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7/16/2019

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants to force the federal government to finish the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site. The federal government has reneged on its promises, "causing injury to the state that a court may redress," said Graham.

7/16/2019

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will inspect the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Plant in Columbia, S.C., following a fire that broke out at the plant on Friday. A drum containing radioactive waste caused the fire, with no injuries reported.

7/16/2019

The Idaho National Laboratory's SIRIUS program is exploring nuclear thermal propulsion, which could be used to power NASA's Mars mission. The first half of testing has been completed, and researchers expect to continue trialing the fuel at full power in August.

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7/16/2019

The water canal system at Florida Power & Light Co.'s Turkey Point nuclear plant has provided the area with an ecological habitat for endangered birds and reptiles. The company has a crocodile monitoring program as conditions of the canals allow the species to thrive.

7/16/2019

The San Onofre nuclear plant will restart its transfer of nuclear waste from wet to dry storage, said plant owner Southern California Edison. The transfer process is expected to be completed toward the beginning of 2021.

7/16/2019

The Santa Susana Field Lab should be cleaned up immediately, said Kim and Kourtney Kardashian at a partial meltdown remembrance event. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has planned a partial cleanup of the site.

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7/16/2019

Cameco will receive compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Company for damages related to a uranium contract termination. The contract was ended in 2017 following tough post-Fukushima-related regulations.

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CBC News (Canada)
7/16/2019

General Fusion hopes to harness fusion energy by 2021 without using a tokamak reactor. The company, which thinks that fusion can be achieved via dense plasma focus, operates out of a storage facility, but is backed by Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos.

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7/15/2019

No quotas on uranium imports are warranted, but a 90-day review of the nuclear fuel process will be held, said President Donald Trump. The review may include "recommendations to further enable domestic nuclear fuel production if needed," he said.

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7/15/2019

Idaho Falls, Idaho, is planning to increase the amount of power it gets from the Carbon Free Power Project -- the small modular nuclear reactor project being built in Idaho. The town hopes to increase the amount of power sourced from the project from the current 10 megawatts to 14.