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  • Nuclear dump could waste the Colorado, foes say

    Activists are protesting the state of California's plans to build a low-level nuclear dump in the desert's Ward Valley.

  • Oakland transforms waste to renewable energy

    Oakland transforms waste to renewable energy

    A wastewater treatment plant breaks new ground.

  • Los Alamos piles on more waste

    Local watchdog groups are worried that radioactive waste intended for temporary storage at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be there permanently, as new waste arrives with no definite future destination.

  • Agency gets rebuked

    A National Academy of Sciences report on the "Long-Term Institutional Management of U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites" says that the Dept. of Energy still doesn't know how to manage the more than 100 federal nuclear sites in the country.

  • Plutonium in your potatoes?

    Tests of four wells on the site of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory reveal that minute traces of plutonium have leaked into the Snake River Aquifer.

  • Can Nevada bury Yucca Mountain?

    The unexpected power shift in the U.S. Senate raises environmentalists' hopes that the high-level nuclear waste dump proposed for Yucca Mountain in Nevada, which once seemed unstoppable, may not be a "done deal" after all.

  • A bitter valley waits

    Residents of Nevada's Amargosa Valley, not far from Yucca Mountain, seem to be mostly ambivalent over the prospect of the high-level nuclear waste dump opening.

  • Nuclear storage site splinters Goshutes

    A proposed high-level nuclear waste storage area on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in western Utah is coming under attack from some tribal critics as well as other opponents.

  • Uber Recycling

    Garry and Diann Fulks have been recycling large metal objects for 35 years at their scrap yard in Montrose, Colo.

  • Utahns could kill radioactive dump

    In Utah, an initiative that would triple the cost of disposal at Envirocare's radioactive waste dump in Tooele County and it from taking hotter wastes is being fiercely fought by the company.

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