SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A gigantic nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Washington state that has been under construction for 18 years is largely completed and soon will be ready to start...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho granted a conditional waiver Thursday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking...
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho nuclear facility is getting closer to successfully treating high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer, federal officials have...
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Taxpayers are not on the hook for $500,000 in legal fees of the contractor building the nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers at an Idaho nuclear facility have made significant progress in efforts to remove high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer, officials...
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says the contractor building the massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation earned nearly 48% of possible...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.
The U.S. Department of Energy in documents made public this week said the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project that employs 650 workers will end next year.
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — State regulators say they have found no environmental hazards after a problem at a paper mill's waste treatment plant caused discoloration in waterways outside of Roanoke.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A treatment plant designed to treat radioactive waste stored in eastern Idaho could start operating next spring, officials said.
The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit was built to treat 900,000 gallons (3,406,770 liters) of liquid radioactive waste by 2012, but it has not been able to get past the testing phase, The Post Register reported .
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A deal has been reached in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the city of Leavenworth retaliated against an employee who reported that the city had defrauded the U.S. government.
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A company that treats medical waste from Washington, Oregon and Idaho has been fined for a series of improper releases of polluted wastewater.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has doubts that a massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation can open by a 2022 deadline.
But the agency has not notified the state of Washington that legal deadlines for the project are at risk.
Instead, the Tri-City Herald reports the agency has directed contractor Bechtel National to improve its performance.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the steel used in the nearly $17 billion project meets safety standards.
The U.S. Department of Energy says in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that records needed to ensure that the structural steel used in the project is safe are either missing or of "indeterminate quality."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are considering extending the use of an eastern Idaho nuclear waste treatment facility beyond its scheduled closure this year so it can repackage radioactive waste brought in from other states before it's sent to a permanent disposal site in New Mexico.
PARIS (AP) — France's influential but troubled nuclear company Areva is seeking a new start with a new name.
The state-controlled company unveiled its new name — Orano — and logo Tuesday.
Areva, originally named after a Spanish abbey, had a roller-coaster history since it was created in 2001 to group together France's nuclear industry manufacturers under one company.
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A large hazardous waste treatment facility in Michigan is seeking approval to treat dioxins, some of the most toxic man-made chemicals.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged nine people from a waste treatment facility with the dumping tens of thousands of tons of toxic waste into a section of the Yangtze River near Shanghai.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials in a western North Dakota county are asking for more information about a mobile oilfield waste treatment plant that's proposed in the Bakken formation.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Testing of a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate is making progress at finding a solution, officials say.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said results from testing at Hazen Research near Denver, Colorado, will be used during planned tests at the Idaho facility later this year.
SEATTLE (AP) — An analysis says equipment failures caused between $49 million and $57 million of damage at the state's largest sewage treatment plant.
KING-TV reports (https://goo.gl/m4Hb3K ) the analysis was released Friday related to damage at the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seattle.
The King County Wastewater Treatment Division says the repair costs are expected to be covered by property insurance and won't impact county sewer rates in 2017-2018.
MADRID (AP) — A fire and several explosions ripped through an industrial waste treatment factory Thursday in a town near Madrid, sending 30 people to the hospital for treatment and forcing the immediate evacuation of nearby schools and offices, officials said.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 17-year project to clear radioactive waste at a buried airplane-hangar like structure in Idaho has been completed.
The waste included contaminated tools, machinery, clothing and sludge that came to Idaho in the 1970s and '80s mostly from a now closed plant near Denver that was used to build nuclear weapon parts.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Testing is set to resume at a federally-managed nuclear waste treatment plant west of Idaho Falls.
Tests at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit will begin next week after a nine-month pause, The Post Register reported (http://bit.ly/2kSxKlC ).
The first 10-day test will examine the effectiveness of a grinder that breaks down solid radioactive waste. The component clogged during previous tests.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Work to clear radioactive waste from the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project is nearly complete.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are only 28 nuclear waste boxes left to retrieve at the facility's airplane hangar-like building, The Post Register reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2kVhoVo). Officials expect to finish the job later this month.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho National Laboratory says it's problematic whether a small quantity of spent nuclear fuel needed for research will be allowed into Idaho this spring.
The lab renegotiated a research agreement to allow the shipment to be received later this year, Mark Peters told the Post Register (http://bit.ly/2j1eP2W).
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado, federal officials said Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Engineers at Hazen Research near Denver in January will start testing a smaller replica of the primary reaction vessel that's part of the $600 million Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Idaho National Laboratory.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A potentially explosive substance has been safely removed from a Vermont college.
The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2ijnodl ) Bennington College on Thursday worked with New York-based hazardous waste treatment firm Chemcept Inc. to dispose of the substance called Dipicrylamine.
The substance is described as a yellow dye in powder form that's "potentially explosive" and capable of destabilizing over time.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12.3 billion to $16.8 billion, making it one of the nation's most expensive construction projects, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Bechtel National Inc. and a subcontractor have agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit alleging subpar work in building a nuclear waste treatment facility on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, along with accusations that Bechtel illegally used taxpayer money for lobbying.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg residents who paid higher water and sewer rates in anticipation of a new waste treatment system won't be refunded after the rates dropped last month.
The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/2eTDB4K) reports following an April city council vote, the rates rose to $6.27 per 1,000 gallons for 1,000-100,000 gallons used, and $5.19 per 1,000 gallons for more than 100,000 gallons.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are fining the federal government after the U.S. Department of Energy failed to start a radioactive waste treatment facility before a Friday deadline.
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A waste treatment storage that disposes radioactive waste company may be ahead of southeastern New Mexico in landing a long-term storage facility for spent nuclear fuel.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/VC3oOA) that the West-Texas based Waste Control Specialists singled this month it wants a spent fuel storage facility at the company's facility just five miles east of Eunice, New Mexico.
WCS Communications Director Chuck McDonald says...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For Fred Hughes, it's déjà vu.
Hughes, president of cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho, recently began his fourth tour living and working in eastern Idaho.
His stints at the U.S. Department of Energy's desert site began in the mid-1980s, working for a U.S. Navy contractor. He returned in the 1990s to manage several waste facilities, only to leave and return again in the early 2000s to oversee construction of a facility known as the Advanced...