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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver

Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for …


Hanford tunnel collapse prompts some to ask: What’s the long-term solution for nuclear waste?

Tuesday’s collapse of an earthen tunnel at Hanford highlights long-standing concerns about the ways in which nuclear waste is stored.


Is Yucca Mountain once again America’s nuclear waste dump?

Thirty years after Nevada’s Yucca Mountain was designated as America’s only dumping ground for nuclear waste, not a single isotope has been sent there.


A glimmer of hope at Hanford

There is no telling how seriously the Trump administration will take the threat at Hanford, but there is little question that the departure of retiring Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is …


Court orders work to continue on Yucca repository

The federal government must resume work on a repository in Nevada that would take the high-level nuclear waste from Hanford, a federal court said today.


Outside view: For Hanford to improve, Yucca must be an option

This commentary from the May 9 Tri-City Herald is presented in place of the customary Spokesman-Review editorial. They aren’t exactly breaking new ground. A coalition of Northwest environmental groups recently …


Wash. congressmen discuss nuclear fuel storage

U.S. Reps. Doc Hastings and Jay Inslee say they will fight to keep the federal government from abandoning a proposed nuclear waste repository in Nevada.


Washington sues to keep Yucca alive

YAKIMA – Washington state filed suit Tuesday to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over …


Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca

Washington state has filed suit to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over where the …


Hanford waste stranded by Yucca Mountain decision

The tanks are still there, 177 in all, packed with 53 million gallons of radioactive waste. One million gallons have leached into the desert soil.


Editorial: Abandoning waste site undoes years of planning

In 1987 – a full 42 years after the onset of the Manhattan Project – Congress settled on Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the permanent repository for more than 14,000 …


Our View: Storage solution needed to enable nuclear power

With the growing concern over global warming, nuclear power plants have leaped back into the national conversation as a cleaner alternative to facilities powered by fossil fuels. However, the issue …


Nuclear waste site scrapped

WASHINGTON – For two decades, a ridge of volcanic rock 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas known as Yucca Mountain has been the sole focus of government plans to store …