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NorthStar Group Services has removed the Vallecitos boiling water reactor (VBWR) from the GEH Vallecitos Nuclear Centre in California and has delivered it for disposal to the Texas facility of its affiliate, Waste Control Specialists (WCS). The privately owned VBWR operated from 1957 to 1963 at the Vallecitos Nuclear Centre (VNC) in Alameda County some 48 km east of San Francisco. The VBWR was the first NPP to deliver significant quantities of electricity to a public utility grid and the first NPP to receive an operating licence issued by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

Date: Friday, 17 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnorthstar-completes-removal-and-shipment-of-vallecitos-boiling-water-reactor-11304924

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has updated its “By the Numbers” series of publications that track progress at clean-up sites using accessible and clear infographics. They provide facts and figures on each major EM site, plus the Savannah River National Laboratory. Each site page also discusses expected achievement over the coming decade. These are described in more detail in the Strategic Vision 2023-2033.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-updates-clean-up-statistics-10998867

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-cleanup-mission-looks-to-build-on-2022-success

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-emplaces-waste-at-new-panel-in-wipp-and-expands-idaho-disposal-facility-10384419

Tularosa Basin Range Services (TBRS) has been awarded a contract worth up to about USD3 billion by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) to manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transuranic waste disposal site in New Mexico. The contract replaces that held by Nuclear Waste Partnership, which expires at the end of September.

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bechtel-affiliate-awarded-WIPP-management-contract

The US Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Environmental Management (EM) has released its Strategic Vision outlining goals for 2022-2032 focused on safety, environmental clean-up priorities, innovation, and improved performance.

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-reveals-blueprint-for-clean-up-over-the-coming-decade-9540463

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has set out its key priorities for 2022 as it pursues its mission to achieve the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from decades of US nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-agency-sets-out-2022-cleanup-priorities

Japan said on 1 April that it will give up more of its highly enriched uranium (HEU) in a bid to tighten control over unused nuclear material. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington of a new plan to remove HEU from the Kyoto University Critical Assembly in Osaka Prefecture, in addition to a similar pledge made in the previous meeting of the biennial summit in 2014.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapan-to-transfer-more-nuclear-material-to-usa-4857089

US President Barack Obama wants to scrap the Department of Energy's project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina that was designed to take plutonium no longer needed for nuclear weapons and turn it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Obama-seeks-to-terminate-MOX-project-at-Savannah-R

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