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RadWaste Monitor will not be published on Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Look for the next issue in your inbox on Friday, Dec. 4.

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Comment Period for Proposed Church Rock Waste Movement Opens

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking comment on a draft environmental impact statement concerning the proposed transfer of waste from the site of the largest nuclear waste spill in U.S. history to a nearby mine. United Nuclear Corporation (UNC), now owned by General Electric, proposed to amend its license to excavate some 1 million cubic […]

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Arizona Public Service Company, NRC Reach Accord Over Violations at Palo Verde

The Arizona Public Service Company has agreed to implement programs suggested by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission involving violations made at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in 2019 and since. The Arizona Public Service company operates the station, where it failed to perform an evaluation for a change to a dry cask storage system and […]

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NextEra Energy Seeks to Extend Point Beach Plant Lifetime

NextEra Energy is seeking to extend its Wisconsin-based Point Beach Nuclear Plant licenses by 20 years, keeping the plant running through 2050.  In an application submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday, the energy company requested to extend the licenses of the plants’ two units, which are currently on track to expire 2030 and […]

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NRC to Approve Indian Point Sale Monday

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will approve the sale of the NYC-area Indian Point power plant from Entergy Corp. to Holtec Decommissioning International. The NRC is expected to issue an order Monday allowing Entergy to transfer the plant’s license to the New Jersey-based decommissioning company for dismantling, according to NRC documents.  Entergy agreed in February 2019 […]

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Vermont Citizens Advisory Board Second-Guessing Support for Interim Storage

One of the heads of the advisory group overseeing the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee power plant wants to retract the group’s endorsement to send the plant’s spent fuel to an interim storage facility.  Vice Chair Lissa Weinmann doesn’t believe a letter signed in 2015 by the board’s former chair is representative of the current […]

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FirstEnergy Not Compliant With New York Stock Exchange Rules

FirstEnergy Corp. isn’t in compliance with New York Stock Exchange listing requirements, the company said in a press statement Tuesday.  The NYSE sent a notice to FirstEnergy on Tuesday after the company failed to file its required 10-Q form for the quarter ending Sept. 30 on time. The utility missed its original deadline of Nov. […]

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Pro-Nuclear Bill Senate Bill Has Reporting Requirement for Waste Inventory

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill that would require the Department of Energy secretary to present an annual report on the U.S. inventory of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Starting in January 2022, the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (ANIA) would require DOE to report: how much money the […]

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FBI Agents Seen Outside Ohio’s Top Utility Regulator’s Home 

FBI agents were seen removing boxes from the home of the head of Ohio’s utilities regulator this week, according to The Columbus Dispatch, although it’s unclear what they were looking for. The chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Sam Randazzo, has connections with FirstEnergy, an electric utility tied to a $60-million nuclear-bailout […]

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Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization to Create New Waste Storage Plan

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization has been charged by the federal government to develop a plan for dealing with the country’s supply of low- and intermediate-level waste. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a non-profit established in 2002 in accordance with Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste Act to find a solution for the permanent storage […]

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