Storage for vitrified waste at SRS in South Carolina. Photo: DC Bureau
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future is leaning toward recommending the establishment of one or more temporary nuclear waste disposal sites to store used reactor fuel. The idea would delay a controversial decision to embrace reprocessing as a means disposal.
Continue reading BRC Backs Away From Reprocessing, Focuses on Temporary Fuel Rod Storage Solutions
The Byron Nuclear Generating Station near Byron, Illinois. Photo: Bill Tracey
A $5 billion American-taxpayer-funded plant being built by the French-government-controlled company AREVA has no buyer yet for the controversial fuel
In the quest to convert plutonium from 170,000 nuclear warheads into usable forms of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a vexing political problem on its hands. Virtually no commercial nuclear power company wants to touch the stuff.
Continue reading Nuclear Industry Still Skeptical of MOX fuel
Up to half of the water produced in Rosarito is expected to stay in Mexico to meet local demand. But the rest would be pumped north of the border to American households, said Halla Razak of the San Diego County Water Authority.
“We were happy to find out that we should continue looking into this, that no fatal flaws were found,” Razak said.
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