Blue Ribbon in NRC Document – Bonus: NRC doc for Ohio residents

Looking around at the NRC documents search page  we decided to see if we could find anything on that NORM (rad waste) stored at those caverns in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. We didn’t find that but we got this interesting item on one of the Blue Ribbon Panel members and his energy ties.

ML13199A455 –     Notice of Disclosure (NRC)

Document on disclosure by Blue Ribbon Panel guy, Judge Randall J. Charbeneau, to the NRC about NUCLEAR INNOVATION NORTH AMERICA LLC.

p. 2-3

 “Applicant Nuclear Innovation North America (NINA) has applied to the NRC for two combined operating licenses (COL) under 10 C.F.R. Part 52 that would authorize NINA to construct and operate two new reactors at the South Texas Project located in Matagorda County, Texas.
Section 1.2 of Part 1 of NINA’s COL application acknowledges that NINA has entered into certain agreements with Stone & Webster, Inc. (S&W) whereby S&W has the right to acquire an ownership interest in NINA from NRG Energy.4 S&W is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Shaw Group, Inc., which has recently been acquired by CB&I.5 Thus CB&I now owns the right to acquire an ownership interest in NINA from NRG Energy.”

ML003754826  –  Utah DEP document


p. 238

“The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board left no doubt in Louisiana Energy Services, L.P. (Claiborne Enrichment Center), LBP-97-9, 45 NRC 367
(1997) (hereafter “Claiborne”) that the NRC is obligated to carry out,in good faith, the President’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice in its activities that substantially affect human health and the environment. The Board found the President’s Executive Order applicable to NRC licensing actions because those actions substantially affect human health and the environment.
As in the Claiborne case, where progression of the site selection process and narrowing of the search raised, dramatically, the level of minority representation in the population, the Applicant’s search had been focused disproportionately on areas of high minority populations. As discussed above, the Applicant started its site selection with 38 sites, over 20 of which were located on Indian  reservations and ended up with two closely located sites on the Skull Valley reservation.”

In section 2.2 of the Executive Order, the President orders that [e]ach Federal agency shall conduct its programs, policies, and activities that substantially affect human health or the environment, in a manner that ensures such programs, policies, and activities do not have the effect of excluding persons (including populations) from participation in, denying persons (including populations) the benefits of, or subjecting persons (including populations) to discrimination under, such programs, policies, and activities, because of their race, color, or national  origin.

p. 281– Has lots about Louisiana Energy Services (Claiborne Enrichment Center).


ML051650044 –   USEC doc   featuring advanced uranium enrichment and Louisiana Energy Services.
Mostly of interest to Ohio residents.
PORTS is Depleted Uranium Hexafluride Conversion Facility at the Portsmouth, Ohio site (???)


” . . . it should also be noted that most recently the site selection process for Louisiana Energy Services*proposed National Enrichment Facility included PORTS as one of six sites that passed their screening process and was considered in detail in choosing their preferred site. (NEF 2004)”



15 thoughts on “Blue Ribbon in NRC Document – Bonus: NRC doc for Ohio residents

  1. I thought it was tenorm that was being stored there and not norm. Norm is a one time deal, if norm makes it into Fracking/drilling fluid more than once (gets concentrated), it is considered tenorm then, (technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials. Filter socks that contain norm are usually just tossed into the landfills, entire truckloads of them. When they reuse any Fracking or drilling fluid it is usually classified as tenorm.

    • For greater detail on NORM etc. see Freedomrox’s post about it.

      some use “NORM/TENORM” but some old docs say “NORM”. If you use search box on this site with “NORM” you will quickly find them. I always tag those posts with that.

  2. I don’t remember just how many boxes of books that were send to me on this in the 70’s and 80’s and a lot of updates and a lot of CD’s from DOE.
    A lot of this was research that was on going at that time.

  3. Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations

    Pretty much everything toxic is exempt, look at the exempt list and then the non exempt, its hilarious, not.

    So that leaves it up to louisiana and the local governments to keep track of it. Then they rely on industry to tell them if its dangerous or not, it seems.

    • And they can mix hazardous and non hazardous wastes together which make defining it that much more difficult. Like mixing solid hazardous with liquid “non hazardous” ect. Lots of shenanigans going on.

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