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The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
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Energy Fuels has commenced production at three of its permitted and developed uranium mines in Arizona and Utah in response to strong market conditions. The company also expects to begin production at two additional mines in Colorado and Wyoming within a year.

Date: Saturday, 23 December 2023
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A US appeals court has cancelled a licence granted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to a company planning construction of a temporary nuclear waste storage facility in Andrews County, western Texas. The New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals found that NRC lacked the authority under federal law to issue permits for private, temporary nuclear waste storage sites.

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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The US federal government and companies responsible for nuclear weapons production and atomic waste storage sites in the St Louis area in the mid-20th century were aware of health risks, spills, improperly stored contaminants and other problems but often ignored them, according to documents recently reviewed by The Associated Press (AP). AP, which is investigating the situation, says it receives support from the Walton Family Foundation for coverage of water and environmental policy.

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2023
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US-based Holtec International has received the final licence from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for construction and operation of a facility in Lea County, southeast New Mexico, that will temporarily store nuclear waste from NPPs across the USA. The HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF). It will be built on land provided by the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance (ELEA), a regional economic development authority in Southeast New Mexico. Holtec said this was “the culmination of an eight-year process” of an “inherently safe below-ground storage system called the HI-STORM UMAX”.

Date: Friday, 12 May 2023
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The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management achieved most of its goals for calendar year 2022, with all but three of the priorities on its mission "scorecard" for the year complete or partially complete. All six of its primary mission areas have received increased funding under the recently enacted budget for fiscal 2023.

Date: Saturday, 14 January 2023
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US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun emplacing defence-related transuranic (TRU) waste in Panel 8 of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
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The first transuranic waste has been placed in a new panel at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. Meanwhile, the capacity of a landfill disposal facility for waste and radioactively contaminated debris from decontamination and demolition work at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to be increased.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
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Shipments of nuclear waste from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) site in eastern Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad in New Mexico have resumed following three episodes that caused New Mexico officials to suspend them. A DOE official has told Idaho officials that the New Mexico Environment Department had approved shipments from the 2,300 km2 site, which includes the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
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