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IWTU start-up resumes in Idaho after December delay
The Department of Energy and its cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory this week resumed warming up a major facility to treat sodium-bearing radioactive waste, an agency spokesperson said. “Warmup resumed earlier this week,” the DOE spokesperson said in response to an Exchange Monitor inquiry. The agency has said previously the heat-up should take about 10 days, which would point to operational startup around the end of next week. Jacobs-led Idaho Environmental Coalition completed “minor repairs” to the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) and “resumed the heat-up process in anticipation of beginning radiological operations this winter,” a DOE spokesperson said via email Thursday. Repairs to valves within the facility’s…
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New Mexico legislature again aiming to block Holtec CISF
The New Mexico legislature will again try to legally prohibit Holtec International from building an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the state, according to a bill filed this week. The legislation, introduced Wednesday by state Sen. Jeff…
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Major NNSA plutonium-disposal program sends out first shipment for burial
In a demonstration of its largest domestic program to reduce stocks of weaponizable nuclear material, the National Nuclear Security Administration in December shipped deweaponized plutonium out of South Carolina for permanent disposal, the agency said recently. It was a proof-of-concept…
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