nuclear power http://kbia.org en Cleanup of closed Mo. nuclear fuel plant ongoing http://kbia.org/post/cleanup-closed-mo-nuclear-fuel-plant-ongoing <p>The coordinator of the cleanup of a closed eastern Missouri nuclear fuel plant says he's pleased with the pace of a $200 million cleanup. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:26:27 +0000 Associated Press 25101 at http://kbia.org Cleanup of closed Mo. nuclear fuel plant ongoing NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed http://kbia.org/post/nrc-freezes-nuke-licenses-until-waste-issues-are-addressed The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a freeze on issuing licenses for new plants and 20-year renewals for existing ones&nbsp;following a ruling by a federal Appeals Court.<p>The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in June that the practice of allowing nuclear plants to store spent fuel rods on site doesn&rsquo;t meet federal environmental standards.&nbsp; The decision in essence bars the awarding of any new licenses until the industry begins addressing the problem of storing nuclear waste.<p>Today&rsquo;s decision delays action on 19 licenses, including a proposed license extensi Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:14:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19006 at http://kbia.org NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding http://kbia.org/post/task-force-created-try-secure-westinghouse-nuclear-project-funding <p>Governor Jay Nixon announced today the creation of a Local Government Task Force to assist an effort to develop and manufacture small nuclear reactors. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:45:31 +0000 Jon Ingram 18058 at http://kbia.org Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding Nixon, UM president Wolfe to tout nuclear plan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-um-president-wolfe-tout-nuclear-plan <p>Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe will join utility executives and business leaders at an event designed to boost support for building small modular nuclear reactors in the state.</p><p>The event Monday on the Columbia campus is billed as an economic development summit, while officials await word on a U.S. Department of Energy grant application.</p><p>Westinghouse Electric Co. and Ameren Missouri are competing for a share of the $452 million the energy department has set aside for the new technology.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:43:17 +0000 Associated Press 18024 at http://kbia.org Nixon, UM president Wolfe to tout nuclear plan