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Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes are trying to better explain their intentions to South Dakota residents after getting rebuffed in North Dakota over concerns that waste might eventually be stored there. Battelle, a nonprofit group hired to manage the U.S. Department of Energy project, is ...

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Panel to discuss radiation hazards during New Mexico hearing

Panel to discuss radiation hazards during New Mexico hearing

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Independent regulators are visiting New Mexico to discuss the radiation hazards of storing radioactive waste as Los Alamos National Laboratory while the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste dump remains closed. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board also plans to address safety problems at the lab during a public hearing Tuesday evening in Santa Fe. ...

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Containing Fukushima’s radioactive water may be 9-year fight

Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight

TOKYO (AP) — After battling radioactive water leaks for five years at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, the utility that ran it says it will need another four to finish the job. “We will bring an end to the problem by 2020,” says Yuichi Okamura, who led the Tokyo Electric Power Co. team dealing with water at Fukushima from ...

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Time is short to avert shale industry’s imminent radioactive dilemma

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Debate surrounding the health effects of hydraulic fracturing tends to center around a few figurehead issues. The potential for oil spills from wells or pipelines, air and noise pollution from drilling activities and contamination of underground drinking water supplies often dominate the conversation, prompting ill-informed standoffs between a public concerned for its safety and ...

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Time is short to avert shale industry’s imminent radioactive dilemma

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Debate surrounding the health effects of hydraulic fracturing tends to center around a few figurehead issues. The potential for oil spills from wells or pipelines, air and noise pollution from drilling activities and contamination of underground drinking water supplies often dominate the conversation, prompting ill-informed standoffs between a public concerned for its safety and ...

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Bill would keep other states’ radioactive fracking waste out of Michigan

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Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states’ dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping ...

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ND Radioactive waste regulations being carried out

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Bismarck Tribune reporter Lauren Donovan reported today that recent inspections of oil and saltwater disposal wells found that companies have been adhering to new filter sock regulations. Regulations put into place last spring carry a June 1st implementation date. They require companies to have special containers for filter socks on every site. This regulation ...

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Landfill expansion aims to provide full range of disposal services to oil and gas industries

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By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Max Environmental Technologies, an Upper St. Clair firm that operates two landfills and provides half a dozen other services to the oil and gas industry, is planning a major expansion at its Bulger waste disposal site in Washington County. The new project, which is still several years from breaking ground, would cost about $20 ...

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Radioactivity in nuke plant water draws inspection

Stephen Singer | Associated Press WATERFORD, Conn. — Federal regulators began an inspection of Connecticut’s nuclear power plant Monday, more than a week after a power failure forced both units to shut down and water was found to be slightly radioactive. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it’s examining the response by Millstone Power Station to the May 25 outage that ...

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Taxpayers will foot bill for Noonan cleanup

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(NORTH DAKOTA) — It will cost North Dakota taxpayers $12,600 to clean up the mess of radioactive filter socks and other debris discovered last month in a dilapidated gas station in the tiny town of Noonan. The state Health Department said Monday it will hire one of only two companies licensed by North Dakota to handle radioactive waste to remove ...

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