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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NRC TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING RE VERY LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE SCOPING STUDY AND DISPOSAL OF GREATER-THAN-CLASS C WASTE

On February 22, 2018, the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host a public meeting to discuss the Very Low-Level Radioactive Waste (VLLW) Scoping Study and concerns associated with the disposal of Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) waste. Logistics The public meeting will be held in the…

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NRC SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT RE DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATORY BASIS FOR ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF DISPOSAL OF GTCC AND TRANSURANIC WASTE

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Federal Register notice announcing that the agency is seeking stakeholder participation and involvement in identifying the various technical issues that should be considered in the development of a regulatory basis for the disposal of Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) and transuranic radioactive waste through means…

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NRC TO CONDUCT VERY LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE SCOPING STUDY

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Federal Register notice announcing the agency’s plans to conduct a very low-level radioactive waste (VLLW) scoping study to identify possible options to improve and strengthen the NRC’s regulatory framework for the disposal of the anticipated large volumes of VLLW associated with the decommissioning…

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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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