Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear waste ’

Dear Congress, Please Act to Find a Permanent Solution to the Problem of Nuclear Waste

Oct 19th, 2012 | By

East Lyme Board of Selectmen’s letter asking for action on the issue of long term nuclear waste disposal arrives on the desks of the Connecticut delegation today.

Millstone wants to keep more nuclear waste on-site

Jul 4th, 2012 | By

Millstone Power Station owner Dominion plans to expand its nuclear waste storage capacity more than sevenfold at the 520-acre site of its three nuclear power plants.

Panel urges speedy removal of CT nuclear waste

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s electric utilities and the state’s largest power generator cheered a federal panel’s report urging the U.S. Department of Energy to do what the state advocated for years — remove nuclear waste from Connecticut, rapidly. The federal Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future issued its draft report on July 29, addressing the problem of

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Strontium-90 detected in fish near Vermont Yankee | Burlington Free Press |

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By

A sample of fish taken in 2010 from the Connecticut River, nine miles upstream from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, yielded some eyebrow-raising results that came to light Tuesday. For the first time in 13 fish samples the state has had tested since January 2010, this one showed low levels of the powerful radionuclide strontium-90

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EDITORIAL: Nuclear waste report suppressed

Jun 27th, 2011 | By

Despite years of criticism that the administration of former President George W. Bush altered or suppressed scientific reports that contradict its policies, President Barack Obama has chosen the same path in his opposition to the permanent storage of nuclear waste deep within Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

CT Awarded $40M In Nuclear Waste Dispute

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

A business coalition campaigning for the removal of nuclear waste from Connecticut now has a $40 million court judgment and a key ally in Gov. M. Jodi Rell. But it still has 1,920 metric tons of spent uranium.

Governor Urges Energy Secretary To Reverse Course on Dismantling Yucca Mountain

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Gov. Rell is urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to stop its plans for dismantling operations at Yucca Mountain, the nation’s nuclear waste repository in Nevada, until a pending request to withdraw its license application is legally resolved.

CT Paying Price In Fight Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

  Fed up with 12 years of delays in removing nuclear waste from Connecticut’s power plants, a coalition of business and utilities is demanding the Obama administration reverse its decision undoing three decades of planning for disposing of waste from the country’s nuclear power programs. Connecticut is home to two nuclear power facilities: the active

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