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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

How can we get uranium from seawater? One Idaho scientist has an idea: altered yarn

Chen Wai is president of LCW Supercritical Technologies, a company based in Moscow, which develops green technologies for environmental and materials research. Together with researchers at the Pacific Northwest National …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey …


Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era plant in Ohio plan to send a high-tech helper into pipes where uranium was processed for use in nuclear reactors and …


U.S. moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon

U.S. officials said Wednesday that they have proposed ending the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.


Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

Iran’s atomic chief said Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could quickly be …


Hanford project to keep uranium out of Columbia River

Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results. Wells are being drilled now …


Iran approved to import additional 130 tons of uranium

The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran’s English language Press TV reported Friday.


Uranium, blasting caps found in Spokane Valley garage

A hazardous materials response was triggered Thursday when a woman reported finding uranium and blasting caps in her garage.


Georgia arrests 6 on suspicion of trying to sell uranium

The nation of Georgia’s security service has announced the arrest of six people suspected of illegally acquiring uranium-238 and trying to sell the radioactive substance for $200 million.


Healthy help

WELLPINIT, Wash. – Chico Corral’s work history is scoured into his lungs. Chest X-rays for the 84-year-old show scarring from the dust he inhaled during two decades as a uranium …


Spokane Tribe members want more time to review Midnite Mine cleanup plan

WELLPINIT, Wash. – Members of the Spokane Tribe gathered near the Midnite Mine on Sunday to offer prayers and songs for the healing of the defunct uranium mine. As the …


Cleanup of Midnite Mine on reservation to begin by 2015

Newmont Mining Co. expects to begin cleanup of a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation by 2015. The company is working on design proposals for the remediation of …


EU endorses Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON – In a diplomatic turnabout after years of U.S.-European tensions over how to confront Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, the 27-nation European Union on Thursday gave initial approval to the …


Doubts linger about Iran sanctions’ effect

WASHINGTON – A divided United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to tighten sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but left widespread doubt that the new strictures will slow the …


Iran sanction backers seek Brazil’s support

WASHINGTON – With a critical U.N. Security Council vote looming, Western diplomats appealed to Brazilian officials Tuesday to drop their opposition to a new battery of international sanctions against Iran. …


Nuclear order defies West

In a possible move to deflect attention from Iran’s political woes, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday ordered the nation’s atomic energy agency to begin enriching uranium from 3.5 percent to …


Iran OKs enrichment sites

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran approved plans Sunday to build 10 industrial-scale uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion of the program in defiance of U.N. demands it halt enrichment and a …


Iranian uranium site heightens concerns

VIENNA, Austria – Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place at the fortified facility ahead of its …


Feds: Keep visits to Midnite Mine short

If you must visit the Midnite Mine site in Stevens County, don’t spend a lot of time there.