DOE Orders Hotter Nuke Waste Canisters At Savannah River

Lobsenz, George
April 2010
Energy Daily;4/29/2010, Issue 80, p2
The article reports on the order by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Savannah River Site contractors to increase the amount of plutonium mixed into high-level radioactive nuclear waste canister. The decision is in accordance with the DOE's application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build and operate Yucca Mountain. DOE has rejected complaints from South Carolina and Washington that it would violate federal law if it assumes authority to scrap the nuclear waste repository project.


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