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No funding for Nevada nuclear waste repository in proposed federal budget via Las Vegas Sun

By John Sadler President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget doesn’t include any funding for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. Released today, the budget includes language criticizing the political stalemate over the stalled project, which was defunded a … Continue reading

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Whatever America’s energy future, our nuclear waste problem isn’t going anywhere via Washington Examiner

Electricity affects nearly every aspect of modern life, from the food supply to health, transportation, housing and emergency services. Lives depend on reliable access to electrical power and nuclear power plants generate a fifth of all U.S. electricity. It would … Continue reading

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Companies may ease nuclear waste backlog via News.com.au

The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and foster support for new nuclear projects, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says. The US government spent billions of … Continue reading

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Focus: Why San Onofre’s nuclear waste stays on the beach via The San Diego Union Tribune

Policy stalemate leaves toxic spent fuel stranded Some 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is all stored up with no place to go. The plant has not produced electricity since January 2012 … Continue reading

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Protests stomp on proposed borehole drilling via The Bismarck Tribune

RUGBY — Nearly 300 people, including a couple dozen school kids, packed the house in Rugby Tuesday morning, leaving farm, ranch and business to weigh in on a deep borehole project that many believe is just the first step in nuclear … Continue reading

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Dallas firm’s proposal would send nation’s high-level nuclear waste to West Texas via The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON–Environmentalists and nuclear power industry advocates have squared off for a quarter century over a proposal to bury the nation’s most highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel deep under the Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now, a Dallas-based company wants to sidestep … Continue reading

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Tiny nuclear waste fee added up to billions via The Los Angeles Times

[…] “It is irresponsible on the government’s part to not move forward on a program that has already been paid for,” said Marvin Fertel, president of the Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington trade group that filed a suit against the … Continue reading

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Quarrels Continue Over Repository for Nuclear Waste via the New York Times

WASHINGTON — As more nuclear reactors across the country are closed, the problem of what to do with their waste is becoming more urgent, government officials and private experts said at a conference here this week. To address the problem, … Continue reading

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