Latest Nuclear waste News

Man gets probation for improper shipping of nuclear waste

Sep. 18, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has opted against prison time for a Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to shipping low-level nuclear waste to a Kentucky landfill without proper labeling. A federal judge handed down a five-year probation sentence Wednesday for Cory David...

New Mexico backs Texas in opposing nuclear fuel storage

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top New Mexico leaders say they’re open to “most anything” that would prevent spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste from being stored indefinitely in the state, including legislation like a measure recently adopted by Texas to prevent the shipping and...

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Sep. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that...

Unbreakable bond: Army vets reunite after decades apart

Aug. 07, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Close friends and U.S. Army veterans Dave Scott and Phil Cummings hadn’t seen each other for 43 years since the two finished their service in the Marshall Islands in 1978. Scott and Cummings were comrades in a dangerous...

Groups sue Biden admin over planned expansion of nuke work

Jun. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Watchdog groups sued the Biden administration Tuesday over its plans to produce plutonium cores for the U.S. nuclear stockpile, arguing federal agencies have failed to conduct a detailed environmental review of potential impacts around installations in New Mexico and...