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  • Beatrice Brailsford: Nuclear waste deal wrong for Idaho

    At the beginning of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy succeeded in wresting a preliminary agreement from Idaho’s governor and attorney general to allow two shipments of “research quantities” of …


  • Bills seek to boost state nuclear efforts

    OLYMPIA – Washington could renew its interest in nuclear energy by finding locations for small reactors and teaching teens about the industry, under a pair of bills the Senate passed …


  • Washington lawmaker calls for focus on nuclear energy

    OLYMPIA – The state should embrace nuclear energy by investing in small reactors that can fit on a train or semitruck, a Tri-Cities legislator says. Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is …


  • Nuclear lessons: Hanford tours go to heart of Cold War facility

    RICHLAND – At Hanford’s B Reactor, thousands of graphite blocks towered over Ernie Doyle’s head. On a recent public tour, the 57-year-old truck driver from Hillsboro, Oregon, seized the chance …


  • Japan’s tsunami topic of lecture at Whitworth

    Physicist Rich Wolfson, a physics professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, will present the 2012 Science and Society Lecture, “Nuclear Energy: An Environmentalist’s Perspective,” on Monday in the Robinson Teaching …


  • Face Time: Otter talks about Western Governors’ goals

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of the Western Governors Association, will hand over the gavel to the incoming chairwoman – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire – at the close of this …


  • Bonneville Power Administration seeks efficiency gains

    HANFORD – The Columbia Generating Station is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and costs. …


  • Reactor undergoes refueling, upgrades

    HANFORD — The Columbia Generating Station here is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and …


  • Caldwell: Nuclear vision needn’t be clouded

    The agonizing struggle of the Japanese to avoid further catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex necessarily has many rethinking the rethinking about nuclear energy’s future. Many hoped fission would …


  • Distance from Japan dilutes danger to state

    It’s possible that radioactive material released as a result of fires, partial meltdowns and explosions reported at Japanese reactors will be detected in Washington, but highly unlikely that levels could …


  • Nuclear plans gain foothold

    WASHINGTON – More than $8 billion in new federal loan guarantees to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia could be the first step toward a nuclear renaissance in the United …


  • Nuclear moving up in climate bill

    WASHINGTON – Will a heaping spoonful of nuclear power help Congress swallow a climate bill? The Obama administration and leading congressional Democrats are wooing wavering Democrats and Republicans to back …


  • Company’s background checks at forefront of nuclear security

    Nuclear reactors are anything but radioactive for Pinnacle Investigations. Each time one shuts down for maintenance, as they must every 18 months, the Spokane Valley company conducts background checks on …

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