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Radioactive waste landfills becoming contentious issue

BISMARCK, N.D. — A special waste landfill in far western North Dakota will seek to dispose of radioactive waste, if it becomes legal. Charles Slaughter, of Canada-based Gibson Energy, said his company plans to step up at its WISCO landfill west of Williston about 1 mile from the Montana line, The Bismarck Tribune reported. “We will modify our permit to ...

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DOE will provide WIPP update next week


Zack Ponce | Carlsbad Current-Argus (Carlsbad, N.M.) CARLSBAD — It appears the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is far from reopening, and the latest update of recovery operations will be presented during a state legislative meeting next week. Dana Bryson, the U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office deputy manager, will present the latest status report of underground cleanup at WIPP 10:30 ...

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ND environmental groups request release of preliminary waste report

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In response to radioactive waste found illegally dumped in isolated areas of North Dakota, two environmental groups are requesting the immediate release of a preliminary draft of a study regarding the safety and handling of radioactive waste, according to a recent report by the Forum News Service. The groups, Dakota Resource Council and the ...

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[TEXAS VIEW]: Radioactive West Texas

Associated Press | Appeared in The Odessa American The nuclear waste disposal site operated by Waste Control Specialists in West Texas is steadily morphing away from its original mission as a depository for very limited quantities of low-level radioactive items from Texas and Vermont. Today, the site is taking on much greater quantities and higher levels of radioactive waste from ...

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New Mexico: 500 barrels of questionable nuke waste packed with kitty litter

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Jeri Clausing | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico environment officials say more than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory were packed with the kitty litter suspected of causing a chemical reaction and radiation release at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn Tuesday gave the U.S. Department of Energy and the ...

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