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Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground, because of changes in budget priorities, the agency said Tuesday. A spokeswoman said in a statement that the agency doesn’t intend to continue supporting the Deep Borehole Field Test project, which […]
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Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget 24.5.2017 AP Politics
How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies....
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Turkey’s Varied Tactics of US Lobbying 24.5.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: Turkey has built one of the premier foreign lobbies in Washington by paying powerful politicians, spreading around money to arms manufacturers, and teaming up with the Israel Lobby, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall (This is the fifth in a…Read more →
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Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years. Trump had previously named her to lead the five-member panel through June. Svinicki, a Republican and a nuclear engineer, has served on the commission since 2008. Trump also nominated two other Republicans to fill out the commission: Annie Caputo, a Senate aide and former Exelon executive, and former South Carolina Public Service Commissio...
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Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term 23.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years....
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The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It remains to be seen if congressional Republicans will.
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What drones? Fed finds no drones at ex-nuclear weapons site 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have probed a rash of reported sightings of unmanned drones flying about a former nuclear weapons site in South Carolina, but say none could be verified. The U.S. Energy Department says it investigated a dozen reported sightings since June at the sensitive Savannah River Site. The Augusta Chronicle reported […]
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Crews cover partially collapsed tunnel at Hanford nuclear site 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The tunnel that contained highly radioactive wastes left over from production of plutonium for nuclear weapons partially collapsed May 9, prompting evacuation of nearby workers.
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Perry tours Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and Oak Ridge lab 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he will fight to keep jobs and boost funding for research facilities like Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The secretary’s comments appeared at odds with President Donald Trump’s budget priorities released in March that outlined $900 million in cuts to the department’s Office of […]
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No room for India yet in NSG says China 22.5.2017 Hindu: News
NSG controls global exports of nuclear technology and material to ensure that atomic energy is used only for peaceful purposes.
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Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power 21.5.2017 Hindu: International
Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy. A projection from Sunday’s referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for ...
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Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power 21.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.
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Radioactive contamination found on clothes of Hanford worker 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

This incident came after last week’s accident in which the roof of a tunnel that contains nuclear waste partially collapsed at Hanford.
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Radioactive contamination found on clothes of Hanford worker 20.5.2017 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state got radioactive contamination on his clothing this week during an incident at an underground waste storage tank that indicated a possible leak....
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The White House has never needed more adult supervision 19.5.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

While the Justice Department didn’t precisely cave to polls, it truly does matter that a majority of Americans want this cloud over our presidency investigated and removed. Keep up that pressure, for the coming months may be particularly dangerous.
NY nuclear plant resumes service after scheduled outage 18.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant has returned to service after a two-month scheduled outage for refueling, maintenance and inspections. The Entergy Corporation says its plant in Buchanan (byoo-KAN’-uhn) resumed operations Thursday morning. It started $100 million worth of work on March 13. It was the second-to-last refueling […]
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Centre approves setting up of 10 new atomic reactors 18.5.2017 National News – The Navhind Times
PTI   NEW DELHI Seeking to give a fresh impetus to India’s domestic nuclear power production, the Union cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to indigenously build 10 atomic reactors, the largest ever approval granted for such facilities in one go. Once completed, the 10 reactors of 700 MW each will give much needed fillip ...
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Federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of trails, visitor center at Rocky Flats 17.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A group of community and activist groups on Wednesday filed suit in federal court in an attempt to block trail-building and construction of a visitor center at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, claiming that government officials have not adequately analyzed the environmental risks of opening the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site to the public.
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Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help 17.5.2017 NPR Health Science
The nuclear industry is struggling with aging plants and competition from cheaper natural gas. Now, touting itself as another form of "clean" energy, it's lobbying state lawmakers for help.
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3 big takeaways from Trump's Russia-classified info blunder 16.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Here's what you need to know about what lies ahead.
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