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Australian news, and some related international items

USA’s “blue ribbon commission – no idea what to do with nuclear waste!

there is no real federal waste management plan….Energy Secretary Steven Chu has created a “blue ribbon” commission to help create a new long-term waste policy..

Nuclear Utilities Sue DOE To Halt Nuclear Waste Fees, Nuclear Street, 22 April 2010, Utilities contend that the DOE has collected over $33 billion since 1983, never came for nuclear waste and has no federal waste management plan – By Stephen Heiser The Nuclear Energy Institute and over a dozen utilities companies have filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to stop paying fees on spent fuel that the government was supposed to collect decades ago. The utilities argue that the DOE shouldn’t be collecting the fee at a time when the federal Nuclear Waste Fund has a balance of over $33 billion and there is no real federal waste management plan….

The Obama administration has abandoned plans for the Yucca Mountain waste site, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu has created a “blue ribbon” commission to help create a new long-term waste policy……Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, DoE was supposed to begin taking spent fuel from utilities for disposal in a repository by 1998 at the latest, but the government never came for the waste.

Nuclear Utilities Sue DOE To Halt Nuclear Waste Fees – Nuclear Power Industry News

April 22, 2010 - Posted by | 1 | , , ,

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  1. I’m not quite sure why I’m even saying something here. I was looking for information about “Ribbons of Blue’ in Western Austrlia to prepare myself for a workshop tomorrow where I feel I need to be prepared to argue for leaving a green (or blue!) space rather than putting a highway through it. I’m not really ofay with the internet, but somehow I saw the mention of Dr Helen Caldicott and some years ago I taped from the telly a brilliant lecture of her telling students about the effects of nuclear stuff. I used to be a teacher, didn’t have the opportunity to use it myself, but I did give this video to a colleague. I bet she’s never used it. I should follow that up! I’ll offer to go into the class and present it myself!
    I haven’t found yet what what I was looking for (in this particular instance), but this was an affirming diversion. Thank you for reminding me of the fact that there are many sensible people out there who know that ‘nuclear energy’ is CRAP!

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    Comment by Gail Harper | May 3, 2010 | Reply


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