Category Archives: Radioactive waste

Cajon Pass wildfire could pose threat to radioactive waste shipment

It is very difficult to determine if the Cajon Pass wildfire on I-15 in California poses a threat to the truck hauling a 797,000-pound piece of a radioactive steel from a steam generator from the San Onofre nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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Radioactive waste moving through Southern California on way to Utah

  One of the selling points when Waste Control Specialists made its case to the Texas Legislature for permission to build a low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas was that most low-level waste is innocuous, consisting largely of what … Continue reading

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Yet another installment of: “Is it just me, or is this a stunningly stupid idea?”

World Nuclear News reported today: The hull of SKB’s new ship for transporting used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been launched. Once outfitted, the M/S Sigrid is set to enter service in 2013, serving as a linchpin in Sweden’s … Continue reading

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Department of Energy confirms new radioactive waste leak at Hanford; incident raises questions about safety of nuclear waste storage in West Texas

The Kansas City Star reported last Tuesday: The Department of Energy has confirmed that its oldest double-shell tank is actively leaking radioactive and hazardous chemical waste from its inner shell. DOE made the announcement Monday after a video inspection of … Continue reading

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Radioactive waste transportation accident in Nebraska

The Lincoln (NB) Journal Star reported yesterday: A stretch of Nebraska 2 in east Lincoln was closed to traffic for several hours Saturday after a container of radioactive waste slid into the sleeper cab of a flatbed trailer that was … Continue reading

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Another installment of: “Is it just me, or is this a stunningly stupid idea?” Exxon plans to drill in area where Soviets dumped nuclear waste

  Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Tuesday:   The Kara Sea, a body of Arctic waters so remote that the Soviet Union used it as an atomic- waste dump for more than 25 years, has become the focus of an environmental … Continue reading

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Federal panel recommends expanding coverage for Washington state nuclear workers exposed to radiation

The Washington state newspaper Tri-City Herald reported yesterday: A compensation program for ill nuclear workers won key approval Tuesday to ease rules for $150,000 payments to additional Hanford workers or their survivors. A federal advisory board meeting in Santa Fe, … Continue reading

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