Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Congress Poised to Skip Funding Yucca Nuke Dump Again This Year"

"House and Senate appropriators have no plans to fund development of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada this year, according to the chairman of the House subcommittee charged with writing the Energy Department’s spending plan."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/07/2018

Trump Seeks Clean Energy Cuts, $2 Billion Nuclear Spending Boost at DOE

"The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget might never become law, but it’s a declaration of intent, and it would reshuffle priorities at the Energy Department, boosting outlays on nuclear security and slashing spending on renewables and energy efficiency."

Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2018

Critics Call Trump Cuts To Hanford Cleanup Budget 'Downright Dangerous'

"Reaction in the Pacific Northwest was swift to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the cleanup budget at the Hanford Site. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, called the proposed $230 million cut “downright dangerous for everyone who lives near the Columbia River.”"

Source: OPB, 02/13/2018

"EPA Orders Cleanup At St. Louis Nuclear Waste Site"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday ordered a long-awaited cleanup of a Superfund site northwest of St. Louis, saying residents living near the landfill contaminated with World War II-era nuclear waste deserve action after waiting 27 years for federal regulators to issue a decision."

Source: Washington Post, 02/02/2018

"Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish."

"Garry Holiday grew up among the abandoned mines that dot the Navajo Nation’s red landscape, remnants of a time when uranium helped cement America’s status as a nuclear superpower and fueled its nuclear energy program."

Source: NY Times, 01/16/2018

Calif. Regulators OK Closure of Diablo Canyon, State's Last Nuke

"In a landmark decision, the California Public Utilities Commission has decided PG&E can close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in 2025 — and San Luis Obispo County still won’t get its much-desired $85 million mitigation settlement to support the community through the shutdown."

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, 01/12/2018

FERC Rejects Perry's Proposal for Nuclear and Coal Subsidies

"Federal regulators on Monday rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants, in a major blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to revive America’s declining coal industry."

Source: NY Times, 01/09/2018

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