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Ichan Interested in FirstEnergy; Company Unveils Ethics Makeover

By John Stang As corporate wheeler-dealer Carl Icahn showed interest in obtaining millions of dollars worth of its voting securities, FirstEnergy Corp. this week said it is revampinp its management style in the wake of a $60 million bribery scandal related to its two Ohio reactors. FirstEnergy’s leaders discussed that overhaul in a Thursday teleconference […]

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NJ Judge Signs Settlement Between Holtec and Lacey Township Over Oyster Creek

A New Jersey district court judge signed a settlement last week ending a legal feud between Holtec International and Lacey Township, N.J., over fuel from the Oyster Creek Generating Station, according to court papers. Judge Michael A. Shipp signed the order Feb. 9, setting the stage for Holtec to move forward with the decommissioning of […]

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NM Rad Waste Task Force Bill Passes Conservation Committee

A New Mexico Senate committee this week passed a bill that would create a statewide task force to negotiate with the federal government over the siting of nuclear-waste storage sites in the Land of Enchantment. The state Senate Conservation Committee on Tuesday passed SB 82, introduced by state Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D), on a 5-2 […]

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A Week of Environmental Group Objections to Proposed Interim Storage Sites

A major environmental group continued to spar with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week in attempts to delay federal approval on two proposed interim storage sites for nuclear waste, according to court records and an agency memo. For all its maneuvering, however, the Sierra Club did not gain much ground this week. The NRC rejected […]

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No Problems at WCS During Texas Winter Storm, Company President Says

In the midst of a winter weather emergency that left millions without power and caused a nuclear plant to shut down in the Lone Star State, Waste Control Specialists’ waste storage site experienced no problems, the president of the company said this week. David Carlson, president and chief operating officer of WCS told RadWaste Monitor […]

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Regulators Looking at Clean Water Act Issue on TMI-2 Transfer After Complaint

The EnergySolutions-led group in charge of dismantling the Three Mile Island nuclear plant didn’t get required waivers to ignore federal environmental rules and therefore violated the law when it purchased the plant this year, an environmental group alleged this week. State and federal regulators said they are looking into claims made by Three Mile Island […]

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Yucca Mountain Planning Expenses Under $8,000 in December, NRC Chair Says

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission spent under $8,000 in December on planning activities for the moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, the agency’s chairman told the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a letter last week. In a letter dated Feb. 8, NRC chair Christopher Hanson told Energy and Commerce head Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) that […]

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Holtec, Entergy Get Involved in NY’s Indian Point Lawsuit

The energy company currently operating Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station and the company set to purchase it this week asked a federal judge to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit filed against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the state of New York. Entergy and Holtec International requested leave to intervene Thursday, according to their […]

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NEI Again Asks Judge to Reverse NRC Interpretation of Very Low-Level Waste Guidelines

The trade group for the nuclear industry doubled down on a legal argument that the Nuclear Regulatory’s Commission’s 2019 interpretation of very low-level waste disposal guidelines illegally burdened licensees and should be reversed, according to a recent filing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Moreover, NRC’s 2019 interpretation is not merely repetition of established […]

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Holtec Asks NRC to Approve Updated Security Plan for Oyster Creek Fuel Storage

The company in charge of decommissioning Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station submitted a proposal to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting an amendment to fuel storage safety guidelines that would allow them to complete transferring spent fuel to dry storage by November, according to a filing published this week. Nuclear services provider Holtec International, which is […]

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