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  • 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.



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