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Nebraska Utility to Remain in Charge of Fort Calhoun Decommissioning

By John Stang The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to have the Nebraska utility remain in charge f decommissioning the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant, with assistance from a hired contractor. There was little public discussion on the decision before the board voted on a resolution setting the path […]

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Paperwork Filed for Pilgrim Plant License Transfer

The owner and prospective owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts on Friday filed the application and related paperwork for transferring the plant’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission license. Entergy wants to sell the soon-to-close single-reactor facility to Holtec, which would then own its decommissioning trust fund and all responsibility for decommissioning, site restoration, and […]

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Wrap Up: New Texas LLRW Disposal Charges Take Effect

Reduced charges for disposal of low-level radioactive waste at the Waste Control Specialists facility in West Texas officially took effect on Nov. 8. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in October approved the updated charges as part of a broader rulemaking covering the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact facility, which Waste Control Specialists operates […]

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Publication Notice

RadWaste Monitor will not be published next week in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Please look for the next issue in your inbox on Friday, Nov. 30.

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NRC Board to Hear Arguments on Interventions to Spent Fuel Storage Licensing

A board of three administrative judges with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission expects in January to hear arguments from groups that want to intervene in the review of the license application for interim storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in southeastern New Mexico. Most, but not all, of the 18 entities that have petitioned oppose […]

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NRC Seeks Additional Information on Texas Spent Fuel Storage

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Nov. 6 issued its first request for additional information for Interim Storage Partners’ license application for a temporary spent nuclear reactor fuel storage facility in West Texas. The request covers 28 distinct questions regarding physical security at the planned installation on Waste Control Specialists’ waste disposal property in Andrews […]

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DOE Nuclear Energy Nominee Pledges to Follow the Law on Yucca Mountain

The nominee to lead the U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy on Thursday pledged to follow the law when it comes to disposal of nuclear waste – which for now means supporting the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada. Rita Baranwal was among three nominees to different federal agencies who came before the Senate Energy […]

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International Isotopes’ Revenue Up, Losses Down So Far in 2018

International Isotopes has significantly cut its losses on the back of higher revenue in its latest earnings quarter and through the first nine months of 2018, according to the company’s new 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The numbers build on the Idaho Falls, Idaho, nuclear medicine specialist’s prior earnings report, which […]

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US Ecology Income Spikes by $5M in Third Quarter

US Ecology has nearly doubled its net income in 2018, including a $5 million spike in its latest quarter, according to the latest earnings report from the environmental services provider. The Boise, Idaho-based company brought in $13.4 million in net income for the earnings period ended Sept. 30, or $0.61 per diluted share, up from […]

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NRC Spends $11K From Nuclear Waste Fund on Legal Costs

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory in September spent $11,645 of its remaining balance from the Nuclear Waste Fund on federal court litigation, according to the latest expense report to Congress. The September expenses, totaling $12,564, leave the nuclear industry regulator with access to $430,746 in unobligated money from the federal fund intended to pay for licensing, […]

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