The public can weigh in this week on an experimental nuclear reactor which could be coming to the Idaho National Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new design known as a “versatile nuclear reactor.” The DOE said it will be used to test nuclear-energy innovations, helping to push the sector forward. Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear power safety for the Union of Concerned Scientists, believes its construction would pose risks for eastern Idaho. “People should ask questions about whether the DOE has really done the accident analysis that it needs to, and is being honest with the people about the potential consequences of accidents at that reactor,” Lyman contended.
Public News Service 25th Jan 2021 read more »
Joe Biden has earmarked Wednesday as “climate day” at the White House to announce a slew of execution actions. The primary focus will be the president’s order to federal agencies asking them to determine the parameters of the oil and gas leasing ban on federal lands.
Independent 26th Jan 2021 read more »