In an interview with Japan's Asahi Shimbun, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane urged nations looking to develop nuclear power to plan for disposal of nuclear waste before starting generation.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A truck carrying an extremely dangerous radioactive substance stolen in central Mexico has been found empty, a Mexican nuclear official said Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency had said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An IAEA statement earlier in the day said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Entergy's Waterford 3 nuclear plant in New Orleans has safeguards in place to withstand severe natural disasters and is in the processing of installing measures to prevent a core meltdown, The Times-Picayune reports.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden still hopes to bring a nuclear waste disposal bill to a committee vote this month, aides said Tuesday, but the calendar and technical details could push the bill into next year.
A spokeswoman for Wyden, D-Ore., said he intends to hold a voting session on the Nuclear Waste Administration Act after senators return to Washington Monday, but no date had been set.
Ontario has decided to defer any increase in its nuclear capacity, according to the province’s new long-term energy plan, a move which Platts says puts any new construction at Darlington on hold and delays refurbishment projects.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane will travel to Japan this week to headline a spent nuclear fuel conference and plans to meet with South Korean and Japanese leaders on nuclear energy, National Journal reports.
Between the cost of the Yucca Mountain repository and damages owed to nuclear power utilities for nuclear waste collection fees, the federal government's slow action on nuclear waste storage is expected to cost at least $38 billion, Politico reports.
South Carolina has threatened to impose $154 million in fines against the federal government if the Energy Department can't meet its schedule to clean up the Savannah River Site by 2023, The New York Times reports.
A cartoon advertisement by the American Petroleum Institute poking fun at the anti-Keystone XL camp of cowboys and Native Americans in Washington this week has drawn fire from some of the protest participants, FuelFix reports.
Lawmakers from North Dakota’s congressional delegation discussed oil train safety with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as he visited the site of last year’s derailment and explosion in Casselton, The Hill reports.
Polls released Thursday by the American Petroleum Institute and the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found support among U.S. voters for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.