“More than 70,000 containers of this waste (sometimes referred to as suspect TRU waste) were stored under a layer of dirt in the in the 1970s and 1980s, in the 200 Area Low-Level Burial Grounds of the Hanford Site. The intention was to retrieve the waste (which is why sometimes it is also referred to as retrievably-stored waste) at a later date when a national repository was established to accept transuranic waste.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority in the US has decided to sell an unfinished nuclear plant, as it does not see any need for large-scale power generation sources for at least 20 years. The authority has invested over $4bn in the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant property in northern Alabama in the past four decades. TVA president and CEO Bill Johnson said: “We sought public comments on whether to sell or keep the property and for what uses. “Our analysis of the property and its potential uses, and input from public officials, customers and Valley residents, indicate that offering the property for sale could better serve the public.”
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