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  • NRC Board to Hold Hearings on Texas Storage Proposal
    A Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral arguments on petitions for an adjudicatory hearing on Interim Storage Partners' license application for an interim facility to store spent nuclear fuel in Andrews County, Texas.
  • First Female Director Appointed to Head Iowa DNR
    Kayla Lyon has been appointed director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, effective July 8. She will replace Bruce Trautman, who has served as the agency's acting director since May 2018, and is DNR's first female director.
  • Dyno Nobel Settles EPA Case Over Oregon Facility's Releases
    The $939,852 being paid by the company as part of the settlement will purchase emergency response equipment for authorities in Columbia County, Ore. Dyno Nobel also will file revised estimates of its total ammonia releases and will update its Risk Management Plan.
  • Maryland's Governor Signs Energy Efficiency Measure
    The "Maryland Leads by Example" executive order directs the Maryland Department of General Services and the Maryland Energy Administration to develop and manage an energy savings initiative in state-owned buildings.
  • Tennessee Settles Lawsuit Over TVA Coal Ash Ponds
    The settlement requires the Tennessee Valley Authority to remove approximately 12 million cubic yards of coal combustion residuals from its active coal ash ponds at the Gallatin Fossil Plant, closing the coal ash pond complex and remediating the area in accordance with state law.
  • DOE Proposes to Redefine High-Level Radioactive Waste
    According to DOE, the revised interpretation, "if implemented through subsequent actions," could provide a range of benefits to both DOE and the public.

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The first decade of the twenty-first century saw a rapid expansion of the global economy to the continued detriment of the global ecosystem. With growing awareness of and concern for climate change, biodiversity loss and peak oil, the physical limits of these systems are now the subject of two movements to mitigate – or prevent […]

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