Radioactive tunnel collapse renews safety worries

/ May 11, 2017

Radioactive tunnel collapse renews safety worries

The collapse of a tunnel containing radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear weapons complex in the state of Washington has underscored what critics have long been saying: that the toxic remnants of the Cold War are being stored in haphazard conditions, and time is ...

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Jan 17, 2017

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels.The dispute stems from the Spanish government’s decision in late December to authorize the building of a nuclear waste depot at ...

Law to make Tepco retain money for decommissioning costs

Jan 14, 2017

Law to make Tepco retain money for decommissioning costs

The government plans to legally oblige Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to retain money to cover costs for decommissioning its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Jiji Press has learned.A draft of a bill to revise the law on the Nuclear Damage ...

Nov 19, 2016

Panel increasingly favors drastic Tepco reforms

A panel discussing reforms for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is increasingly seeing a need for the utility to merge its nuclear and power grid operations with those of other companies, the chairman of the panel has said.The panel commissioned by the industry ...

Trump advisers eye Yucca waste dump revival

/ Nov 17, 2016

Trump advisers eye Yucca waste dump revival

The long-stalled plan to stash radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is set to be revived with the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington and the departure of the project’s most ardent Senate opponent, Harry Reid.Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say ...