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The Politics of Nuclear Energy
Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap. Too cheap to meter, in fact... Rush job, NRC approves environmental application. 60 day comment period. Holtec inherits all waste for rail delivery to unapproved site. NRC rallies to get it approved before pending legal challenges and congressional decisions interfere!
Nuclear waste storage facility near Carlsbad gets federal approval, despite concerns
Carlsbad Current-Argus on MSN.com|4 days ago
The facility would hold spent nuclear fuel rods "temporarily" from generator sites across the country, as a permanent repository is developed.
Impact statement released for nuclear waste facility
Albuquerque Journal|4 days ago
In an emailed statement, Holtec President and CEO Kris Singh said the document is a "major regulatory milestone." "The draft environmental impact statement confirms the NRC's confidence in the safety and security of the (facility) and the fact that the facility presents no impact to the environment, oil and gas industry, or the ranching ...
Spent nuclear fuel storage site clears an NRC hurdle
Engineering360 News|3 days ago
Staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are recommending issuing a license to Holtec International for a planned interim storage facility for nuclear waste material at a site in southeastern New Mexico between Carlsbad and Hobbs. The staff made its recommendation in a 488-page draft environmental impact statement released in mid ...
Closing Indian Point: Holtec Meeting, Comment Period Extended
Patch|31 days ago
Entergy and Holtec submitted a license transfer application to the NRC Nov. 21. Holtec has estimated the cleanup of the Hudson riverfront property will cost $2.3 billion. The company has also ...
Entergy Agrees to Post-Shutdown Sale of Indian Point Energy Center to Holtec International
Bloomberg|28 days ago
Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
Several Rockland Lawmakers Oppose Indian Point Sale Plan
Patch|27 days ago
Indian Point is scheduled to be completely shut down by 2021. The lawmakers told the NRC they were concerned about Holtec' lack of experience. They also expressed concern that the available ...
New York AG: Indian Point deal 'very risky,' asks feds to let state
recordonline.com|32 days ago
Holtec has asked the NRC to allow it an exemption that will allow the company to use approximately $632 million of the trust fund to manage spent fuel on the site. Its decommissioning proposal sai ...
N.Y. AG intervenes in NRC proceeding to retire Indian Point nuclear facility
Reuters|32 days ago
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed on Wednesday a petition to intervene in a pending U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proceeding ... services firm Holtec International Corp ...
SNC-Lavalin's CDI joint venture company closes deal to decommission Massachusetts' Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
MarketWatch|42 days ago
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the Pilgrim licence from Entergy to Holtec and plant ownership was transferred in August 2019. Agreements are also in place ...
NRC Extends Comment Period Regarding Indian Point
WAMC|31 days ago
The NRC is reviewing an application to transfer Entergy's three Buchanan-based reactors to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning. In a February 13 letter to Congresswoman Nita ...
Entergy Completes Sale of Nuclear Power Station to Holtec
T&D|33 days ago
Entergy and Holtec announced the Pilgrim sale agreement in August 2018 and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of Pilgrim's licenses to Holtec on Aug. 22, 2019. In its order, the NRC found that Holtec possesses the ...
Holtec International to Purchase Oyster Creek Generating Station, Decommission Nuclear Plant within Eight Years
Bloomberg|34 days ago
Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
 
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New Mexico's nuclear waste oversight to be strengthened by Senate bill amid Holtec proposal
 
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By Thomas C. Zambito / The Journal News https://www.recordonline.com/news/202002...-let-state Indian Point Deal Very Risky State Asks Feds to Let State Intervene
Feb 13, 2020


New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday called the deal to sell the Indian Point nuclear power plant “very risky” and urged federal safety regulators to consider the state’s concerns before moving ahead.

James filed a petition to intervene in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s hearings on Entergy’s plan to transfer ownership of the 60-year-old power plant to a subsidiary of Holtec International when it shuts down next year.

“Putting the decommissioning of Indian Point in the hands of a company with no experience and uncertain financial resources is very risky,” James said Wednesday. “I am committed to ensuring that New York is granted full participation in this application proceeding and all other decision-making related to Indian Point’s decommissioning.”

Among James’ concerns is a $200 million shortfall in trust fund money that will be used to decommission or dismantle the plant’s three reactors.

The funds currently hold $2.1 billion, but Holtec says the decommissioning effort, estimated to take 12 to 15 years, will cost $2.3 billion.

“Because the license transfer application does not show that adequate decommissioning funding will be available at the time of permanent shutdown, it does not comply with applicable NRC rules and may not be approved as submitted,” the petition states.

In a statement, Holtec spokesman Joe Delmar said the company welcomed input from the state and others in the approval process.

“We look forward to an opportunity to further discuss with local officials and others Holtec’s plan for the safe, efficient and prompt decommissioning of Indian Point, which can be completed decades sooner than if Entergy performed the work,” Delmar said.

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https://www.marketwatch.com/press-releas...2020-02-03
SNC-Lavalin's CDI joint venture company closes deal to decommission Massachusetts' Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2020 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI), a joint venture company of SNC-Lavalin (SNC) and Holtec International, has been awarded its second commercial contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to decommission the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Under the contract with Holtec, CDI will be responsible for decommissioning, demolishing and cleaning up the single-reactor facility beginning this year, now that site ownership has transferred to Holtec from Entergy Corporation. Pilgrim joins Oyster Creek as CDI's second decommissioning project. SNC-Lavalin will report the related services revenues under SNCL Engineering Services.

"CDI is pleased to welcome 270 former Pilgrim station employees to the project," said Kelly Trice, President, CDI. "Their knowledge of the local community and the single-reactor Pilgrim plant, coupled with CDI's approach to beginning the decommissioning process now will ensure we restore the site for re-use in the safest and shortest possible time."

Using innovative technologies, CDI aims to safely and efficiently decommission and dismantle the facility decades earlier than would have otherwise been the case. Within a few years of the plant's shutdown, used nuclear fuel will be placed in structurally impregnable dry storage systems, which is unprecedented in the history of decommissioning nuclear plants. Finally, upon completion, the vast majority of the 1,700 acre site will be rendered fit for commercial/industrial use.
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See what they did there?

And with so much invested in SMRs, why do they keep forgetting to mention it in their decomissioning plans? Silly Singh...
 
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Yo ho ho and a cask of leaking fuel
http://caferadlab.com/showthread.php?tid=2238
 
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And leaking safety gear.. 


Hanford workers were given leaky respirators at contaminated job site, contractor’s documents reveal | The Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-new...ts-reveal/
Extinction foretold.. Extinction ignored.. 
 
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