The South Carolina governor’s nuclear advisory team has formalized its support for both bringing plutonium pit production to the Savannah River Site and repatriating spent German nuclear fuel for local processing. On Monday, the South Carolina Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council approved motions that support the two potential – but far out – SRS missions. The SCGNAC is a nine-member organization that includes state senators, congressmen and nuclear academics. The council reports to Gov. Henry McMaster but does not have any ruling or decision power: “We are an advisory group,” said Rick Lee, the council chairman.
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Twenty years after the passing of the deadline for the US federal government to start accepting nuclear waste for disposal, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has called on lawmakers to support funding for the review process for the Yucca Mountain repository licence application.
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