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LINE Commission’s Report on Budget, INL and Nuclear Power

March 5, 2013 – 8:28 pm |

Release of the Idaho Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission’s final report to Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and impending threats to the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) federal funding have made Lane Allgood even more passionate in his defense of the INL in particular and nuclear power in general.

OP ED – The Elephant and Yucca Mountain

January 20, 2013 – 11:35 pm | One Comment
Figure 1: U233 Fuel Cycle

Dealing with the 77,000 tons of accumulated spent fuel from the U.S. civilian nuclear solid fuel energy program is an enormous and unresolved issue. But like most of the world’s problems, the stockpiling of spent nuclear fuel from solid fuel Light Water Reactors (LWR) is the result of a policy choice based on the goals and objectives of a different time – the cold war years. A better alternative was developed and exists, but it was intentionally sidelined and defunded

Yucca Mountain’s Future

September 25, 2012 – 9:04 pm |

The Nuclear Energy Institute’s president and chief executive officer expects a federal appeals court in December to direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to continue the licensing process for the controversial Yucca Mountain high level nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

House Backs Revival of Yucca Repository

June 8, 2012 – 8:27 am |

 WASHINGTON – The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to restore a slice of funding for the Yucca Mountain repository, signaling it remains unhappy with President Barack Obama’s decision to terminate the nuclear waste …

Court of Appeals Rebukes DOE on Nuclear Waste Fund Fee

June 4, 2012 – 9:58 am |

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to justify continued payments by consumers of electricity from nuclear power plants into the Nuclear Waste …

Nuclear Waste Management’s Future: John Kotek Discusses the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future’s Conclusions

April 30, 2012 – 9:46 pm |

Getting past state-versus-federal rights objections ultimately will be the most challenging aspect of charting a new course for managing the nation’s nuclear waste, the former staff director for the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future says, explaining the commission’s recommendations in its final January 2012 report.

Sen. Murkowski’s Opening Statement on Nuclear Fuel Storage Report

February 5, 2012 – 11:44 am |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued the following opening statement at today’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission’s report on what to do about America’s …

Panel Highlights Alarming Lack of National Plan for U.S. Nuclear Waste

January 27, 2012 – 5:03 am | Comments Off

Daniel Stone analyzes the Blue Ribbon Commissions findings in The Daily Beast, summarizing by saying “A U.S. government panel concludes that the handling of radioactive waste from all 104 American nuclear plants is “damaging and …

Nuke Us: Meet The Town That Wants America’s Worst Nuclear Waste

January 26, 2012 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off

“…Unlike thousands of other places in America, where the thought of trucking in barrels of radioactive garbage from atomic weapons plants would lead to marches, face paint and, invariably, pandering politicians (witness Nevada’s stalled Yucca …

Panel: U.S. nuclear waste problem can be managed

January 25, 2012 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

A trio of groups in the nuclear energy industry or policy arena are urging the Obama administration and Congress to take a hard look at waste management reforms, specifically by taking action on recommendations to …