An advanced reactor could be used to consume 112 tonnes of weapons grade material
January 17, 2012, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
December 22, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
September 12, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Last month, the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on America's Nuclear Energy Future released its long-awaited full draft report to Secretary Chu, based upon the findings of each of its subcommittees. Several nuclear bloggers offered their thoughts on the draft summary of the BRC recommendations when they were posted back in May. Since that time, the release of the full draft report expands upon earlier BRC recommendations, which largely focused upon centralized interim storage for spent nuclear fuel until a new permanent geological repository can be sited.
August 9, 2011, 3:44PMANS Nuclear Cafe
The American Nuclear Society issues a comprehensive spent fuel report
May 18, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
On May 13, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future released its draft conclusions and recommendations. Despite its more general sounding title, the commission's work mostly concerned the nuclear waste issue. It was created by President Obama's administration primarily to investigate alternatives to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository, after the administration moved to shut that program down. While the commission did release some recommendations on other issues such as advanced reactors and Fukishima, this post will focus on its recommendations concerning nuclear waste policy.
May 5, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on March 22, 2011, for the lawsuit brought by three private citizens of Washington State challenging the president's authority to cancel the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
March 29, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The court will decide Yucca Mountain's future, not the president
March 10, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The time has come for the U.S. to recycle its spent nuclear fuel
December 29, 2010, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Where does waste = external costs?
December 28, 2010, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The often-ignored difference maker
December 11, 2010, 8:35PMANS Nuclear Cafe
This is the weekly Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers with contributions from the leading pro-nuclear blogs in North America.
November 17, 2010, 7:26PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Hamad Al Kaabi is a nuclear engineer
November 16, 2010, 10:09PMANS Nuclear Cafe
On November 15, Audeen Fentiman testified before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC). The BRC was established by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in January 2010 to provide recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to managing the nation's used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. The BRC will provide advice and make recommendations on issues including alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.
November 3, 2010, 5:05PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Getting the government to give up its uranium enrichment program is the key issue
October 6, 2010, 10:30PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Financing may dry up if nations don't act soon
September 8, 2010, 9:34PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Seoul wants to know why it is treated differently than India