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WCS attempting to bring high-level radioactive waste to its West Texas dump

It’s official now. Waste Control Specialists wants to expand its low-level radioactive waste dump in Andrews County to include the much more dangerous spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants. Spent fuel rods are classified as high-level waste, and are┬áspecifically … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Barge-mounted nuclear power plant to be dismantled in Galveston, shipped to WCS

The Montgomery County Courier reported Saturday: A World War II-era Liberty ship converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor will be towed from Virginia to Galveston to be scrapped. The refitted Liberty Ship was used for power generation in the sixties: … Continue reading

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New theory about WIPP barrel leak: Trace metals + acidic waste + organic kitty litter = Exothermic reaction. And what does this bad chemistry mean for the treatment of low-level waste in Texas?

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported yesterday: A glove used to process nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory and metallic residue from that process have grabbed the attention of investigators probing the cause of a radiation leak at the … Continue reading

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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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Oilfield filters, fracking sands set off North Dakota landfill radiation monitors

The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday: Filters used to strain wastewater from oil wells that test positive for low-level radiation are being rejected at municipal landfills in the oil patch. Williston landfill operator Brad Septka said since June he’s rejected 23 … Continue reading

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