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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DISTRICT COURT PROHIBITS PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WASTE CONTROL SPECIALISTS BY ENERGYSOLUTIONS

On June 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued a Judgment and Order in a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed $367 million acquisition of Waste Control Specialists LLC by EnergySolutions. The United States of America is the plaintiff in the case.  The listed defendants include EnergySolutions,…

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NAS RELEASES LLW WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

On June 6, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released the final publication, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition: Proceedings of a Workshop. The publication documents the proceedings from a workshop that was organized by the NAS Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, at the request…

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2018 HODES AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management is accepting nominations for the 2018 Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award—a program that recognizes an individual, company, or organization that contributed in a significant way to improving the technology, policy, or practices of low-level radioactive waste management in the United States.  The award recipient…

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WCS PLACES SPENT FUEL APPLICATION ON HOLD

By letter dated mid-April 2017, Waste Control Specialists (WCS) asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to temporarily suspend the agency’s review of its application to construct and operate a spent nuclear fuel Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) in Andrews County, Texas. WSC “is faced with a magnitude of financial burdens that currently make pursuit…

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