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COVID fades, workforce issues and interest in new nuclear generate WMS buzz
PHOENIX – With 2,700 participants walking through the sprawling Phoenix Convention Center, many of them young people hunting work in the nuclear industry, and hardly anybody wearing a mask, it’s easy to forget that three years ago, while the Waste Management Symposia was in session, the Work Health Organization declared the the 2019 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. This year, COVID-19 seems a mostly distant memory. In panels and discussions here, the respiratory illness came up from time-to-time in passing — often in the context of pandemic-era weight gain, returning to office work after prolonged telecommuting or dealing with supply chain problems. A more common topic this year was the need…
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UCOR boss touts progress on taking down aging structures at Y-12, Oak Ridge Lab
PHOENIX —One year into its new 10-year deal at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Site in Tennessee, Amentum-led United Cleanup Oak Ridge has finished demolishing some key structures at the Y-12 National Security Complex, the remediation prime’s CEO said…
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Liquid-waste roundup: Hanford glass unlikely in 2023; Small IWTU leak; Salt waste behind pace
PHOENIX —The chances of the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington state making its first glass from radioactive tank waste by Dec. 31, 2023 is “very low” but reaching that milestone during 2024 is doable, site manager Brian Vance…
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Despite opportunity for Palisades restart in second round of plant bailouts, Holtec exploring other options 
Even as the Department of Energy this week opened the door for a shuttered Michigan nuclear plant to qualify for its billion-dollar bailout program, the company aiming to restart the facility said it would look for federal funding elsewhere. Holtec…
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Livermore director testifies to Congress about ‘significant’ promise of ‘feasible’ fusion energy
The technology that powers the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s main nuclear-weapon testing center is a viable bedrock for a nuclear fusion power plant, the lab’s director testified Tuesday in Congress. Based on data available today from Livermore’s National Ignition Facility…
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