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"Production vs consumption" in Moab 16.4.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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DOE releases final impact statement on uranium leasing program 8.4.2014 Telluride: News
The U.S. Department of Energy has released its final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to the public.
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Environmental group sues Utah uranium mill operator 5.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
An environmental group is suing the operator of a southern Utah uranium mill, alleging it has hiked pollution levels in neighboring communities. Grand Canyon Trust filed the suit in Utah federal District Court Wednesday against Energy Fuels Resources over operations at its San Juan County White Mesa Mill. The group says the mill’s radon emissions in 2012 and 2013 surpassed federal standards and alleges the company ran more waste pits during that time than federal regulations allowed. Trust attor...
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DEO releases final impact statement on uranium leasing program 27.3.2014 Telluride: News
The U.S. Department of Energy has released its final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to the public.
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Obama dismissed Russia as "regional power" despite Crimea grab 26.3.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea would be difficult to reverse, but he dismissed Russia as a "regional power" that did not pose a leading security threat to the United States.
Workers prepare return to New Mexico nuke dump 23.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CARLSBAD, N.M.—Employees at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico are preparing to enter the facility's underground mine for the first time since a radiation leak contaminated workers last month.
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Guest Commentary: In Japan, nuclear safety uncertain 15.3.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
"What earthquake? It was the tsunami." That's the common refrain heard from nuclear power experts in Japan and around the world when asked what caused the world's first and only triple reactor meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant three years ago.
Fire at New Mexico nuke dump was preventable, report says 14.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque, N.M. • The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad. “It was preventable,” Ted Wyka, a Department of Energy official who led the investigation, told a comm...
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US ex-nuclear chief: Fukushima lesson is phase-out 13.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO—As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation warning for any Americans in the area, a response some found extreme.
Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters 11.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
CH2M Hill sees opportunity in post-Fukushima nuke decommissioning 9.3.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Decommissioning Japan's nuclear plants is a business opportunity for CH2M Hill, which is overseeing cleanup at the Hanford atomic weapons site in the U.S., a vice president of the Douglas County-based engineering company said.
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Residents frustrated at lack of nuke dump details 7.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CARLSBAD, N.M.—It's been three weeks since the radiation sensors were triggered and the exhaust dampers at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump slammed shut, putting the repository's massive salt caverns off-limits and the nation's cleanup efforts on hold.
Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget 5.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
An agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct.
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AP Newsbreak: Concerns raised about Hanford tanks 1.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SPOKANE, Wash.—While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Leak at New Mexico nuclear dump raises questions about cleanup 28.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Carlsbad, N.M. • For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico’s potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release that exposed at least 13 workers have shuttered the federal government’s only deep underground n...
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Prophets of Oak Ridge — and guard they eluded — adjust to aftermath of nuclear break-in 27.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. They met just before dawn a year and a half ago, next to a big white building full of uranium. He was a security guard helping to protect a nuclear weapons site. They were three peace activists assailing the bomb as a false idol. They surrendered first to him, then to the […]
Keating: The muted impact of Fukushima 27.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
By Joshua Keating Slate WASHINGTON — Next month will make the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear meltdown, and sadly, the disaster is still unfolding. Last week the operator of the plant announced that 100 tons of contaminated water had leaked out of a tank — the worst incident since a series of dangerous leaks last August. U.S. scientists are also currently working to determine whether radioactive material from the plant has reached the kelp beds off the California coas...
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Uraniumx2019s seductive power 27.2.2014 Durango Herald
Rural Colorado is dotted with towns that industry forgot. x201cUranium Drive-In,x201d a documentary showing this weekend at Durango Film An Independent Film Festival, is the story of one such town, Naturita, where a population of 519 is struggling to hold on. Director Suzan Beraza of Telluride opens the story in 2007.
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Rocky Flats workers' burden still heavy even with new legal status 23.2.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Before he died, Danny Adkins extracted a promise from his 26-year-old daughter.
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Analysis: U.S. gives nuclear power a big break 22.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
If nuclear power is such a good idea, why does it need financial help from U.S. taxpayers?
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