WCS Files License Application with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to Operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for Used Nuclear Fuel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2016) – Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel. The filing comes after a year of pre-application meetings with NRC and maintains the timeline WCS outlined in…

Moniz Kicks the Cask Down the Road

PUBLISHED ON DAILYSIGNAL.COM After several years of treading water, there has been significant movement on nuclear waste management, though when it comes to the Obama Administration’s plans, the movement isn’t in the right direction. Speaking at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz again confirmed the Administration’s commitment to its “Strategy…

Senators, Energy Department Float Nuclear Waste Proposals

PUBLISHED ON USNEWS.COM Well, it’s one nuclear option. Four Senators from both sides of the aisle promoted legislation Tuesday calling for the construction of interim disposal sites for nuclear waste, a potential alternative to decades of deadlock over a permanent facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. “Nuclear energy is a vital part of America’s energy…

US Government Seeks Sites for Nuclear-Waste Storage

PUBLISHED ON NATURE.COM The US energy department will seek interim storage facilities for commercial nuclear waste, and a permanent geological repository for radioactive material from the country’s nuclear-weapons programme, energy secretary Ernest Moniz said on 24 March. The announcement follows more than three decades of contentious debate about a planned geological repository at Yucca Mountain in…

ECA Bulletin

FEBRUARY 2015 BULLETIN POSTED ON ENERGYCA.ORG
Stories include :

ECA 2015 Peer Exchange Summary
Monica Regalbuto Renominated as EM-1
ECA Meets with Officials on Manhattan Project Park Implementation
New Mexico Continues to Pressure DOE
Clean-up Caucus Kicks Off

Access to the bulletin can be found here.

Moniz Eager to Discuss Texas Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

PUBLISHED ON CQ.COM Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz said Thursday his department plans to meet with a Texas company that wants to build a temporary storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, although a key lawmaker says the proposal might not go further without congressional say-so. In a brief interview after testifying to the House Appropriations…

WCS Wants to Store Reactor Waste

PUBLISHED ON ROLL CALL   Waste Control Specialists is looking to accept spent commercial reactor fuel for temporary storage in Andrews County, Texas, the company is expected to announce Monday. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, the facility would be the nation’s first consolidated interim storage depot for reactor waste. Citing potential savings for electricity…

Dallas company seeks to store nation’s spent nuclear fuel at West Texas site

PUBLISHED IN DALLAS MORNING NEWS   LUBBOCK — A Dallas-based company that handles low-level radioactive waste is taking the first step toward making a West Texas facility the first interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste from around the country. Waste Control Specialists on Friday notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the company’s plan to seek a license to build a facility…