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Judges question NRC authority to license interim storage; cast shadow over ISP site in Texas, dry storage pads across the U.S. 
In oral arguments this week, two federal appeals judges appeared skeptical of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s power to license commercial storage of spent nuclear fuel.  Those two judges, by themselves, have the power to undo the commission’s September 2021 license of Interim Storage Partners’ (ISP) proposed spent-fuel storage site in Andrews County, Texas, which by itself could fit about half of the spent fuel now stored at multitudes of U.S. power plants — plants with fuel storage facilities that could be caught in the crossfire if the Fifth Circuit strikes down ISP’s license. Seeking to keep ISP out of its backyard, the state has invoked June’s blockbuster Supreme Court decision,…
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The prime contractor for the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is investigating two separate incidents where technical safety requirement violations occurred at the disposal facility for defense-related transuranic waste, a spokesperson said late Wednesday. The…
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California Senate passes Diablo Canyon lifeline
California lawmakers this week passed an eleventh-hour bill that, if signed into law, would help keep the Golden State’s last operating nuclear power plant running into the next decade. The state Senate passed the proposed measure 31-1 late on Wednesday…
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W80-4 is only nuclear warhead refurb seeing big delays from pandemic, NNSA official says
An air-launched cruise missile warhead was not the only major civilian nuclear-weapons program slowed by COVID-19 supply chain snafus, but it was the only one drastically affected by the pandemic response, a senior government official said Tuesday. “I wouldn’t say…
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