture by 2045. The … Continue reading

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Activists in Japan rally against plans to export radioactive material to Utah via Salt Lake Tribune

Tomoyo Tamayama has studied the troubling legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. By Zak Podmore  | Jan. 4, 2021, 7:00 a.m. Activist and farmer Tomoyo Tamayama was already an expert in the ways radiation exposure can disrupt communities when … Continue reading

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We used to dump nuclear waste into the ocean. Here’s how it went. via Teenlytical

Regardless of whether such waste negatively impacts the environment or not, it is generally agreed that nuclear waste does not belong in the ocean. By Mark Pan […] Into the ocean it goes There were several methods proposed on how to … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Waste Sites Face Sea-Level Rise Threat via Yale Climate Connections

[…] “We really focused in to say, ‘OK, well, how many plants might actually be subject to these risks?’” says Sarah Jordaan of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her team looked at 13 facilities along … Continue reading

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Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package via Colorado Sun

Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses Nancy Lofholm Cold War-era Grand Junction had a widespread benefit from a uranium mill in its backyard: dirt — fine, sand-like, … Continue reading

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