More Nuclear Waste Articles

  • State, feds reject each other's Hanford proposals

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy on Friday each rejected the other's proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. The state sent a...

  • Radioactive waste booms with oil as states weigh rules

    Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...

  • Nuclear disposal agreement could bring Russia, U.S. to negotiating table

    Officials in the United States and Russia soon might have to negotiate over a hot-button energy issue -- and it's not related to natural gas. At issue is a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, project in Aiken, S.C., that is supposed to convert weapons-grade plutonium into commercial...

  • Crews enter troubled nuclear waste dump

    Officials say crews have made their first trip into the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump since a release of radiation in February contaminated 21 workers.

  • Energy Department closing Hanford waste sample lab

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Department of Energy plans to close a testing laboratory on the Hanford nuclear reservation and send samples of air, water, soil and sludge to outside labs to save money. The Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility will close within a year, the department told...



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