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Feds Adopt Plans For Disposing Of Nuclear Waste By
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy intends to retrieve nearly all the highly radioactive waste stored in underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and convert it into a glass-like substance for permanent...
Radioactive Waste From Bakken Oil Fields Sent to Montana Landfill By
Since June, about half of all the oil-field waste generated by the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota has been sent to what some industry officials call a state-of-the-art facility in Montana that is reportedly capable of disposing naturally occurring radioactive material. Known...
Study: Radioactive Waste Found Leaving Fracking Wastewater Facility By
A Duke University study released Oct. 2 is sounding the alarm over radioactive water stemming from allegedly defunct fracking wastewater treatment facilities. It’s the first study to directly link fracking and its wastewater to radioactive disposal, capable of contaminating...
Japan’s Plan For Radioactive Waste Water: Into The Ocean By
Spreading radiation and suspected new leaks are plaguing the ongoing disaster site of the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Monday, while the head of Japan’s nuclear regulatory body warned that there may be no other option than to dump radioactive waste water into...
Oregon GOP Chair Pushes Extreme Views By
Sprinkling radioactive waste from airplanes builds humans’ resistance to degenerative illnesses, says one congressional candidate. Though it sounds like a statement taken out of an article from satirical newspaper The Onion, the idea that radioactive material can actually...
Nuclear Board Warns Of Hanford Tank Explosion Risk By
Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department. State and...
Feds Look To Ship Wash. Radioactive Waste To NM By
Removing radioactive waste from underground tanks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site has proven to be technologically vexing for years, and recent word that six tanks are leaking has only added pressure to the efforts to empty them. A proposal to ship...
1000 Gallons Of Nuclear Waste Leaks Into Washington Soil Per Year — No Cleanup In Sight By
(MintPress) – More than 1 million gallons of radioactive liquid, approximately 1,000 gallons per year, are leaking into the soil around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington, threatening human health and the environment. Department of Energy investigators...
How Budget Cuts Could Affect You By
Automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services. Some examples:   DEFENSE One of the Navy’s premier warships, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, sits pier-side in Norfolk, Va., its deployment to...
Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink By
Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: that water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it will never be used. U.S....