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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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FALL 2017 LLW FORUM MEETING

Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia October 16-17, 2017 The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia on October 16-17, 2017.  Please mark your calendars accordingly and save…

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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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ALERT DECLARED AT HANFORD SITE

At 8:26 a.m. on May 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center after an alert was declared. In particular, officials responded to reports of a cave-in of a 20-foot section of a tunnel that is hundreds of feet long that is used to store contaminated…

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