WASHINGTON (Gray DC) More than 70,000 tons of nuclear waste has no place to go. Congress agreed to take care of it decades ago, but lawmakers can't agree on where to send it. Congress has yet to find a permanent repository for the country's nuclear waste (Source: Gray DC) Waste from 42 years of operation at Yankee Nuclear in Vermont remains on-site years after the shuttered plant stopped generating power. For now, it's being held in large, thick canisters known as dry casks. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, said that's a direct result of Congress failing to fulfill its promise to create a national dump for used fuel. "Every place where we have a nuclear plant, including Vermont, has in effect become a long-term storage plant," he said. "That's not viable." The government developed Nevada's Yucca Mountain to be the repository for the country's spent fuel, planning to bury it deep underground and within thick barriers designed to be impenetrable. President Donald Trump is trying to … [Read more...] about Congress continues search for nuclear waste dump
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Hawaii News By Max Dible West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Piles of green waste, no longer so green, sit at Keei Transfer Station in South Kona waiting for transport. (Max Dible/West Hawaii Today) Keei Transfer Station in South Kona isn't accepting green waste. (Max Dible/West Hawaii Today) KAILUA-KONA — It’s been more than six weeks since the Department of Environmental Management stopped accepting green waste at the Keei Transfer Station in South Kona, and it doesn’t appear ready to re-open for such business anytime soon. Departmental staff shortages and logistical problems have kept the station’s gates closed to green waste, which has necessitated residents in the area haul their truckloads to the Kealakehe Transfer Station or even farther north to the Puuanuhulu Landfill. ADVERTISING “The basic issue is we allowed too much green waste to be placed in … [Read more...] about South Kona transfer station still not accepting green waste
After learning in January that low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations had been dumped illegally in Kentucky last year, state officials are warning this week that all landfills be on the lookout and to not accept any of the radioactive material.Kentucky Division of Waste Management Director Tony Hatton said officials have confirmed that low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia was sent to a landfill in Estill County between July and November. Officials are also investigating possible illegal shipments of similar waste to a landfill in Greenup County.He said the waste comes from rock and brine that's brought to the surface during oil and gas drilling. Naturally occurring radionuclides concentrate during the process. A West Virginia company that recycles the drilling further concentrates the radionuclides — and that's the waste that Hatton said made to the Blue Ridge Landfill last year in the small town of Irvine, … [Read more...] about Nuclear waste dumped illegally in Ky.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Willekes recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for a touchdown, and No. 18 Michigan State manhandled Tulsa 28-7 on Friday night. Willekes, back on the field after breaking his leg in last season's Redbox Bowl, was part of a swarming Michigan State defense that held the Golden Hurricane to minus-73 yards rushing. The Spartans (1-0) still had their problems offensively, but that made little difference on this night. Tulsa (0-1) botched two shotgun snaps in the second quarter — part of the reason its rushing total ended up so far below zero. One of those loose balls went out of the end zone for a safety. The touchdown by Willekes came after he and Raequan Williams sacked Zach Smith near the goal line. The ball came free, and Willekes came up with it to put Michigan State up 22-0. The big question coming into this game was how Michigan State's offense would look after the Spartans scored only 32 points over the final four games … [Read more...] about Spartans dump Tulsa 28-7
Hawaii News By LAURA RUMINSKI West Hawaii Today | Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story The Keei Transfer Station is now open for residential disposal. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today) Boulders mark the boundry for dumping residential greenwaste at the Keei Transfer Station. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today) Darren Harrington unloads greenwaste at the re-opened Keei Transfer Station Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today) KEEI — Hawaii County is again accepting greenwaste at the Keei Transfer station in South Kona after a three-month closure, with some new guidelines. The Department of Environmental Management stated the closure was due to the facility having reached the maximum storage capacity allowed by the state Department of Health. ADVERTISING DEM Director Bill Kucharski said following the reopening on Tuesday that the South Kona station had significantly exceeded the 80 cubic yard limit set by the health … [Read more...] about Keei Transfer Station accepting green waste again