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Utah Governor Turns Back Two Uranium Trains

Article: Utah Governor Turns Back Two Uranium Trains

Planned shipments of depleted uranium from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River nuclear materials processing center in South Carolina, will not be shipped to Utah under an agreement negotiated Monday by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

IMF Chief Proposes $100 Billion Annual Fund to Tackle Climate Change

Article: IMF Chief Proposes $100 Billion Annual Fund to Tackle Climate Change

The head of the International Monetary Fund today proposed to create a multi-billion dollar Green Fund that would provide the financing that countries need to cope with climate change and move to a low-carbon growth model.

Yucca Mountain's Dead. Next? Expert Panel Examines Nuclear Waste Options

Article: Yucca Mountain's Dead. Next? Expert Panel Examines Nuclear Waste Options

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the formation of a blue ribbon commission to evaluate policy options for a safe, long-term solution to America’ growing piles of spent fuel from commercial nuclear power plants and high-level radioactive waste from U.S. defense programs.

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…

Inflation Hits Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump

Article: 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…

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…

U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

Article: U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of…