radioactive waste management

EPA's Yucca Mountain Radiation Standard Controversial

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…

Inflation Hits Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump

Inflation Hits Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump

WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2008 (ENS) – It will cost 38 percent more to build, operate and decommission the nation’s first nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada than the federal government estimated seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy said today in an updated life cycle cost estimate. The highly radioactive waste is…

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – Bart Gordon, the Tennessee Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology, does not want the United States to receive low-level radioactive waste from Italy, process it in Tennessee and dispose of it in a Utah waste site. He says acceptance of the waste would put…