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President shouldn’t have sole power to launch today’s nuclear weapons 14.8.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Congress must consider legislation which requires additional civilian approvals for any possible use of these weapons to limit the possibility that they ever are used at all.
PHOTOS: The Bombing Of Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 1945 7.8.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay took off from the island of Tinian and headed north by northwest toward Japan. The bomber's primary target was the city of Hiroshima, located on the deltas of southwestern Honshu Island facing the Inland Sea.
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Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history 19.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
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Washington Post Editorial: Put Yucca Mountain to work 17.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Energy Secretary Rick Perry traveled to Capitol Hill last month, asking Congress for $28 billion in funding for everything from nuclear weapons to clean-coal research. Yet one of the most controversial elements in his department’s budget proposal was a request for a relatively tiny $120 million — to restart work on Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site. Congress decided in the 1980s that Yucca was to be the permanent home of the country’s large and increasing pile of spent nuclear f... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Who’s up for Trump administration positions this week? 14.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Ties to industry and possible conflicts of interest dog nominees for environment-related posts.
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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party 12.7.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Joe Scarborough, the conservative co-host of MSNBC's political commentary show Morning Joe, is leaving the Republican Party.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry: Threat to U.S. nuclear reactors “real,” ongoing 12.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that "state-sponsored" or criminal hackers are targeting U.S. nuclear power plants and other energy providers, but said the government has resources to safeguard the nation's electric grid.
U.S. officials aware of possible hacking at nuclear facilities 9.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Nuclear and other energy providers have been advised by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI that hackers may be trying to breach their computer systems. DHS said in a statement Friday that there is no threat to public safety. The agency said hackers appear to have tried to breach the business and administrative networks of the facilities. DHS did not identify the facilities. DHS and the FBI routinely advise the private sector of possible cyber threats to help officials p... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Renewable energy surges past nuclear for 1st time in decades 7.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The United States in March and April got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power for the first time in decades. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that electricity production from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation in both March and April. That’s the first time renewable sources have outpaced nuclear since 1984. The growth in renewables was fueled by scores of new wind turbines and solar farms, as well as recent incre...
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House panel backs bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump 29.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A House panel on Wednesday approved a bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. Supporters said the bill represents a comprehensive package to solve a nuclear-waste management problem that has festered for more than three decades. The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bill, 49-4, sending it to the full House. Republican Reps. Greg Wald... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Harrisburg, Pa. • The owners of the Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear plant have formally notified regulators and a regional power grid operator of their previously announced intentions to close the plant. LNP newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2slLkgM ) Exelon Corp. sent a letter June 20 to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission saying the plant would be shut down around Sept. 30, 2019 due to “severe economic challenges.” Exelon criticized electrical grid operator PJM Interconnection in a May 3...
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PHOTOS: Coal industry around the world 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The world's biggest coal users -- China, the United States and India -- have boosted coal mining in 2017 in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.
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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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