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04.02.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In what could emerge as a strategy to speed disposal of high-level defense nuclear waste and avoid further conflicts with states where the waste is currently stored, sources say the Energy Department is preparing a report that may set the stage for a revamp...

04.01.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Citing the federal government’s failure to develop a viable plan for disposing of U.S. spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste, Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that Texas “has no choice” but to begin developing a centralized storage...

03.31.2014 | By GEORGE LOBSENZ

The decision by Congress to create the National Nuclear Security Administration 14 years ago to improve nuclear weapons operations within the Energy Department has failed, with the semi-autonomous DOE agency having lost the confidence of national leaders and...

03.31.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

California ratepayer advocates reached agreement Thursday with Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric allowing them to bill ratepayers for more than $2.3 billion in costs associated with repair of steam generators and other past...

03.28.2014

State regulators, unhappy with a cleanup plan presented by the Energy Department earlier this month, last week ordered DOE to begin pumping liquid out of a leaking underground nuclear waste storage tank at the department’s Hanford site by...

03.27.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Obama administration officials are once again eyeing Dan Packer—the former chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans and a longtime nuclear industry official who was considered for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2009—for an upcoming...

03.26.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Westinghouse President and Chief Executive Officer Danny Roderick says the crisis in Ukraine has accelerated reactor sales opportunities for his company in European countries anxious to reduce their reliance on Russian energy, but that those ripening market...

03.26.2014

Citing the recent radioactive release and fire at the underground nuclear waste repository, the New Mexico Environment Department Friday announced it is withdrawing a draft permit requested by the Energy Department to expand the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant so...

03.26.2014

Proposing a relatively rare “red” safety violation finding, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tuesday cited Entergy Corp. for an equipment-handling accident a year ago at the Arkansas Nuclear One plant in Russellville, Ark. that killed one worker...

03.25.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

With both nations facing nuclear policy challenges, President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that Japan will hand over hundreds of kilograms of high-enriched uranium and plutonium at a Japanese research facility for U.S...


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