Tag Archives: reprocessing

Japan to close only nuclear reprocessing facility

The next time some idiot tells you that the United States should get into the nuclear reprocessing business, tell them this: Japan is closing its only reprocessing facility because it’s too expensive to be done safely. According to an article … Continue reading

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DOE wants your opinion on a really stupid idea

South Carolina’s Aiken Standard reported today: The public is invited to give input on Tuesday on the possibility of German nuclear spent fuel landing at the Savannah River Site. The public meeting, hosted by the Department of Energy, is based … Continue reading

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Potential worker exposure to nuclear material in Belgium and in Wyoming

The World Nuclear News reported this morning on two accidents involving nuclear materials:   Separate spillages of nuclear materials at facilities in Belgium and the USA appear to have been without radiological impact, although personnel involved in both incidents are undergoing … Continue reading

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WNN summary of French reprocessing explosion

World Nuclear News published this a little while ago: Explosion at French waste site 12 September 2011  A worker was killed today by an explosion in a furnace used to prepare contaminated metal for disposal.  Details of the event come … Continue reading

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Explosion at French nuclear facility kills 1, injures 4

Earlier today, there was an explosion at the Marcoule nuclear facility in southern France. As the Los Angeles Times reported within the last hour: At least one person was killed and four injured when a furnace exploded Monday at the … Continue reading

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