Citations with the tag: RADIOACTIVE waste sites
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- High-level waste, low-level logic.
Shrader-Frechette, Kristin // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov/Dec1994, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p40
Highlights the political hindrances to the building of a facility for the permanent geological disposal of radioactive waste and spent fuel from nuclear reactors in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Opposition from Nevadans; Requirements for storage; Risk assessments.
- Immaculate incapsulation?
Shrader-Frechette, Kristin // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov/Dec1994, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p8
Highlights a seminar on radiation for journalists in Texas. Consideration of the state as site for disposal of radioactive wastes; Claims regarding the safety of radioactive waste.
- A concerned community.
Powell, Nancy // EPA Journal; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p31
Focuses on investigation details made for the plutonium leakage of the Maxey Flats Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site in Kentucky. Purchase of the property under clandestine terms; Types of cancer-causing radionucleotides contained in the site; Selection of investigating groups to verify...
- Ward Valley debate rolls on.
Powell, Nancy // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 07/28/97, Vol. 239 Issue 4, p16
Reports on the debates over a low-level nuclear disposal site planned for California's eastern Mojave Desert. Hearings held on legislation that would transfer the federally owned site to the state; Environmental impact of the proposal.
- Yucca Mountain.
Boge, Paul H. // Canadian Consulting Engineer; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p43
Focuses on the U.S. government's plan to build a nuclear repository at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada. Reaction of the Nevadans to the project; Main problems with the Nevada site according to opponents of the Yucca Mountain project; Key elements that made the natural conditions at the Yucca...
- 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.
- New standard advised for Nevada waste site.
Myers, Dennis // Planning; Sep95, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p25
Reports on the report `Technical Basis for Yucca Mountain Standards,' by the National Research Council. Advisory for the Environmental Protection Agency on how to write safety standards for a proposed high level radioactive waste site in Nevada; Background information; Implications; Expectations.
- Superfund: Voluntary programs facilitate cleanups and redevelopment.
Myers, Dennis // 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...
- Glowing, glowing, gone.
Wilks, Neil // Professional Engineering; 7/23/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 13, p30
Reports on the nuclear clean-up at Harwell in Oxfordshire, England. Job responsibilities of Great Britain's Atomic Energy Authority; Process used to deal with the contaminated bricks; Goals of decommissioning.
- Ohio plant leaks radioactive uranium.
Wilks, Neil // Newsweek; 5/20/85, 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...
- Four nuclear waste sites proposed.
Wilks, Neil // Modern Power Systems; Feb94, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p3
Reports on the proposed sites in France for the underground storage of radioactive waste. Preparation of a report on the proposed sites by French MP Christian Bataille; Previous attempts to find storage sites for radioactive wastes; Planned study of alternative storage strategies.
- Radioactive waste store.
Wilks, Neil // Modern Power Systems; May96, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p9
Reports on the opening of an interim store for radioactive waste at the site of the former Lubmin nuclear power plant at Greifswald, Germany.
- 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.
Davis, J.A. // 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.
- Nuclear showdown.
Costello, Emily // Science World; 11/17/95, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p16
Focuses on the environmental risks facing the Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico when it voted to accept a deal making their land a nuclear waste site. Reasons for accepting the deal; Concerns from tribal members and outsiders; Concerns on the safety of the proposed facility.
- 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...
- Encinitas panel critical of interior on Ward Valley.
Geiselman, Bruce // San Diego Business Journal; 07/28/97, Vol. 18 Issue 30, p14
Focuses on a proposal made for the development of a radioactive waste disposal site in Ward Valley, California, while highlighting a report by the General Accounting Office regarding the way in which the Department of the Interior approached the plans. Reasons for the location chosen for the...
- Foes, supporters believe Ward Valley OK near.
Fikes, Bradley J. // San Diego Business Journal; 10/4/93, Vol. 14 Issue 40, p4
Reports on the possible approval of the proposed Ward Valley low-level radioactive waste dump in California. Government decisions favoring the approval of the project; Shortage in waste storage space in San Diego, California experienced by biomedical and biotechnology companies; Delaying...
- Home for a most unwelcome guest.
Sillars, Les // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 10/31/94, Vol. 21 Issue 46, p32
Comments on an investigation by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council into the possibility of making their land, north of Lloydminster, a permanent dumping ground for nuclear waste from all over North America. The proposed temporary storage site on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico;...
- 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...
- Blum to hold city cleanup.
Goodrich, Lawrence J. // Lakelander (Whitney, TX); 10/26/2011, Vol. 24 Issue 43, p1
The article reports on the city cleanup in Blum, Texas on November 5, 2011.
- It's time to lay this waste to rest.
Carter, Luther J. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Jan/Feb1997, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p13
Presents information on how to solve nuclear waste problem. Criticism on the United States government for failing to resolve the nuclear waste problem; Necessity for the U.S. to set the right example for the rest of the world in sequestering the fission residues and byproducts; Reasons on the...
- Gore and GOP blame each other for delays in Superfund reform.
Hess, Glenn // Chemical Market Reporter; 05/25/98, Vol. 253 Issue 21, p1
Examines the lack of progress on the legislation calling for the reform of the Superfund program that will restore every dime of the environmental cleanup funds in the United States. Result of the Republicans' effort to hold communities hostage to polluters demands; Postponement of the...
- Nuke waste worries.
Hess, Glenn // Earth Island Journal; Fall91, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p26
Reports on concerns regarding a federal plan that designates several states as potential host for nuclear wastes in the United States. Estimates cost of cleaning nuclear dumps; States included in the plan.
- Cleaning up Superfund.
Viscusi, W. Kip; Hamilton, James T. // Public Interest; Summer96, Issue 124, p52
Focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program, which was established to help clean up hazardous wastes. Program's expenditures from 1985 to 1995; Reform principles; Risk assessment; Cost justification of cleanups.
- One Man's Toxic Waste�.
Viscusi, W. Kip; Hamilton, James T. // Governing; Jul2011, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p12
The article offers information on the national dump site in Andrews County, Texas.
- Tribal storage site wins utility backing.
Viscusi, W. Kip; Hamilton, James T. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 7/10/95, Vol. 235 Issue 2, p14
Reports on electric utilities' commitment of investment to push federal licensing for the building of a temporary storage site for high-level nuclear waste at the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. Number of powerplants operated together by the utilities; Tribe's plans upon securing of...
- California dump site is facing new hurdles.
Viscusi, W. Kip; Hamilton, James T. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 11/20/95, Vol. 235 Issue 21, p28
Reports on controversies surrounding the construction of Southern California's Ward Valley disposal site for radioactive waste. Dispute between federal and state authorities over site jurisdiction; Call by opponents of the site for a supplemental environmental study.
- 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.
- DOE drops $19.5-billion bombshell.
Rubin, Debra K.; Wright, Andrew G. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 8/12/96, Vol. 237 Issue 7, p10
Reports on the awarding of billion-dollar worth of contracts for the cleanup of radioactive sites used by the Federal government in the United States. Bidding for the contracts; Agreements on accelerated work pace; Cleanup schedules and requirements.
- Cleanup is big business.
Rubin, Debra K.; Wright, Andrew G. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 10/14/96, Vol. 237 Issue 16, p46
Reports on the results of a survey on the estimated revenue of businesses involved in environmental cleanups in North Carolina.
- Nuclear shrine.
Rubin, Debra K.; Wright, Andrew G. // Earth Island Journal; Summer95, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p10
Reports on plans of the Brazilian government to convert a former nuclear waste dump in Goiania into a tourist attraction focusing on environmental education.
- Mescalero dump blocked...and reborn.
J.S. // Earth Island Journal; Summer95, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p11
Focuses on the proposed construction of a nuclear-waste storage facility on the Mescalero Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Opposition of tribal members and state officials against the proposal; Controversies regarding the efforts of reservation officials to gain residents' approval for the...
- Edgemont as nuclear dump?
J.S. // Newsweek; 12/24/1984, Vol. 104 Issue 25, p12
Edgemont, S.D., a desolate small town in the Black Hills, wants to become a dump site for low-level nuclear waste. There is pride and irony in its offer, yet Edgemont accepts the experts, and the realities they represent. As one resident stated: `We Americans want things proven perfectly...
- Sky high.
Edwards, Rob // New Scientist; 12/13/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2112, p14
Discusses the amount of money which will be needed to dismantle nuclear reactors in Britain and to treat or dispose of nuclear waste there. Amount of money set aside by nuclear plants for the cleanup; Speculation that the nuclear industry will be unable to pay for the cleanup; Comments from...
- The Nevada syndrome.
Stenger, R.S. // Environmental Action; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p10
Discusses the debate over the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain on the Nevada Test Site. The test site is the prime location of nuclear weapons testing for over 30 years and is a Department of Energy (DOE) facility.Hazardous effects of underground testing, including...
- A mountain and a mission.
Breen, Bill // Garbage; May/Jun92, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p52
Focuses on the issue of using the Yucca Mountain in Nevada as depository for radioactive wastes. Geographical description of the site; Assessments undertaken by the Department of Energy; Opposition by the state of Nevada; Technical questions; Television and radio advertising campaign by the...
- A nuclear graveyard.
Carpenter, B. // U.S. News & World Report; 3/18/91, Vol. 110 Issue 10, p72
Details the US government's plan to bury all the nation's high-level nuclear refuse inside Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Temporary resting places of thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel rods; Virtues of the Yucca Mountain site; Groundwater and...
- Noxious loads.
Parshall, Gerald // U.S. News & World Report; 5/8/95, Vol. 118 Issue 18, p14
Comments that Japan has accepted the first radioactive shipment of nuclear waste at its storage site in Rokkasho. Also mentions Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame.
- `Enough,' says America's No. 1 nuclear dump.
Parshall, Gerald // 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...
- Calls for more nuclear waste sites exaggerated, MDs say.
Parshall, Gerald // Public Health Reports; Jan/Feb97, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p4
Reports the urgency to develop nuclear waste sites in the United States. Basis of the study `An Assessment of `Low-Level; Radioactive Waste Options for Hospitals and Biomedical Research Institutions in New York'; What the authors argue against the contentions of nuclear industry lobbyists.
- Getting dumped.
Saunders, Barry // Business North Carolina; Dec95, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p21
Reports on the need for a replacement landfill for radioactive wastes in North Carolina. Reopening of the Barnwell landfill to radioactive waste in South Carolina; Exclusion of other states from commercial waste facilities.
- A nationwide consortium of utilities.
MacLachlan, Suzanne; Mutch, David // Christian Science Monitor; 6/5/95, Vol. 87 Issue 132, p2
Reports the plans of a nationwide consortium of utilities to build a radioactive-waste dump on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico, as told by a spokesman.
- Aboriginal people battle waste dump plan.
Evans, Rachel // Green Left Weekly; 8/31/2011, Issue 893, Special section p11
The article reports that aboriginal owners of the land located around Muckaty Station, 120 kilometers north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, has opposed the Northern Land Council's proposal to turn the land into a nuclear waste dump site in May 2007.
- Maralinga--testing ground again?
Evans, Rachel // Chain Reaction; Dec94, Issue 72, p10
Reports that the Maralinga Tjarutja Aborigines in Australia have accepted an offer to settle claims against the Commonwealth Government concerning the former nuclear test sites at Maralinga.
- Profit motive expected to streamline cleanup.
Evans, Rachel // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 10/07/96, Vol. 237 Issue 15, p138
Editorial. Comments on the Department of Energy's cleanup of the radioactive waste at the former nuclear weapons production site in Hanford, Washington. Plans to put up seed money for two competing contractor teams; Formulation of complete plans for a vitrification demonstration unit;...
- On a solid foundation.
Evans, Rachel // International Construction; Sep97, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p67
Describes the rigorous testing procedures made at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository site in Nevada. Examination of rock strength and movement, groundwater and seismic activity; Raising temperatures to 300 degrees Celsius over the course of a year; Investigation of the ground support...
- Canyonlands Not Chosen by DOE For Nuclear Waste Site Testing.
Evans, Rachel // National Parks; Jul/Aug86, Vol. 60 Issue 7/8, p6
Reports on the U.S. Department of Energy's failure to include Davis Canyon, Utah, as a potential area for nuclear waste site testing. Geological characteristics of the favored sites; Concerns about the possibility of nuclear waste site testing at Davis Canyon, which lies adjacent to the...