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Environmental groups join waste rule challenge

30 October 2014

Further legal challenges have been filed against the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruling on storage of used nuclear fuel. The petitions from environmental groups and tribal representatives follow a challenge over the legality of the rule filed by the states of New York, Vermont and Connecticut.

States challenge NRC waste rule

28 October 2014

Three US states have launched a legal challenge to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) recently approved final rule on storage of used nuclear fuel after reactors have closed. The petition filed on behalf of the states of New York, Vermont and Connecticut alleges that the rule violates federal environmental legislation.

Separate repository for US military waste?

24 October 2014

The US Department of Energy should consider disposing of the primarily defence-related high-level radioactive waste and used fuel that it manages separately from waste generated by the commercial nuclear energy industry, a report written on its behalf recommends.

Lepse service ship in dry dock

29 October 2014

Rosatom said today that the Lepse nuclear service ship had been put into dry dock at the Nerpa Shipyard on the Kola Peninsula. The process took six days.

Site studies to begin for Czech repository

28 October 2014

Czech repository concept 48The Czech environment ministry has given its approval for initial geological surveys to begin at seven candidate sites for a national repository for high-level radioactive waste.

Hanford reactor unsealed for inspection

23 October 2014

Hanford F Reactor 48Workers have entered the cocooned former plutonium-producing F Reactor at the Hanford site in the USA for the first time in six years to conduct a scheduled inspection.