`Enough,' says America's No. 1 nuclear dump

July 1994
U.S. News & World Report;7/11/94, Vol. 117 Issue 2, p18
Reports that for 23 years, South Carolina has been the final resting place for nearly two thirds of America's low-level nuclear waste, but now it has had enough. Decision of Chem-Nuclear Systems' Barnwell County landfill to shut its doors to waste from all but eight states; Scramble nationwide to set up permanent disposal sites for radioactive trash; Pile up of irradiated garbage at hundreds of private and public entities.


Related Articles

  • Leak sheds light on Yucca Mountain. Myers, Dennis // Las Vegas Business Press;12/10/2001, Vol. 18 Issue 50, p5 

    Comments on the plan of the U.S. government to bury nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Question on the suitability of the mountain for the plan; Opposition of environmentalists to the plan; Failure of the government to ask local opinion on the issue.

  • Where's that dump, anyway? Myers, Dennis // Las Vegas Business Press;06/29/98, Vol. 15 Issue 26, p4 

    Opinion. Focuses on the debate regarding Nevada's acceptance of a nuclear waste dump situated at the Yucca Mountain. Reason for the opposition to the nuclear project; Efforts of government officials to prevent the initiation of the project; Factors pushing the need for a nuclear waste dump.

  • Superfund: Voluntary programs facilitate cleanups and redevelopment.  // Spectrum: Journal of State Government;Fall97, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p10 

    Presents information on the effectiveness of voluntary state cleanup programs in the United States. Information on the reduction in cost and in the length of time of programs; Details on the hazardous waste sites that the states clean up; Reason for the reduction in cost. INSET: Successful...

  • Ohio plant leaks radioactive uranium.  // Newsweek;5/20/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 20, p33 

    Ohio plant leaks radioactive uranium dust into the air and water. The Feed Materials Production Center in Fernald, Ohio, operating since the 1950s, has leaked over 100 tons of material, with 337 tons unaccounted for. Part of the plant has been closed under DOE investigation. Senator John...

  • States may not change Superfund remedies. Figura, Susannah Zak // Occupational Hazards;Apr97, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p62 

    Reports on a federal court ruling in Missouri preventing state authorities from imposing cleanup remedy selections which are more stringent than those ordered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Decision on lawsuit filed by the Independent Petrochemical Corp. regarding a Superfund site...

  • The wasting of Nevada. Davis, J.A. // Sierra;Jul/Aug88, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p30 

    A report on action in Congress that resulted in Nevada's Yucca Mountain being chosen as the one and only permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste. Congressional actions; Nevada's and others' reactions; Amount and types of waste; Transportation; Questions about safety and storage.

  • YUCCA GETS THE PRESIDENTIAL NOD.  // Electric Perspectives;May/Jun2002, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p12 

    Reports on the decision of the U.S. government to approve Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a permanent site for high-level nuclear waste storage. Reason for the approval; Tonnage of nuclear spent fuel being stored at various reactors in the U.S.

  • House committee OKs Nev. nuclear site plan. Geiselman, Bruce // Waste News;4/29/2002, Vol. 7 Issue 27, p7 

    Reports the decision of the House committee to support the plan of the Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn to veto the federal government proposal to turn Yucca Mountain as nuclear waste site. Effect of nuclear waste storage on health; Danger of radioactive waste; Protection of children from...

  • Nevada's quest not to get dumped on. Goodrich, Lawrence J. // Christian Science Monitor;4/10/97, Vol. 89 Issue 94, p4 

    Reports that Democrat senators Harry Reid and Richard Bryan, are fighting to keep Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, from becoming a nuclear storage site. When Congress decided the Yucca Mountain should be a permanent storage site; Who is legally liable for storing the waste; Nevada's experience with...

  • Site treatment plant delayed. Powers, Mary Buckner // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/25/95, Vol. 235 Issue 26, p18 

    Focuses on the delayed construction of a nuclear waste vitrification plant at a former uranium enrichment site in Fernald, Ohio. Pressure of Superfund-imposed deadlines on construction; Mistakes in designing portions of the project.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics