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Latest Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository Stories

2013-09-11 16:21:52

Tells Platts Energy Podium NRC Following the Law, Proceeding Immediately WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is developing a plan, in response to a court order, to resume its review of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) license application for the canceled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project in Nevada, NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane said Wednesday at a Platts Energy Podium newsmaker event in Washington. The plan's...

2012-10-11 15:21:46

WELCH, Minn., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this week, the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) previewed issues it hopes to raise during an early November hearing with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board - when the tribe will continue its fight against a 40-year extension of onsite nuclear waste storage on Prairie Island. Xcel Energy's initial Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) license expires on...

2012-08-07 10:22:56

Decision Follows 24 Groups' June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision; Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) acted today to put a hold on at least 19 final reactor licensing decisions - nine construction & operating licenses (COLS), eight license renewals, one operating license, and one early site permit - in...

2012-06-18 10:21:35

24 Groups and Individuals Seek Suspension of Final Agency Decisions on Reactors in States of AL, CA, FL, MD, MI, MS, MO, NH, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must not make final licensing decisions until it has completed a rulemaking action on the environmental impacts of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the form of spent, or 'used', reactor fuel storage and disposal, as required under the...

2012-06-08 10:20:50

WELCH, Minn., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on the federal government to fulfill its promise and legal obligation to remove nuclear waste from Prairie Island - the Tribe's ancestral homeland - after a federal court rejected Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") regulations to extend on-site storage to 60 years beyond the closure of nuclear reactor sites without conducting a comprehensive environmental impact study. "When on-site nuclear storage...

2012-06-01 10:21:40

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to justify continued payments by consumers of electricity from nuclear power plants into the Nuclear Waste Fund. Consumers since 1982 have paid more than $30 billion into the fund. The court ordered DOE to conduct a complete reassessment of this fee within six months. While the court did not order DOE to suspend the fee payments,...

2012-01-26 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future today released its final report to the U.S. Energy Secretary, detailing comprehensive recommendations for creating a safe, long-term solution for managing and disposing of the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The report is the culmination of nearly two years of work by the commission and its subcommittees, which met more than two dozen times since March...

2011-09-15 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two dozen prominent national, state, local and Native American organizations have written to the U.S. Senate expressing their support for funding for the resumption of the Yucca Mountain Project review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and related licensing-support activities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The 26 organizations -- which comprise a cross-section of energy consumers, regulators, elected...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NRC's Assumptions About the Impacts of Waste Disposal are Obsolete - An Environmental Impact Statement is Needed to Comply With Federal Law, Groups Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after three states went to court to dispute the safety issues of storing nuclear waste on site at reactor sites, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) faces two major new legal challenges to the agency's 2010 findings that used nuclear reactor fuel and high-level...

2010-04-23 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization: WHO: Georgia and South Carolina Community Leaders from Counties Around The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site WHAT: Press Conference to discuss the Federal Government's decision to halt work on the Yucca Mountain Permanent Nuclear Waste Repository WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11 a.m. EDT WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13(th)...