Scientists put a nuclear waste container through a demanding trip to see if the fuel would break

2019-08-02T09:11:04-06:00August 23rd, 2018|News|

Originally published on The Verge. By Rachel Becker The transportation cask on a train | Photo: Sandia National Laboratories Researchers sent a nuclear waste container on a 14,500-mile odyssey by truck, barge, cargo ship, and train in an effort to understand how well radioactive fuel would stand up to travel. That’s important to find

WCS Spent Fuel Facility Restarts Effort for NRC License

2019-08-02T10:31:41-06:00May 30th, 2018|News|

Originally published on Neutron Bytes. After putting its proposal on hold in April 2017 due to financial concerns, Waste Control Specialists (WCS) announced in late March 2018 that it will resume licensing work at the NRC for a consolidated interim storage facility (CSF) for spent fuel at a site near Andrews, TX. The firm also announced

Texas Consolidated Nuclear Waste Storage Facility to Be Revived

2019-08-02T10:39:50-06:00March 29th, 2018|News|

Originally published in POWER. Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and Orano USA intend to revive licensing of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) in Andrews County, Texas, where spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from reactors across the country can be stored until a permanent repository is developed. The companies said on March 13, 2018, they intend to

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