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Q&A: What’s Next for America’s Nuclear-Waste Clean-Up via The Wall Street Journal

The Senate and House are expected as early as this week to take up the defense authorization bill President Barack Obama vetoed last month and try to push a version of it through again.  Buried in the bill is a … Continue reading

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Leaked report cites design flaws in plant built to treat nuclear waste via The Washington Post

A nearly completed government facility intended to treat the radioactive byproducts of nuclear weapons production is riddled with design flaws that could put the entire operation at risk of failure, according to a leaked internal report. A technical review of … Continue reading

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Yucca Mountain redux via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Republican takeover of the Senate and consequent sidelining of the Democratic majority leader, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, will undoubtedly increase calls for reviving the Energy Department’s proposed nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. The project got a big … Continue reading

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Los Alamos Gets ‘Inadequate’ Safety Rating from Energy Dept. via Global Security Newswire

The Energy Department has given a key weapons lab an “inadequate” rating for its latest safety record on “nuclear criticality,” a measure of atomic stability. Los Alamos National Laboratory received the weakest nuclear criticality safety rating of all U.S. nuclear … Continue reading

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Pentagon should take over nuclear plant security: lawmaker via Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Defense Department should take over securityfor U.S. nuclear weapons sites after a nuclear complex was broken into with ease in July by an 82-year-old nun and two other peace activists, a top lawmaker in the U.S. … Continue reading

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