Sources: Uranium task force to recommend buying local | Former uranium processing site collapses into the Detroit River | West Valley cleanup funding bill awaits Trump's signature
December 5, 2019
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Sources: Uranium task force to recommend buying local
The White House's Nuclear Fuel Working Group is expected to recommend that the federal government, including the Defense Department and the Energy Department, purchase more uranium from domestic suppliers, sources say. The effort reportedly could include creating a new national uranium stockpile.
BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (12/4) 
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Former uranium processing site collapses into the Detroit River
Part of the former Revere Copper and Brass site in southwest Detroit, which was subcontracted under the Manhattan Project and later constructed uranium rods, collapsed into the Detroit River, raising uranium and radiation concerns. Some drinking water intake lines for the City of Detroit are just downriver from the site.
Windsor Star (Ontario) (12/5) 
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West Valley cleanup funding bill awaits Trump's signature
The Senate has passed legislation to reauthorize the cleanup of the Energy Department's West Valley Demonstration Project in New York state. The bill, which authorizes $75 million a year through 2026, still needs President Donald Trump's signature to become law.
Olean Times Herald (N.Y.) (12/4) 
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Judge dismisses San Onofre nuclear waste lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit seeking to stop the transfer of spent nuclear fuel and waste from storage pools to concrete storage cavities at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant. About 3.6 million pounds of spent fuel remains at the facility awaiting permanent storage.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (12/4) 
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Waste Management/D&D
GE Hitachi to dismantle reactor at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has received a contract to participate in the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts. GE Hitachi will work on the dismantlement, segmentation and packing of Pilgrim's internal reactor sections and the reactor pressure vessel.
ExchangeMonitor (tiered subscription model) (12/4) 
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EDF's Cruas 2 NPP yet to clear quake safety probe
French utility Electricite de France says its Cruas 2 nuclear power plant is expected to stay offline through at least Dec. 7 while the French nuclear safety authority ASN continues to do a safety check following a Nov. 11 earthquake.
Reuters (12/4) 
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Bulgaria, Russia extend nuclear fuel supply contract
Bulgaria's state-owned Kozloduy nuclear power plant has extended through 2025 its contract to receive nuclear fuel supplied by Russia's TVEL. The two Soviet-made 1,000 MW nuclear reactors at Kozloduy are expected to run until 2047 and 2051, respectively.
Reuters (12/4) 
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