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  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • Accidental Wilderness

    Accidental Wilderness

    Washington's Hanford Site and New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range both hold deadly nuclear contamination – along with unspoiled landscapes rich in wildlife.

  • Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe

    Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned

  • Courting the Bomb

    The hardscrabble desert town of Carlsbad, N.M. – already home to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – is brushing aside the fears of environmentalists and arms-control advocates in its eagerness to host the Bush administration’s planned new nuclear bomb fac

  • Easterners tilt at windmills while Westerners joust with a real foe

    Cape Cod’s opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm sounds crazy to Westerners, who would gladly exchange nuclear waste dumps, coal mines and gas wells for some renewable energy

  • Feds to Energy Department: Slow down

    Three federal judges, ruling in three environmentalist lawsuits, tell the Department of Energy that it has to be more careful with nuclear waste

  • If you've got some nuke waste, you can WIPP it

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico may begin taking hotter waste if the state carries out plans to relax regulations

  • INNOVATE, Part III

    INNOVATE, Part III

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.

  • New Mexico goes head-to-head with a nuclear juggernaut

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is booming, revitalized by a new era of weapons development – but the state of New Mexico wants the lab to clean up its old Cold War-era messes before it starts making new ones

  • No place for pesky nuclear waste

    The European-owned company LES wants to produce nuclear fuel near Eunice, N.M., but has yet to come up with a plan for storing the highly toxic, radioactive byproduct

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