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No DOE Cleanup Sites Entering Third Stage of Restart as COVID Cases Climb
The number of active cases of COVID-19 among Energy Department nuclear cleanup personnel rose substantially this week, and some industry sources suspect this is slowing a return to normal operations at former Cold War and Manhattan Project sites. There were 94 active cases as of Thursday within the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) complex, a representative. The count at the end of the previous week was 66. The DOE nuclear remediation office does not release numbers for total novel coronavirus 2019 infections dating to the beginning of the pandemic here in early 2020. Two workers within the EM complex have died: An employee of the management contractor at the…
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House to Take Up DOE Funding in Appropriations Minibus
The House of Representatives is scheduled this week to debate its $49.6 billion energy and water appropriations legislation as part of a larger seven-bill spending “minibus” for fiscal 2021. The House’s posted floor schedule for the week does not provide…
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Senate Passes Fiscal 2021 NDAA by Wide Margin
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 86-14 to pass its $740.5-billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2021, which now faces a conference committee to iron out differences between it and the House version of the defense policy bill passed…
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Ohio House Speaker, 4 Others Charged With Racketeering in Nuclear Bailout
By John Stang The Ohio Legislature’s speaker of the House and four others have been charged with funneling roughly $60 million in bribes and illegal contributions to a three-year secret campaign to subsidize two financially struggling nuclear power plants in…
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House, Senate NDAAs Pass With Bipartisan Support; Trump Threatens Veto
The House and Senate approved their respective versions of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act with bipartisan votes this week, supporting the Trump administration’s requested funding for nuclear-weapon operations at the Department of Energy. However, President Donald Trump threatened to…
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