Ed Lyman: Trump should stick to his guns and close failed South Carolina nuclear MOX project. The project is costing taxpayers more than $1 million a day. The facility, the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Plant, is three decades behind schedule and projected to cost some $15 billion more than its original $2 billion estimate. To date, the project is only 30 percent complete but has already cost more than $5 billion.
The Hill 20th Oct 2018 read more »
60,000 tons of dangerous radioactive waste sits on Great Lakes shores. More than 60,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel is stored on the shores of four of the five Great Lakes — in some cases, mere yards from the waterline — in still-growing stockpiles. “It’s actually the most dangerous waste produced by any industry in the history of the Earth,” said Gordon Edwards, president of the nonprofit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. The spent nuclear fuel is partly from 15 current or former U.S. nuclear power plants, including four in Michigan, that have generated it over the past 50 years or more. But most of the volume stored along the Great Lakes, more than 50,000 tons, comes from Canadian nuclear facilities, where nuclear power is far more prevalent.
Detroit Free Press 19th Oct 2018 read more »