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Unprecedented Fukushima Operation Starts Monday

With a photo of fuel rod assemblies in the background, nuclear engineer, former executive, and educator Arnie Gundersen explains his doubts yesterday about the nuclear fuel relocation at Fukushima Unit 4 (screenshot). Brace yourselves. Japanese media and the UPI reported early today that TEPCO has scheduled the ticklish job of relocating highly radioactive nuclear fuel

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository One Step Closer to Licensing

Milestone Move by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission It’s taken two decades and billions of dollars, but the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository project has finally reached a new plateau.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, (NRC) has accepted an application for licensing, and will begin a lengthy process of safety studies, hearings and public meetings. The application

McCain's Nuclear Razzle-Dazzle Fizzles with Inconsistencies

Yucca Mountain, “Yes”; transport waste through my state?, “No”; what Grand Canyon? It’s hard to tell if Senator McCain’s age is catching up with his memory, or if he’s just trying to ride a lot of fences when it comes to nuclear power. The Sierra Club sent out a release today, pointing out the Senator’s

DOE Files Application To Build Nuclear Repository.

As promised in a podcast interview on February 11th, Edward Sproat, manager of the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada, filed a license application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

The Lindberg Report Podcast: Why Has It Taken So Long?

That’s the question I posed to Ward Sproat, the DOE’s manager of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. His agency is in charge of the Yucca Mountain waste repository project in Nevada. This is the classic “Not in my back yard” battle, even more understandable since Nevada was the site of nuclear weapons testing

The Lindberg Report Podcast: Yucca Mountain: The Nevada Case, Part Two

This is the second part of a podcast with Robert Loux, Executive Director of the Agency for Nuclear Projects in Nevada. If you missed the first installment, it’s available at: Yucca Mountain: The Nevada Case Podcast, Part One . In this segment, Loux discusses the Department of Energy‘s regulatory process, falsehoods and other manipulation of

The Lindberg Report Podcast: Massive Layoffs Due at Yucca Mountain

Amid increased activity signaling a possible resurgence of interest in nuclear power facilities, comes word from Nevada that isn’t at all surprising. Ward Sproat, shown in the Las Vegas Review-Journal photo at the left, is director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, and announced Tuesday that Yucca Mountain in Nevada

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