Monday, December 31, 2012

Radioactive Uranium To Be Moved From Oak Ridge Soon
For years now Nevada residents have fought a plan to dump nuclear waste into a dormant volcano known as Yucca Mountain. It appears now that they have lost the battle. U.S. Department of Energy officials say stocks of radioactive uranium could be shipped from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Nevada starting in 2013. Agency officials are not disclosing exact dates because of safety and security reasons because of the fissionable material's potential use in nuclear weapons. It appears now that the Department of energy has been approved to start the shipments by rail to the Nevada National Security site pending the official go ahead. The shipments are part of a program to dispose of a stockpile of old reactor fuel called the Consolidated Edison Uranium Solidification Project that has been housed at Oak Ridge for decades. (bg)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Woman Arrested for Trying to Cash Stolen Checks
  • Easter Egg Hunt Tradition Continues in Bristol
  • Numerous Homes Lost in Fires This Week
  • Sullivan Co. Jail Moves to "Video Visitation"
  • Woman Gets 8 Years for Vehicular Homicide
  • AT&T Looking to Hire 15 New Employees
  • Greeneville Murder Investigation Continues
  • Plane Crash Report
  • TN Shoppers Likely to See Wine in Grocery Stores Before 2016
  • McAuliffe to Soften Voting Restrictions for Felons
  • First Pediatric Neurosurgeon comes to Tri-Cities



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