Breaking Down Nuclear Waste as a Two Part Issue

GUEST COLUMN: Breaking down nuclear waste as a 2-part issue By Tom LaTourrette and Debra Knopman Monday, May 4, 2015 | 9:47 a.m. U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz recently announced two new decisions about how the nation plans to deal with nuclear waste. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is beginning a search for an interim…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Dallas Company Has Ambitious Plan to Store High-Level Nuclear Waste in West Texas

By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER mlindenberger@dallasnews.com Washington Bureau Published: 09 February 2015 11:34 PM Updated: 09 February 2015 11:40 PM WASHINGTON — The idea of burying America’s most highly radioactive nuclear waste deep under Yucca Mountain in Nevada has put politicians, activists and the nuclear energy industry at odds since 1987. That’s when Congress designated the deep-underground facility as…

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