The Los Alamos National Laboratory helps boost the state of New Mexico's economy by $3 billion a year, reported the University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The lab supports 24,000 direct or indirect jobs, said the report.
The Ohio House didn't pass a bill that would subsidize the states nuclear plants, falling one vote shy of the requisite 50. The House will try again around Aug. 1, assuming lawmakers who were absent for this vote can show up to the additional effort, said Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should seek input and comments from the public and other parties before moving ahead with reduced nuclear plant oversight, wrote the House Energy and Commerce and House Appropriations committees. The signatories of the letter are four House Democrats.
Yucca Mountain, the proposed repository in Nevada, needs to be reviewed for earthquake risk, wrote Gov. Steve Sisolak and other state officials to Energy Secretary Rick Perry. "Seismic hazards present at Yucca Mountain and specifically their linkage to seismic events in California" need to be reviewed, the group wrote.
President Donald Trump's decision not to impose restrictions on uranium imports boosted the price of the commodity to a four-month high. Prices likely won't remain high for the long-term "given continued weakness in the underlying fundamentals," said UxC President Jonathan Hinze.
Logan, Utah, voted to remain part of the Carbon Free Power Project and continue supporting the plan to build a small modular nuclear reactor near the Idaho National Lab. "I've looked at this small modular reactor proposal pretty closely and feel like it's appropriate for us to invest in it," Council Member Herm Olsen said.
The Kalinin nuclear plant in Russia now has three of its four reactors offline due to a short circuit. The reason for the short circuit, the second such operational malfunction at a Russian nuclear site this week, is currently unknown.
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that will provide subsides for nuclear plants, doing away with renewable energy efficiency requirements. The bill moves to the state House for a vote.
At New York's Robert Emmett Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, an Ohio delivery driver was arrested for allegedly carrying an unlicensed handgun. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
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