nuclear waste repository

nuclear waste repository

A site where high-level radioactive waste is to be stored for a prolonged period of time.
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But the potential for a local nuclear waste repository has not been without its controversy in the small city.
Department of Energy (DoE) is challenging penalties of over $54 million, the largest fine that New Mexico has levied for several violations that lead to the indefinite closure of the country's only underground nuclear waste repository.
The impact of the 2014 midterm elections won't be clear until the next Congress is seated, but the fallout, if you will, could include clearing the way for restarting work on the dormant Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
government's underground nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico.
The industry has stepped up their efforts to Find a host community for a high level nuclear waste repository There is a huge problem with high level nuclear waste in Canada that is piling up at nuclear facilities in Ontario.
Beyond the very real but inconceivable notion that our government is not adequately overseeing the maintenance and safety of our nation's nuclear plants during the shutdown, we are concurrently frustrated with the federal government's broken promise for a federal nuclear waste repository.
Bulgaria's government has made the first steps towards creating the country's first nuclear waste repository.
Despite objections by many in Nevada, Congress officially designated it a future nuclear waste repository in 1987 and began to study and develop it--at a cost of more than $15 billion.
Cumbria Council has refused to allow Cumbria to become an underground nuclear waste repository.
Of the 17 papers, about half are devoted to analyses of London Clay, with discussion of the variation of the clay as a structure, its strength, stratigraphic variations with regard to liquid limit, stress-strain behavior, slope behavior, and issues pertinent to its possible use as nuclear waste repository.
Throughout the course of the essay, the reader is given a thorough history of the use and misuse of science surrounding the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, a concise overview of the politics surrounding its specifications, and a chilling sense of the danger inherent in the project.
The Obama administration's recent announcement that it would cut funding for the development of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, may be the beginning of the end for one of the country's longest and most contentious political battles.
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