Michael Collins USA TODAY Published 9:36 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — The federal government’s dormant plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is showing signs of life amid a new push by the Trump administration and some members of Congress to revive the long-delayed project. But opponents, including Nevada’s two senators, already are mobilizing to halt the project’s momentum, again casting doubts on the nation’s efforts to establish a nuclear waste repository. “Nevada does not want to turn into a nuclear waste dump, and as long as I’m in the U.S. Senate, I’ll make sure that Yucca Mountain remains dead,” said Sen. Dean Heller, a Nevada Republican who is facing a tough re-election challenge this fall. The House voted 340-72 last month to direct the Department of Energy to resume the licensing process for a nuclear waste facility in Yucca Mountain, a remote section of the Mojave Desert that sits … [Read more...] about Congress works to revive long-delayed plan to store nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain
ČTK | 23 May 2018 Prague, May 22 (CTK) - The Prague Municipal Court has met a complaint by environmental activists against the nuclear waste storage operating in the complex of the Temelin nuclear plant, south Bohemia, and cancelled the offices' respective decisions, court spokeswoman Marketa Puci told CTK on Tuesday. The verdict has taken effect and the the Regional Development Ministry and the South Bohemia Regional Office must deal with the matter again. The court concluded that the impact of serious accidents had not been sufficiently assessed in the process of the environmental impact assessment. Another reason to annul the offices' decisions was the violation of the procedural rights of the complainant, the environmental association (V havarijni zone jaderne elektrarny Temelin), in the proceedings before administrative bodies. The nuclear waste repository in Temelin has been working since 2010. It was filled up to one-fifth at the beginning of this year. The … [Read more...] about Activists succeed with complaint against nuclear waste storage
North West Wales 6 November 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41859751 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel How the £10bn Wylfa Newydd power station would manage and dispose of nuclear waste is the subject of a consultation.It will look at how the station on Anglesey would discharge, transfer and dispose … [Read more...] about Nuclear waste scrutiny for Wylfa plans
Tory ministers were slammed after they refused to rule out burying nuclear waste under national parks. The government’s statement was branded “absolutely shocking” by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas. It comes more than five years after Cumbria County Council rejected a bid for an underground storage unit under the Lake District. Since then ministers have continued their search for a home for the Geological Disposal Facility. Labour peer Lord Judd asked ministers to promise national parks, protected areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be excluded from the search. But energy minister Lord Henley said he was “not excluding” those areas yet while a National Policy Statement is finalised. He insisted: “Development for a Geological Disposal Facility should only be consented in nationally designated areas in exceptional circumstances and where it would be in the public interest to do so. “Even if such development were consented, … [Read more...] about Tory ministers refuse to rule out burying nuclear waste under national parks
Romney Marsh could become the country’s first nuclear waste site.Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC) has asked the Government for more information on its Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).The proposal, to build a radioactive waste site the size of 22 Wembley Stadiums up to 1,000m underground in the UK, is currently out to consultation with councils.Stored in concrete or metal containers for 120 years, the site would be sealed off and left to become safe over thousands of years.And district Cllr David Godfrey, cabinet member for special projects “would feel comfortable” with it on the marsh.He has asked the Government for more details and how communities could engage with the project.“I find it dismissive how people who live with nuclear power on their doorsteps are so opposed to having what appears to be an intrinsically safe method of storage.“Personally I’m quite comfortable with it.“We need some more information on this, it … [Read more...] about Kent to house nuclear waste site?