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‘Game changer.’ Could Tri-Cities be the future home of an advanced nuclear reactor? via Tri-City Herald

BY ANNETTE CARY Energy Northwest is the partner in two projects picked for a new Department of Energy program to demonstrate new advanced nuclear power reactor designs. It raises the possibility that one might eventually be built near Richland. “The selection … Continue reading

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LANL cleanup faces $100M cut via Santa Fe New Mexican

By Scott Wyland […] The agency’s preliminary “budget in brief” shows a proposed 46 percent reduction in funding for the lab’s environmental managemenet, which handles cleanup of legacy waste generated before 1999, including during the Manhattan Project and Cold War. … Continue reading

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State Of Washington Lambastes Trump Administration Plan To Reclassify Nuke Waste via Huffpost

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify as less dangerous some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation’s largest supply because it fears much of … Continue reading

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Former Hanford doctor ‘under duress’ to disregard worker safety via King5

n 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Loren Lewis of Spokane said he’s never seen tactics like those used at Hanford. Instead of putting worker safety as priority number one at the former nuclear weapons complex, the occupational medicine expert … Continue reading

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AG files emergency action to force end to Hanford safety ‘crisis’ via K5

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday filed an emergency legal motion to force improvements in worker safety at the Hanford Site, the 586-square-mile former plutonium production facility. Ferguson called the action “as serious as it gets.” The motion … Continue reading

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Los Alamos lab contractor loses $57 million over nuclear waste accident via The Los Angeles Times

The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely due to a costly nuclear waste accident last year. The contractor, Los Alamos National Security, saw its … Continue reading

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Leak in massive Hanford nuclear waste tank getting worse via King5.com

RICHLAND, Wash. — Workers have found more waste leaking between the walls of a nuclear storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The waste was found in a new place between the walls of one of the 28 double shell … Continue reading

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Possible radiation leak at New Mexico military nuclear waste site via Reuters

(Reuters) – Unusually high levels of radioactive particles were found at an underground nuclear waste site in New Mexico on Saturday in what a spokesman said looked like the first real alarm since the plant opened in 1999. U.S. officials … Continue reading

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