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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Hanford nuclear site study considers waste options

A federal government study has analyzed options for treating waste at a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reported that the National Academies of Sciences issued the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashes

A prestigious scientific organization on Wednesday called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8 p.m.

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, …


Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma victims may die unnecessarily

Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn’t determine …


Report: Anti-bullying policies should be preventive

WASHINGTON – Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address …


Global warming making U.S. sick, report says

The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.