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Scrutiny intensifies over safety at U.S. nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico 22.6.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The safety record at the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation's nuclear weapons cache.
House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel 20.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security clearance investigators, a potential omission that could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his statements to authorities and on government documents. The lawmakers — Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. — said in a letter released Monday that they believe...
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Op-ed: White Mesa Mill is regulated and environmentally safe 15.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On June 12, the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board published a piece about the ongoing license renewal process for the White Mesa Mill, a uranium processing facility located near Blanding that is owned by our company, Energy Fuels based in Lakewood, Colo. Unfortunately, the editorial made a number of inaccurate statements about how our mill is regulated. Therefore, we feel we need to respond in order to correct the record. The White Mesa Mill has been responsibly producing natural uranium product... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Tribune Editorial: Rules for White Mesa uranium mill are not confidence inspiring 13.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
“Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.” — Peter Venkman, Ph.D., “Ghostbusters” Elected officials from the rural areas of Utah are often heard to complain that environmental regulations and concerns get in the way of needed economic development. That hardly seems to be the case at White Mesa. A uranium processing facility called White Mesa is less than 5 miles from a town, also called White Mesa, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. The 40-year-old ...
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Neighbors of rural Utah uranium mill call state regulators ‘heartless’ 10.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State regulators and operators of the White Mesa uranium mill near Blanding confirmed the facility’s license does not require owner Energy Fuels to notify residents of a nearby Ute Mountain Ute reservation in the event of an accidental release of radioactive materials or other emergencies. The news drew audible gasps during a Thursday hearing at state Department of Environmental Quality offices, as state agencies consider renewing the White Mesa mill’s operating license, which expired in 2007, a...
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As regulators review uranium mill’s permit, nearby White Mesa residents feel overlooked 10.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State regulators and operators of the White Mesa uranium mill near Blanding confirmed the facility’s license does not require owner Energy Fuels to notify residents of a nearby Ute Mountain Ute reservation in the event of an accidental release of radioactive materials or other emergencies. The news drew audible gasps during a Thursday hearing at state Department of Environmental Quality offices, as state agencies consider renewing the White Mesa mill’s operating license, which expired in 2007, a... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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After operating with an expired license for a decade, White Mesa uranium mill may get new permits 9.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
After running for more than a decade on an expired state permit, the controversial White Mesa Uranium Mill in southeastern Utah is on the cusp getting a new operating license — and possibly a new job contract. Hearings convene Thursday at state Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control offices in Salt Lake City to gather public comment on a permit renewal application the mill’s owner first filed in 2007, with the possibility of issuing a completed license by year’s end. While they’re at...
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After running without a license for a decade, Utah proposes new permits for White Mesa uranium mill 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
After running for more than a decade on an expired state permit, the controversial White Mesa Uranium Mill in southeastern Utah is on the cusp getting a new operating license — and possibly a new job contract. Hearings convene Thursday at state Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control offices in Salt Lake City to gather public comment on a permit renewal application the mill’s owner first filed in 2007, with the possibility of issuing a completed license by year’s end. While they’re at...
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After a decade of review, Utah regulators propose new permits for White Mesa uranium mill 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
After running for more than a decade on an expired state permit, the controversial White Mesa Uranium Mill in southeastern Utah is on the cusp getting a new operating license — and possibly a new job contract. Hearings convene Thursday at state Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control offices in Salt Lake City to gather public comment on a permit renewal application the mill’s owner first filed in 2007, with the possibility of issuing a completed license by year’s end. While they’re at...
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Rights group seeks arrest of CIA deputy director 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of the CIA over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects 15 years ago. The nonprofit European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights submitted a legal brief to German federal prosecutors Tuesday, alleging that Gina Haspel allowed the waterboarding of prisoners at a secret U.S. detention center in Thailand. The prosecutor’s office confirmed Wednesday the...
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Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-EU--Germany-US-Torture, 2nd Ld-Writethru,950 Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director AP Photo FOS101 Eds: Updates with lawsuit filed in the U.S. seeking to compel 2 architects of CIA interrogations to provide evidence to Polish prosecutors. With AP Photos. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN • A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of the CIA over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism s... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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A fun romp through the atomic West 6.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump’s push for nuclear security could send ripples across the region.
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Nuclear waste transport contract awarded to Colorado company 2.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a contract worth up to $112 million to a Colorado company for transportation services at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.
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Toshiba's future imperiled by shaky ethics, nuclear fiascos 31.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Japanese technology giant Toshiba Corp.’s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat — selling its prized computer chip operations — may buy the company time but is no cure-all. The 140-year-old Japanese energy and electronics colossus will be bereft of its most profitable and promising businesses and still entangled with the nuclear units that brought about its downfall. Dogged by misfortune and mismanagement, Toshiba, whose roots date to the age of telegraphs and arc lamps in the 1880s, has...
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Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Harrisburg, Pa. • The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident, said Monday that it will shut down the plant in 2019 without a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. Exelon Corp.’s announcement comes after what it called more than five years of losses on the single-unit power plant and its recent failure in a capacity auction to sell Three Mile Island’s power into the regional grid. In the meantime, the Chicago-based energy company wants Pennsyl...
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Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years. Trump had previously named her to lead the five-member panel through June. Svinicki, a Republican and a nuclear engineer, has served on the commission since 2008. Trump also nominated two other Republicans to fill out the commission: Annie Caputo, a Senate aide and former Exelon executive, and former South Carolina Public Service Commissio...
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Is Yucca Mountain back from the dead? 8.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The controversial, long-dormant project rears its head in Congress.
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Westinghouse hoping China nuke works well 28.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The start-up of a nuclear power plant south of Shanghai later this year has a lot riding on it. It’ll be the first to use a new reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co., and its success is critical for the embattled company’s future. Development of the same AP1000 model has been disastrous for the firm in the U.S., leading to bankruptcy and doubts over the future of its owner, Japan’s Toshiba Corp. If all goes smoothly at the Sanmen facility, the Chinese could unleash a wave of approvals fo...
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Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India 10.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New Delhi • Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. At a joint news conference in New Delhi with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing. Turnbull said Australia was looking forward to the first export of Australian ura...
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Vermont radioactive wastewater could be trucked to Idaho 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive wastewater from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission earlier this week said an environmental assessment found no significant impact to the environment in storing the radioactive waste about 40 miles south of Boise. The contaminated water is from Entergy Nuclear Operations’ Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont, whic...
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