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Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

Article: Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

AUSTIN, Texas, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, voted 2-0 Tuesday to grant a double license for Waste Control Specialists to dispose of up to 28 million cubic feet of low-level radioactive waste from Texas, Vermont and the federal government in Andrews County. Commissioner Larry Soward abstained from the vote.…

EPA's Yucca Mountain Radiation Standard Controversial

Article: EPA's Yucca Mountain Radiation Standard Controversial

WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2008 (ENS) – Sixteen years after Congress first ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish radiation release standards for the proposed spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the agency has announced its final standards. The Yucca Mountain site is located 90 miles northwest…

Progress Energy Wins $82 Million in Spent Nuclear Fuel Ruling

Article: Progress Energy Wins $82 Million in Spent Nuclear Fuel Ruling

RALEIGH, North Carolina, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that Progress Energy should be paid $82.8 million for costs incurred as a result of the federal government’s failure to accept spent nuclear fuel from the utility. The award covers the costs incurred by Progress Energy to activate fuel…