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Savannah River Site Becoming World’s Nuclear Dumping Ground, despite Safety Risks

(APN) ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is close to finalizing plans to accept highly radioactive commercial spent nuclear fuel from Germany to be deposited at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, according to news reports that were buried deeper than the plutonium itself.     However, it is not only Germany that is sending, or […]

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(IPS) Waste Issue Halts U.S. Nuclear Reactor Licensing

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/waste-issue-halts-u-s-nuclear-reactor-licensing/ ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug 9 2012 (IPS) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees commercial nuclear power enterprises, has halted the issuance of all new nuclear reactor licensing decisions after a court ruling citing the failure of industry and government to identify an acceptable solution for the long-term storage of […]

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