uranium enrichment http://whqr.org en Debate over whether local uranium enrichment plant could lead to nuclear proliferation intensifies http://whqr.org/post/debate-over-whether-local-uranium-enrichment-plant-could-lead-nuclear-proliferation-intensifies <p>Global Laser Enrichment, a subsidiary of GE-Hitachi, will wait a few more weeks for a decision on a 40-year license to build and operate the first laser-based uranium enrichment plant in the world.&nbsp; Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:53:04 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 23942 at http://whqr.org Debate over whether local uranium enrichment plant could lead to nuclear proliferation intensifies Nuclear watchdog group requests ASLB open final GE-Hitachi review to public http://whqr.org/post/nuclear-watchdog-group-requests-aslb-open-final-ge-hitachi-review-public <p>GE-Hitachi&rsquo;s subsidiary, Global Laser Enrichment, is facing the last regulatory hurdle before a 40-year license is granted to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne &ndash; just outside of Wilmington.&nbsp;&nbsp; Judges with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board have closed the final hearing to the public in its entirety.&nbsp; But as WHQR&rsquo;s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, one nuclear watchdog group is urging officials to reconsider that closed-door decision.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:02:36 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 20099 at http://whqr.org Nuclear watchdog group requests ASLB open final GE-Hitachi review to public GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment final license review to be private meeting http://whqr.org/post/ge-hitachi-uranium-enrichment-final-license-review-be-private-meeting <p>One of the final regulatory hurdles before GE-Hitachi receives a 40-year license to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne will happen behind closed doors.&nbsp; Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:33:25 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 19972 at http://whqr.org GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment final license review to be private meeting EPA points to Castle Hayne as Environmental Justice area http://whqr.org/post/epa-points-castle-hayne-environmental-justice-area <p><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">As GE-Hitachi considers whether to build a laser-based uranium enrichment plant on its campus in Castle Hayne, members of the surrounding community are generally in the dark when it comes to what &ndash; exactly -- the industrial giant might be creating in their backyards.<span> </span></span> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:18:43 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 18562 at http://whqr.org EPA points to Castle Hayne as Environmental Justice area NRC presents Safety Evaluation of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant http://whqr.org/post/nrc-presents-safety-evaluation-ge-hitachi-uranium-enrichment-plant <p>GE-Hitachi is working toward building a facility that would enrich uranium for utility companies to use as fuel in their nuclear power plants. Fri, 11 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 16185 at http://whqr.org NRC presents Safety Evaluation of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant Nuclear non-proliferation group demands risk assessment of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant http://whqr.org/post/nuclear-non-proliferation-group-demands-risk-assessment-ge-hitachi-uranium-enrichment-plant <p>Last night, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public review of the final Environmental Impact Statement and Safety Evaluation Report for GE Hitachi&rsquo;s proposed uranium enrichment facility.&nbsp; Fri, 11 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 16186 at http://whqr.org Nuclear non-proliferation group demands risk assessment of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant