A lack of funding for comprehensive hazardous-waste cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory required by a 2005 consent order could expose the lab’s operator and the Dept. of Energy to a daily fine of $487,000 under federal law, if a non-profit group’s lawsuit succeeds.
Officially commemorating the 130th day under a new contracting team that is leading the $16-billion Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project, top leaders with Georgia Power and its contractors on May 3 used the milestone to assure craft workers of their commitment to future construction gains.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that a proposed permanent repository for spent
nuclear fuel and high-level radio-
active waste beneath Nevada’s Yucca Mountain will have minimal impacts on groundwater and surface groundwater discharges.
With support from AREVA, Waste Control Specialists (WCS) LLC on April 28 submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a consolidated interim-storage facility in Andrews County, Texas.
The budget proposal that President Obama sent to Congress on Feb. 9 confirmed the administration’s plans to terminate, nearly nine years after construction began, the multibillion-dollar Mixed-Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River site in South Carolina.
The Tennessee Valley Authority on Dec. 13 secured the reactor vessel head after loading 193 nuclear fuel assemblies into the 1,150-MW newly built unit at Watts Bar nuclear generating station in Spring City, Tenn.