Tag Archives: spent nuclear fuel (SNF)

Opinion: California Tsunami Alert Was Wake-Up Call on San Onofre Flood Risk via Times of San Diego

By Paul Blanch The tsunami advisory that woke up the West Coast Jan. 15 should serve as a wake-up call on flooding dangers at the nuclear waste storage facility in San Onofre.  The facility is 100 feet from the beach. During high tides, … 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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Emptying of Spent Fuel Pool Next Step at Shuttered Nuclear Plant via The Sand Paper.net

December 20, 2020 By Gina G. Scala […] The agreement comes after a strained relationship between the company and the township led to legal action. Since 1969, Lacey Township has been the host community to Oyster Creek, once the oldest … Continue reading

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Japan approves 70-year plan to scrap nuclear reprocessing plant via The Japan Times

Japan’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan Wednesday to scrap a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant northeast of Tokyo over a 70-year period, with the cost projected at ¥1 trillion ($9 billion). The facility in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, went … Continue reading

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Russian nuclear plant says it emits nuclear isotope via ABC News

A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant’s production cycle but said its levels … Continue reading

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Ukraine starts construction of nuclear waste storage facility in Chernobyl area via New China

KIEV, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Ukraine has started a construction of a facility for nuclear waste near the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, local media reported on Saturday. The central spent fuel storage facility (CSFSF), which would cost an estimated … Continue reading

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CAB tables debate on German spent nuclear fuel via The Star

Citizens Advisory Board, or CAB, could not agree on how to proceed with their recommendations for the receipt of German spent nuclear fuel for treatment and storage at SRS, resulting in the topic being tabled for another meeting. […] CAB … Continue reading

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Holtec President says HI-STORM dry storage casks can last 300 years via enformable

Holtec International President Kris Singh told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel on Friday that the HI-STORM (Holtec International Storage Module) spent nuclear fuel storage casks constructed by his company can withstand cold weather and even being flooded. Singh … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste buildup relentless via The Japan Times

In excess of 496,000 cu. meters of low-level radioactive waste would need to be disposed of through burial if every nuclear reactor in the country is decommissioned, according to government officials. […] In addition to high-level radioactive waste represented by … Continue reading

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High Burnup Nuclear Fuel Pushing the Safety Envelope via San Onofre Safety

As commercial reactor economics have declined, utilities, with the acquiescence of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), have burned nuclear fuel longer and crammed more of it into storage containers. This experiment has unresolved serious safety issues for storage, transportation and … Continue reading

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