National Legislation & Policy – National Radioactive Waste Coalition

Tritium at Nuclear Power Plants

Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive isotope that is found in the upper reaches of the atmosphere and rarely occurs naturally on the surface of the Earth. It is produced as a byproduct of the normal operations of nuclear reactors and is found in the fuel pools of reactors where the highly radioactive rods are stored at many reactor sites once they can no longer be used to produce energy.

HAUL NO! CALLS ON NAVAJO NATION PRESIDENT NYGREN TO SHUT DOWN PINYON PLAIN URANIUM MINE!

Leona Morgan | January 15, 2024 haulno.com We call on Buu Nygren to take concrete steps to SHUT DOWN PINYON PLAIN uranium mine near Grand Canyon, adjacent to Sacred Red Butte. Haul No! was founded in late 2016 as a Diné-led initiative aimed at stopping both the Canyon Mine (now rebranded Pinyon Plain) and the… Continue reading HAUL NO! CALLS ON NAVAJO NATION PRESIDENT NYGREN TO SHUT DOWN PINYON PLAIN URANIUM MINE!

Take one experimental climate project. Add nuclear.

CARLOS ANCHONDO | January 4, 2024 politico.com The Biden administration is poised to spend millions on a novel project that would pull carbon dioxide from the air, using energy from a new type of nuclear power plant. If successful, the idea for the Wyoming Regional Direct Air Capture Hub would be a win-win: a facility that… Continue reading Take one experimental climate project. Add nuclear.

Nuclear waste transportation draws opposition in west

Eric Tegethoff | June 28, 2023 kiowacountypress.net (Northern Rockies News Service) Concerns are growing in the west about nuclear waste transportation.  Tuesday, the Snake River Alliance held a webinar on these concerns, heightened by the potential of a temporary waste facility opening in New Mexico.  Kevin Kamps is the radioactive waste specialist for Beyond Nuclear. He said… Continue reading Nuclear waste transportation draws opposition in west

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