Dept of Energy

[6/6/19] NUCLEAR WASTE DEADLINES LOOM

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The State of Washington believes the federal government is unlikely to meet legal deadlines for emptying underground tanks holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The state Department of Ecology says it is prepared to take the U.S. Department of Energy back to federal court to get the cleanup back on track. Maia Bellon, […]

[6/6/19] RADIOACTIVE WASTE GETS RECLASSIFIED

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The U.S. government will reclassify some of the nation’s most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level. The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that the decision is intended to make it cheaper and easier to clean up nuclear weapons production sites in Washington, Idaho and South Carolina. The material has languished for decades […]