Tag Archives: Yucca Mountain

America’s Nuclear Waste Has Nowhere to Go and More Is Coming via Vice

The Pentagon recently announced plans to up the production of plutonium pits, a core component of nuclear weapons. By Matthew Gault Outside the sleepy Maine town of Wiscasset (population 3,700), armed guards patrol a slab of concrete surrounded by a chain … Continue reading

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Private, centralized storage for spent nuclear fuel: A dead end or path forward? via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By David Klaus I was surprised this summer to see a letter to the editor about nuclear waste in The Vermont Standard, a small weekly paper whose most interesting regular features are the police report and calendar of local events.  The letter encouraged … Continue reading

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One Side of a Nuclear Waste Fight: Trump, The Other: His Appointees via the New York Times

By Maggie Haberman Before the 2018 midterm elections, Senator Dean Heller stood with President Trump in the glittering Trump International Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip, looking out from the top floor, and pointed. “I said, ‘See those railroad tracks?’” … Continue reading

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The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site has always been a political football. Trump is the latest president to fumble via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Allison Macfarlane As with much policy-setting in the Trump administration, a single tweet from the president on February 6 appeared to reverse a previous stance. The message about Yucca Mountain, the nation’s proposed geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Trump’s Nevada play leaves nation’s nuclear waste in limbo via Politico

The president wants to win the state he narrowly lost in 2016, but he may be jumping into an energy issue. By ERIC WOLFF and ANTHONY ADRAGNA […] Trump, who is targeting a state that he narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016, … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste awareness tour begins in Vermont via New Haven Register

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Leona Morgan isn’t in Vermont this week for leaf peeping, but for environmental justice. The Navajo woman from Albuquerque, N.M., is an indigenous community organizer and she wants the people of Vermont and New England what … Continue reading

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Plan to Reclassify Radioactive Nuclear Waste Spurs Anger via US News

By Cecile Smith-Schoenwalder A DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY plan to reclassify some of the country’s radioactive waste to lesser threat levels in order to save time and money is angering environmental groups and raising questions among experts. Last week, the Energy Department … Continue reading

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The Problem with Transporting Radioactive Waste via NEIS.org

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Nevada has been blasted enough via Las Vegas Sun

Judy Treichel “It’s not like we’re asking you to accept nuclear bomb testing again.” This is a statement I have heard several times over the past 30 years, both from people working for the Department of Energy and the commercial … Continue reading

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Indy Q&A: Harry Reid on why coal industry is doomed, Yucca Mountain still dead and his pick in Nevada’s gubernatorial primary via The Nevada Independent

[…] Q: Is there someone in the Senate Democratic caucus or in Nevada’s delegation who can fill your shoes and draw that line in the sand over investments in solar? A: Well I certainly hope so. I hope the whole … Continue reading

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