SC settles lawsuit over plutonium waste for record $600M

“According to a release, under the terms of the settlement, the Dept. of Energy remains obligated to remove the plutonium by 2037.” BY: Alexx Altman-Devilbiss | wpde.com COLUMBIA, S.C (WPDE) — Attorney General Alan Wilson Monday announced the...

Experts Call for Firm Age Limit on Plutonium Weapons

What’s the lifespan of a nuke’s “pit” anyway? BY: JOE GOULD | defensenews.com Experts are pleading with Congress to get a firm age limit on plutonium cores of U.S. nuclear weapons. A specific plutonium isotope powers nuclear weapons, but...

NV Governor and AG speak against DOE plutonium shipment

kolotv.com | RENO January 30th, 2019 See video of news conference by governor & attorney general of Nevada, angry about DOE’s secret shipment of plutonium from SRS to NV, with SRS Watch comments: https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/505096611.html Filings by State of Nevada in Nevada...

MOX / Plutonium Disposition

July 11, 2017. SRS Watch reports: U.S. DOE Documents Obtained via FOIA Request Confirm "Mission Need" to Expand "Dilute and Dispose" Method of Plutonium Disposition at Savannah River Site, Replacing MOX U.S. Department of Energy documents confirm...

WIPP faces security, space challenges

The experts are recommending the Energy Department conduct an environmental review to consider the full effects of the plan on the repository, which plays a key role in the nation’s multibillion-dollar program to clean up Cold War-era...

Nuclear Watch New Mexico in the Media

2018 Media NMED And EM-LA Present FY2019 Legacy Cleanup Priorities In Community Meeting Los Alamos Reporter, Dec 1, 2018, By Marie O’Neill Under public comment, Jay Coghlan, director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico confronted the two DOE...

BY THAD MOORE tmoore@postandcourier.com About this series This article is the second part in “Lethal Legacy,” The Post and Courier’s investigation into the nation’s plans for disposing of plutonium, the dangerous metal that triggers nuclear weapons. This...

New Mexico has enough nuclear waste

We cannot not let the U.S. Department of Energy and the out-of-state nuclear waste generators turn New Mexico into the nuclear waste capital of the United States. BY GEORGE ANASTAS & LOKESH CHATURVEDI | santafenewmexican.com Nuclear waste...

US suspends low-level radioactive waste shipments to Nevada

BY SCOTT SONNER | time.com (RENO, Nev.) — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged multiple shipments of low-level radioactive waste to a site north of Las Vegas...

Nuke Waste Destined to Remain

BY COLIN DEMAREST | thetandd.com  Aiken Standard: ‘I’m not confident at all’: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham casts real doubt on Energy Department GREENVILLE — South Carolina’s senior senator, who often stumps for the Savannah River Site, has little faith in...

Permit Changes at WIPP Face Challenges

By Mark Oswald | Journal Staff Writer abqjournal.com | Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 12:01am U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is encouraging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s new administration to reconsider a state government decision made just before she took office...

More Nuclear Waste Coming to New Mexico

Albuquerque Journal By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 12:01am U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is encouraging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s new administration to reconsider a state government decision made just before she...

An inspector monitors radiations around containers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2003 prior to shipping nuclear waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. New Mexican file photo; Drums of transuranic waste are stored inside...

An inspector monitors radiations around containers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2003 prior to shipping nuclear waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. New Mexican file photo; Drums of transuranic waste are stored inside...

Self-reported violations at LANL increase three-fold in a year

By Sarah Halasz Graham An 85-gallon drum of radioactive waste leaked into its secondary container. Nearly two dozen waste containers were either mislabeled or not labeled at all. Officials failed to conduct mandated hazardous waste inspections. During...

Savannah River Site

Description and Current Mission The Savannah River Site (SRS) occupies some 300 sq-mi of south-central South Carolina along the Savannah River between the towns of Barnwell and Aiken. The city of Augusta, Georgia is fifteen miles northwest...

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