TEXAS COMPACT FACILITY LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT REPORT RELEASED

On December 1, 2018, the Joint Compact Facility Legislative Oversight Committee (Joint Committee) submitted its report on the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact (Texas Compact) facility to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development and the House Committee on Environmental Regulation.   The Joint Committee was established pursuant to House Bill (HB) 2662,…

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GTCC DRAFT REGULATORY BASIS DECOUPLED FROM PART 61 RULEMAKING

On October 23, 2018, a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) was issued that directs U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff to “decouple to the extent practicable the issuance of the draft Regulatory Basis directed in SRM-SECY-15-0094, ‘Historical and Current Issues Related to Disposal of Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste,’ from Commission action on Part 61.” The SRM states, “This decoupling…

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SENATE APPROVES ALL THREE NOMINEES FOR NRC COMMISSIONERS

On May 24, 2018, by a voice vote during an evening session, the U.S. Senate approved en banc the confirmations of all three outstanding nominees to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) including: •     Annie Caputo, a nuclear policy adviser to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY); •     David Wright, an…

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WASTE CONTROL SPECIALISTS SOLD TO J.F. LEHMAN INVESTMENT AFFILIATE

By press release dated January 26, 2018, Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) announced the completion of their sale by Valhi, Inc. (Valhi) to J.F. Lehman & Company (JFLCO) — a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the government, defense, aerospace and maritime sectors. Operations WCS operates a comprehensive set of low-level radioactive waste treatment,…

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