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Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close
Science & Tech  (tags: Nebraska, nuclear energy, nuclear power, Nuclear waste, energy, safety, health, business )

Carol
- 967 days ago - npr.org
A drive 30 minutes north of Omaha, Neb., leads to the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. It's full of new equipment. There's a white concrete box building that's still under construction. It's licensed until 2033. But the plant is closing Monday
U.S. Scientists Unable to Replicate Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Facility
Science & Tech  (tags: WIPP, radiation leak, danger, nuclear waste, investigation, news, ethics, New Mexico, Carlsbad, Los Alamos, government, scientists )

Carrie
- 1817 days ago - rawstory.com
Government scientists have not been able to replicate a chemical reaction suspected of causing a radiation leak at a U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, complicating efforts to understand what went wrong, a U.S. Energy Department official said Friday.
Can Fracking Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem?
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear energy, nuclear waste, fracking, shale rock )

Laura
- 1898 days ago - ecowatch.com
U.S. scientists are proposing that the source of one controversial energy program could provide a solution to the problems of another. Nuclear waste--that embarrassing by-product of two generations of uranium-fueled power stations--could be stored ...
The Traveling Wave Reactor: New Technology Would Use Nuclear Waste as Fuel, Eliminate It
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, nuclear power, nuclear energy, nuclear reactor, traveling wave reactor, bill gates, terrapower, science, energy, electricity, nuclear waste, nuclear waste disposal )

William
- 3023 days ago - enviralment.ca
Washington-based TerraPower is developing a new form of nuclear power called the traveling wave reactor. The experimental reactor, which would use nuclear waste as fuel, has attracted the investment of billionaire Microsoft Founder Bill Gates.
Why Not Just Dispose of Nuclear Waste in the Sun?
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear waste, nuclear, space, pollution, radiation, sun, world, war, usa, violence, unitednations, politics, government, world, technology, tech, science, scientists, space, NewTechnology, interesting, investigation, environment, discovery, energy )

Randy L
- 3351 days ago - blog.acton.org
PopSci follows up with the question I asked awhile back, "Why Not Just Dispose of Nuclear Waste in the Sun?"
Hospital Scanner Could Curb Nuclear Waste Threat
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical research, Nuclear waste, scanner, NewTechnology, discovery, good news, interesting )

Dee
- 3428 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Medical equipment used for diagnosis of patients with heart disease and cancer could be a key weapon in stopping nuclear waste seeping into the environment, according to new research.
The Resurgence of Nuclear Power
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear power, nuclear plants, contamination, energy, nuclear waste, France, Northrop Grumman )

RC
- 3889 days ago - nytimes.com
Thirty years have passed since a nuclear plant has been built in the US, and during that time many older plants have been decommissioned. But that's about to change: according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 21 companies want to build 34 new plants.
Radioactive Nuclear Waste: Forgotten, Perhaps, But Never Gone
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear waste, nuclear waste storage, nuclear energy, radioactive waste, nuclear waste disposal )

RC
- 4139 days ago - nytimes.com
Examination of the leftovers of nuclear power production - where is it, what is or isn't being done about it and how much it's costing you.
Where Does Stored Nuclear Waste Go?
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Waste, Washington State, Columbia River, Research )

Dawn
- 4220 days ago - enn.com
Millions of gallons of hazardous waste resulting from the nation's nuclear weapons program lie in a remote location in southeastern Washington state called Hanford.Beneath this desert landscape about two million curies of radioactivity and hundreds of th
   

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