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DOE's Spent Fuel Strategy: Disappointing for Nuclear Advocates

January 17, 2013 by Steve Skutnik

There is a hallowed tradition in Washington known as the "Friday Document Dump," in which news and announcements the government wishes to bury are strategically timed for Friday afternoons. The Obama Administration's Blue Ribbon Panel response, released on Friday, seem to "lay out the next set of milestones for the nation's spent fuel management program to miss." What a disappointment.[read more]

Areva US CEO Jacques Besnainou Talks Shop

December 20, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Recent decisions by Luc Oursel on capital spending top the list of discussion issues Jacques BesnainouJacques Besnainou, the CEO of U.S. Areva, based in Bethesda, MD, told a group of nuclear energy bloggers in an telephone conference call Dec 19 that the time line for getting the capital to begin the construction phase of the Eagle Rock...[read more]

Failure to Launch

May 19, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Blue Ribbon Commission opts for conventional wisdom A federal advisory committee on the future management of spent nuclear fuel has labored long to get it hands wrapped around the issue. This week the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC) issued a series of draft recommendations. While some of them document obvious...[read more]


Dysfunctional Anti Nuke Waste Strategy Increases Nuclear Risk

April 5, 2011 by David Lewis
Image: ragesoss via Flickr

Back in the 1970s when he led the anti nuclear movement in the US, Ralph Nader helped conceive the strategy to "constipate" the nuclear industry.  The plan was to convince the public that nuclear waste was impossible to dispose of safely, and therefore, the nuclear power industry should be phased out.  This kind of adversarial...[read more]

Navy nukes extend Idaho role

June 8, 2008 by Dan Yurman

A long term agreement with the U.S. Navy will keep them anchored on the Idaho desert beyond 2035 A new agreement between the State of Idaho and the U.S. Navy settles a long-term issue for both parties, which is what happens after the current agreement is done in 2035. The answer is life goes on with the Navy continuing its operations at...[read more]