Nuclear waste

FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, a sign warns of a falling danger on the crest of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Saturday, July 14, 2018, near Mercury, Nev. Nevada’s long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted it against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls are joining the early voting state’s cause. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 03, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Nevada's senior senator,...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, a sign warns of a falling danger on the crest of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Saturday, July 14, 2018, near Mercury, Nev. Nevada’s long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted it against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls are joining the early voting state’s cause. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 03, 2019 - 3:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Last year, Nevada's two...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, radioactive waste, sealed in large stainless steel canisters, is stored under five feet of concrete in a storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium his agency secretly shipped to Nevada last year, beginning in 2021. Perry said in an April 24, 2019 letter to Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, made public on Tuesday, April 30, that DOE intends to complete the removal of one-half metric ton (1,102 pounds) of the highly radioactive material from Nevada by the end of 2026. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:53 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal. The Energy Department intends to start...
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Brendan Keany
April 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer was in Lewiston today calling for $250 million increase in federal spending to an environmental clean-up program that would rid the Niagara Falls Storage Site of World War II-era nuclear waste. Senator Chuck Schumer is in Lewiston at the...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry pauses while speaking during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying that the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unacceptable. Perry held...
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March 26, 2019 - 11:42 am
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision announced Monday in an online town hall meeting involves the...
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FILE - The first load of nuclear waste arrives in this March 26, 1999 file photo, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in Carlsbad, N.M., from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons of Cold War-era waste from decades of bomb-making and nuclear research across the U.S. have been stashed in the salt caverns that make up the underground facility. (AP Photo/Thomas Herbert)
March 23, 2019 - 6:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was being generated by defense-related nuclear research and bomb-making that would continue through the Cold...
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FILE - This March 6, 2014, file photo shows the idled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad, N.M. Shipments of waste to the repository resumed in April 2017 for the first time since a 2014 radiation release contaminated part of the facility. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
March 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:57 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:26 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the U.S. government set in motion an experiment that, if successful, would prove to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons...
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