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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Energy
  • new storyWashington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:03 pm

    SEATTLE - Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste-storage tanks.

  • You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices. 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:40 pm

    NEW YORK - Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed.

  • DOE names field office manager at nuclear repository 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:11 pm

    CARLSBAD, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a new director to the field office that oversees the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository.

  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm

    BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

  • Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.

  • Review finds vulnerabilities with Hanford plant 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:38 pm

    RICHLAND, Washington - A partial review of an unfinished nuclear waste treatment plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation found 362 vulnerabilities in its design, according to the watchdog group Hanford Challenge, which obtained a leaked copy of the review.

  • China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:58 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change - and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.

  • Lab manager settles lobbying claims with $4.8M payment 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:32 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The managers of one of the nation's premier federal laboratories have agreed to pay nearly $4.8 million to settle allegations of improperly using taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and others to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract.

  • Local officials blame feds for delay in nuke dump reopening 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 5:19 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Making claims that have been drawing sharp criticism, the federal government said this week that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can't reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.

  • Idaho senator calls for action on nuclear waste 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:43 am

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday called on state leaders to take action on two proposed shipments of nuclear waste.

  • Judge holds Energy Department to deadlines on Hanford 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 5:59 pm

    KENNEWICK, Washington - A federal judge ruled this week that the Department of Energy will be required to build new storage tanks for high level radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation if it does not meet certain deadlines related to cleanup projects.