The Hanford nuclear site in Washington has completed the transfer of underwater radioactive sludge near the Columbia River to dry storage 400 yards away. The project cost less than expected and beat its deadline, said Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
Remaining litigation related to the V.C. Summer project will be handled by Jean Toal, a former South Carolina Supreme Court chief justice. One such case is between Santee Cooper and electric cooperatives.
The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed a $49 billion Energy Department spending bill that did not include spending for Yucca Mountain, the proposed repository in Nevada. The Trump administration sought $130 million to restart the Yucca licensing process.
All nuclear reactors in Japan should be shut down, said environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi. However, industry minister Isshu Sugawara said having no nuclear energy "is, at the moment and in the future, not realistic."
Take advantage of early bird pricing for the 2019 ANS Winter Meeting
Make plans to be a part of this unique opportunity to learn about the latest research and findings in nuclear science and technology. The meeting takes place Nov. 17-21 in Washington, D.C. Register online by Oct. 31 and save $150 with early bird rates. ANS members save up to an additional $200 more than non-members. Learn more.