- Audit: Idaho nuclear waste plant construction over budget Updated: Apr-27-16 4:31 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A recent audit found significant problems with the federally-managed nuclear waste treatment plant west of Idaho Falls.
- Hanford officials try to learn if 2nd tanks is leaking Updated: Apr-27-16 2:28 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A second giant tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons may be leaking on the sprawling Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
- Federal government: Dismiss nuke fuel project lawsuit Updated: Apr-26-16 2:35 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's lawsuit calling for million-dollar fines and plutonium removal should be dismissed because the state is wrongly interpreting the laws governing a long-delayed nuclear fuel project, the U.S. Energy Department said in court documents.
- Looming deadline for nuclear waste plant, future in limbo Updated: Apr-24-16 3:44 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A darkened central control room with more than 25 computer screens watches over nearly everything occurring inside this radioactive waste treatment plant west of Idaho Falls.
- Feds: No nuke waste to be used in possible South Dakota test Updated: Apr-21-16 5:02 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes are trying to better explain their intentions to South Dakota residents after getting rebuffed in North Dakota over concerns that waste might eventually be stored there.
- Hanford officials prepare to pump nuke waste back into tank Updated: Apr-19-16 2:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials prepared Tuesday to pump thousands of gallons of leaked radioactive waste back into a 46-year-old storage tank that contains toxic leftovers from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons in Washington state.
- Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees Updated: Apr-14-16 8:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The contractor that manages the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository is being awarded nearly $12 million in fees and performance pay for work done while the troubled facility moves toward resuming operations following a radiation leak more than two years ago.
- Feds list Idaho as possible site for nuclear waste storage Updated: Apr-13-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Energy lists the Idaho National Laboratory as a possible site for storing about 1,300 dump truck loads of low level radioactive waste.
- Hanford contractor eligible for $18.8M in incentives Updated: Apr-12-16 1:14 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor is eligible to receive $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year, but the money has not been paid because of a dispute.
- Energy Department disputes payment to Hanford subcontractor Updated: Apr-07-16 12:15 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor Mission Support Alliance improperly awarded $63.5 million in taxpayer money as profit to a subcontractor with which it shared ownership ties, allegedly allowing two Lockheed Martin-controlled organizations to earn money from the same work, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.
- Congressman presses agency for hearing on nuke waste storage Updated: Apr-05-16 3:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - A congressman Tuesday asked the U.S. Energy Department to hold a forum in California to discuss how the nation should manage its nuclear waste, citing public concern with long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- The Latest: Los Alamos to benefit from settlement funds Updated: Apr-04-16 12:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on cleanup of contamination at Los Alamos National Laboratory (all times local):
- Regional group wants into SC lawsuit over nuke fuel project Updated: Apr-01-16 3:14 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - An economic development group is seeking to be part of South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for the agency's failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline.
- New communication system installed at nuclear waste dump Updated: Apr-01-16 5:56 am
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - Workers at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico will be able to signal officials aboveground in the event of an emergency thanks to a new wireless communication system.
- New Mexico rolls out cleanup proposal for federal lab Updated: Mar-30-16 7:58 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico regulators on Wednesday unveiled a draft proposal aimed at getting the federal government to clean up tons of hazardous waste and contamination left behind by decades of nuclear research and development at one of the nation's premier laboratories.
- The Latest: DOE affirms commitment to Los Alamos cleanup Updated: Mar-30-16 4:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on the cleanup of hazardous waste and contamination at Los Alamos National Laboratory (all times local):