NRC SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETING RE PART 61 REGULATORY ANALYSIS UPDATE AND ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL REQUEST GUIDANCE REVISION (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2017)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the regulatory analysis for the 10 CFR Part 61 final rule entitled, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” and the revised guidance for alternative disposal requests entitled, “Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002…

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NRC ISSUES SRM RE FINAL RULE FOR LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL (10 CFR PART 61)

On September 8, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) in response to SECY-16-0106, which sought Commission approval to publish a final rule in the Federal Register that would amend Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Parts 20, “Standards for Protection Against Radiation,” and Part…

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DRAFT AGENDA RELEASED FOR FALL 2017 LLW FORUM MEETING

Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia October 16-17, 2017 The draft agenda for the upcoming Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) meeting has been released and posted to the organization’s website at www.llwforum.org. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia on October 16-17, 2017. As a reminder, the discount rate…

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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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