DANIEL B. SHRUM NAMED LLW FORUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LLW Forum is pleased to announce that Daniel (Dan) Shrum has accepted the position of Executive Director. He will assume the position on December 3, 2019. Mr. Shrum comes to the Forum with numerous years of professional experience in licensing and permitting of low-level radioactive waste management, processing, and disposal facilities; executing technical responsibilities for…

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TEXAS GOVERNOR VETOES SB 1804 DUE TO UNRELATED AMENDMENT SEEKING TO DELAY INCREASE IN FACILITY SURCHARGES AND FEES PAID BY WCS

On June 5, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) vetoed a widely supported domestic violence bill due to the inclusion of a late amendment related to radioactive waste disposal. Abbott called the measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1804, a “laudable effort” that lost his support when “someone slipped in an ill-considered giveaway to a radioactive waste disposal facility.”…

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DOE ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANNE WHITE RESIGNS

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Gilbertson Reassigned According to local news reports, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) Anne White has submitted her resignation.  White’s resignation, which is reportedly detailed in a department announcement signed off with the names of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Deputy Secretary of…

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NCRP RELEASES GUIDANCE FOR RADIATION PROTECTION IN THE UNITED STATES

On February 4, 2019, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) announced the newest guidance for radiation protection in the United States with the publication of Report No. 180 titled, Management of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Radiation Protection Guidance for the United States (2018). The report is intended to serve as a tool…

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