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Plan to keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris dumped in Idaho 

Agency considering storing Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho 

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/ap-news/agency-considering-three-mile-island-nuclear-debris-idaho, AP NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2019  BOISE, Idaho (AP— Federal authorities want to store the partially melted core from one of the United States’ worst nuclear power accidents for another 20 years in Idaho.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it’s considering a request from the U.S. Department of Energy to renew a license to store the radioactive debris from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.

The core of a reactor south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, partially melted in 1979. The commission says continuing to store the debris at the Energy Department’s 890-square-mile site in eastern Idaho that includes the Idaho National Laboratory will have no significant impact.

The license would be good through 2039, four years past an agreement the Energy Department has with Idaho to remove the high-level radio

September 19, 2019 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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