Tag Archives: Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Was Shipping Potentially Dangerous Nuclear Waste To Nevada Site For Years via Huff Post

The U.S. Department of Energy shipped potentially dangerous nuclear material incorrectly labeled as low-level radioactive waste into Nevada for several years, the state’s governor announced. A statement from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Wednesday said the department sent a total … Continue reading

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Plan to Reclassify Radioactive Nuclear Waste Spurs Anger via US News

By Cecile Smith-Schoenwalder A DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY plan to reclassify some of the country’s radioactive waste to lesser threat levels in order to save time and money is angering environmental groups and raising questions among experts. Last week, the Energy Department … Continue reading

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U.S. can label nuke waste as less dangerous to quicken cleanup via CTV News

Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press Published Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:53AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:15AM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. — The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation’s most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its … Continue reading

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Secret Plutonium Shipment via Fairewinds Energy Education

By Sue Prent Lately, Americans are experiencing an unprecedented volume of top-down lies emanating from the White House and its circle of acolytes like Energy Secretary Rick Perry. This steady drip of obvious misinformation often renders us somewhat deaf to … Continue reading

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“Incidental” nuclear waste: reconceiving a problem won’t make it go away via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Alison Macfarlane The Cold War left many legacies: thousands of nuclear weapons, a large nuclear weapons complex with its attendant personnel and infrastructure—and millions of gallons of dangerously radioactive waste stored in enormous buried tanks at the Hanford Site, … Continue reading

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Agreement reached in lawsuit over safety of workers at Hanford nuclear site via Seattle Times

Originally published September 19, 2018 at 11:50 am Updated September 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm The federal government has agreed to test new “groundbreaking” technology to capture and destroy tank vapors, and install vapor monitoring to increase safety measures. Hanford, located … Continue reading

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US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site via TDN.com

SEATTLE — The U.S. government will test and implement a new system to capture and destroy dangerous vapors released at the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site as part of a settlement agreement reached Wednesday. Washington Attorney General Bob … Continue reading

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Ed Markey wants answers on ex-Trump lawyer’s role in nuclear power plant via Washington Examiner

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts asked questions Friday about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s lobbying of the Department of Energy, by which be sought to gain billions of dollars in financial assistance for a nuclear power plant on behalf … Continue reading

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S Carolina Sues Feds Over End of Nuclear Fuel Program via US News & World Report

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is suing the federal government after the Energy Department announced it was stopping construction of a plant to turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear reactors. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s lawsuit … Continue reading

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DOE’s oversight at Hanford slammed in government report via The Seattle Times

By Hal Bernton Repeated engineering errors, construction deficiencies and other problems have repeatedly cropped up in the yearslong effort to build Hanford’s waste-treatment plant — issues serious enough to warrant possible work stoppages for some parts of the project according … Continue reading

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