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Spent nuclear fuel


Industry to Explore Decentralized Nuclear Waste Disposal

Efforts to explore whether it is feasible to permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes under next-generation nuclear reactor sites got a boost in late April as…


Nuclear Waste Bill Gains Traction in the House

A bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 and give the Department of Energy (DOE) the authority to site, build, and operate one or more interim…


Industry Groups to Congress: Inaction on Nuclear Waste Not an Option

Fifteen notable industry groups have urged Congressional leaders to act on the federal used nuclear fuel program, noting no progress on the Yucca Mountain repository license application and consolidated interim…


Texas Consolidated Nuclear Waste Storage Facility to Be Revived

Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and Orano USA intend to revive licensing of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) in Andrews County, Texas, where spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from reactors across…


Trump Administration Swats at Texas in Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Legal Fight

Citing its backing for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain permanent spent nuclear waste repository in Nevada, the Trump administration has asked a federal court to reject a petition filed by Texas…