15 November 2018 Carlsbad Current-Argus (USA)
WIPP workers evacuated after rock fall
There has been a rock fall at the New Mexico radioactive waste disposal repository, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP). Managers say it occurred in an area of the underground facility that is off-limits to employees, and there were no injuries. As a precautionary measure work has been suspended pending investigation. Such rock falls are not uncommon, and this rock fall happened in a disposal room that does not contain any waste. Further reports by WRAL, WLOX, KUNM, Los Alamos Daily Post, US News & World Report, Albuquerque Journal, Windsor Star
15 November 2018 Russia Today
A Fukushima waiting to happen? Huge stockpile of nuclear waste on California fault line threatens US
Report on the debate over planned interim surface radioactive waste storage facilities at the San Onofre site in California.
15 November 2018 Coast News (USA)
Vista forum discusses public health risks of San Onofre nuclear storage facility
Report on a public meeting organised by local citizens groups concerned about safety and public health implications of interim surface storage facilities at San Onofre.
14 November 2018 La Liberation (France)
Storing the most secure radioactive waste with a lifespan of up to 1 million years is the project in Bure. Necessary confinement or “nuclear trash”?
Article on the debate over France’s deep geological repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
14 November 2018 Greenpeace (Belgium/Luxembourg)
Engie, this waste is yours, it’s up to you to pay
Protest against power company Engie, to ensure it takes full responsibility for the radioactive waste it produces.
14 November 2018 Carlsbad Current-Argus (USA)
WIPP: Fans going in for new ventilation system
14 November 2018 Oshawa Express (Canada)
Region wants role in nuclear shutdowns
Local governments want a role in managing nuclear decommissioning, particularly focused on assessing environmental impacts.
13 November 2018 YLE News (Finland)
Radioactive gauge found in scrap metal bin near Olkiluoto
Finnish officials say that a radioactive device found at a recycling centre represents a case of careless disposal but poses no threat to the public. They determined that the device was probably used to measure soil moisture and density. Regulator STUK announced that the instrument was identified as one used by the Finnish Environment Institute in the 1970s, that the recycling firm acted properly in contacting STUK quickly after detecting the device radiation, and there was no danger to the public.
13 November 2018 NewsWest9 (USA)
Midland City Council join stand against high-level nuclear waste
Midland City City Council in Texas held a special meeting and passed a resolution opposing proposals for two facilities to serve as interim storage for high-level nuclear waste in West Texas, and in New Mexico, because waste would be transported through the city’s area to both facilities.
13 November 2018 Le Monde (France)
Opponent at Bure nuclear waste landfill condemned to three months in prison
Sentences for rioters convicted after protest at Bure site of France’s deep geological repository. Leading French newspaper Liberation subsequently publishes a more detailed analysis of the police investigation.
13 November 2018 Bellona (Norway)
Is Russia really offering Norway nuclear assistance, or is the joke on us?
After years of being reluctant partners in cleaning up Arctic radioactive waste left behind by the Soviet navy, uncertainty over motivation of Russia’s offer to help Norway better manage storage of its own radioactive waste.