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02.11.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

The Obama administration has issued an ethics waiver allowing the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration to participate in decisions involving Bechtel—a major contractor for the semi-autonomous Energy Department nuclear weapons...

02.11.2015

In a small and early step towards possibly winning an exemption from a national ban on nuclear power, the premier of South Australia announced plans Sunday to form a royal commission to explore the future role of nuclear energy in the Australian state...

02.10.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In what would be a major step forward for the Obama administration’s plan to find volunteer communities to host storage and disposal facilities for spent reactor fuel and high-level radioactive waste, Waste Control Specialists announced Monday that it...

02.10.2015

In a modest proposal for new energy legislation from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, panel chairman Rep. Fred Upton and Subcommittee on Energy and Power Chairman Ed Whitfield Monday said the committee is preparing a series of discussion drafts for...

02.09.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Due to design changes recently approved by the Energy Department, a key emissions control system at the massive nuclear waste processing plant being built at DOE’s Hanford site no longer would withstand a possible earthquake and would suffer damage...

02.06.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

While saying he still supports the Yucca Mountain repository project, Senator Lamar Alexander announced plans Thursday to soon re-introduce legislation that would help solve the U.S. nuclear waste problem by directing the federal government to work with...

02.06.2015

In what would be the first such facility in the nation, Waste Control Specialists has scheduled a Monday news conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss its plans for developing an interim consolidated storage facility for spent fuel from commercial reactors...

02.04.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

With the site poised for major facility decontamination and waste disposal operations, the Energy Department last week cited the cleanup contractor at its shuttered Portsmouth uranium enrichment plant in Ohio for “willful falsification” of worker...

02.04.2015

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a six-person inspection team Monday to Entergy Corp.’s Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts to investigate a series of problems that occurred during an unplanned plant shutdown during a storm January 27...

02.03.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

President Obama Monday proposed a $29.9 billion budget for the Energy Department in fiscal year 2016, a 9.2 percent boost over its current $27.4 billion budget that delivers significant funding increases for its nuclear weapons operations and clean energy...


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