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“Incidental” nuclear waste: reconceiving a problem won’t make it go away via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Alison Macfarlane The Cold War left many legacies: thousands of nuclear weapons, a large nuclear weapons complex with its attendant personnel and infrastructure—and millions of gallons of dangerously radioactive waste stored in enormous buried tanks at the Hanford Site, … Continue reading

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Leaks from radioactive landfill need attention, SC Supreme Court told via The State

By Sammy Fretwell COLUMBIA  Four decades after radiation leaked from a landfill for nuclear waste near Barnwell, unsafe levels of radioactive pollution continue to contaminate groundwater near the site, as well as a creek that flows toward the Savannah River. … Continue reading

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Ukraine Energy Wars Are Leading To A Fukushima-Chernobyl Debacle In Europe via Nuclear News

(Archives edition Looking back on the dodgy Ukrainian nuclear energy industry a possible source of HEU for Jihadists in our latest report By Yoichi Shimatsu Exclusvie to Rense 1-5-15) Clashes over energy in Ukraine between the West and Russia could … 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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Too much of a bad thing? World awash with waste plutonium via Ecologist

As worldwide stocks of plutonium increase, lightly-armed British ships are about to carry an initial 330kg of the nuclear bomb metal for ‘safekeeping’ in the US, writes Paul Brown. But it’s only the tip of a global ‘plutonium mountain’ of … Continue reading

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Disposal beats MOX in US comparison via World Nuclear News

America is reconsidering how it will dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium as the previous plan involving a MOX plant has been said to be twice as costly as a dilution and disposal option in a leaked Department of Energy … 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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Breaking Bad: A Nuclear Waste Disaster via DC Bureau

Carlsbad, New Mexico — A vast salt mine under the New Mexico desert was the Department of Energy’s last nuclear waste storage solution. On Valentines night, one of the now suspect 500 waste drums from DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory … Continue reading

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German Nuclear Waste May Be Headed to U.S. via Scientific American

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it will study the environmental risk of importing spent nuclear fuel from Germany that contains highly enriched uranium, a move believed to be the first for the United … Continue reading

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NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration via Reader Supported News

n 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a five-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring, still sending its findings home. It has now put more than 19 billion kilometers … Continue reading

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