CISF Application Review Suspended Temporarily

Last week, Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) temporarily suspend its review of WCS’ license application for Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (“CISF”) at its facility in Andrews County, TX until the completion of the sale of WCS to EnergySolutions, which WCS currently believes to be by late summer…

For the Record

At WCS we believe it is important to make all information about our application for a license to store spent nuclear fuel available to the public. Toward that end, we have posted a transcript of my public comments delivered at the public meetings the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hosted in Hobbs New Mexico and Andrews Texas…

Transportation Safety for SNF is Exemplary

The most frequently cited public concern at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Public Scoping meetings on the environmental impacts associated with the Waste Control Specialists license application to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) were about transportation.   Transportation safety issues associated with the movement of SNF…

People Are Talking About Interim Storage

Regular readers of the Rod Report (and believe me, I appreciate your continued interest) have probably grown weary of me droning on and on about the benefits offered by a consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. It’s a subject I have revisited many times since Waste Control Specialists submitted its license application to…

A Good Start To The New Year

A Good Start to the New Year As we turn the page on 2016, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the positive interim storage developments of the last 12 months. They were historic ones for WCS, and hopefully they’ll prove to be significant for the nuclear industry as well. In April, we…