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    Nuclear waste hits another roadblock

    New Mexico's Waste Isolation Plant Project (WIPP) is stalled a week before its planned opening by state regulators who say that the plant needs a state permit.

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    Navajos may say no to nuclear waste

    While Congress argues over whether Yucca Mountain, Nev., will store nuclear waste by 2003, Navajo activists urge the reservation to become a "nuclear-free" zone and forbid the waste to be transported across it.

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    Hot and beautiful

    A report by the U.S. Geological Survey, "Tapping the Earth's Natural Heat," discusses geothermal power and its possible impacts on the environment.

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    Hanford's full of holes

    The General Accounting Office reports that the Dept. of Energy has not found out enough about the soil between the water table and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's leaking tanks to make environmentally sound cleanup decisions.

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    No nuclear jeopardy in Wyoming

    The Wyoming Outdoor Council's new report, "Nuclear Jeopardy," says a proposed private nuclear waste dump in central Wyoming is a bad idea.

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    All is not quiet on the Rocky Mountain Front

    Following Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora's banning of new oil and gas leases on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Sen. Max Baucus has a bill to ban oil and gas exploration on surrounding forests as well.

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    A few fish may move a mountain of tailings

    The radioactive uranium tailings on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, may be moved to protect the endangered squawfish from contaminants in the river.

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    The secret's out

    A grand jury's "secret" report on Colorado's Rocky Flats bomb factory reveals a reckless decade at the nuclear weapons plant before it was closed in 1989.

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    Tribes protest Ward Valley dump site

    Members of five Native American tribes are protesting the government's plan to store nuclear waste in Ward Valley, Calif.

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    Learning sustainable technology

    The nonprofit Solar Energy International offers courses in water, wind and solar power.

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    Feds ready to get WIPPed

    The controversial Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., is scheduled to open to store nuclear waste this spring.

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    Waste to snake through West

    The Department of Energy plans to ship five loads of nuclear waste from Concord, Calif., to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

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    Oil leasing sparks debate

    Environmentalists are fighting the Forest Service's proposal to open 370,000 acres south of Yellowstone to oil and gas leasing.

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    State fights nuclear waste shipments

    Congress authorizes storage of 50,000 tons of nuclear waste at the Nevada Test Site despite protests and warnings of environmentalists.

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    Borrowing courage from the past

    Lewis and Clark National Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora discusses making the decision to protect Montana's Rocky Mountain Front from oil and gas drilling.

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