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Source: Seattle Times

Hanford :: CA :: USA | updated 2010-12-07 05:03:37 -0800 | political-news

State and federal agencies asked a federal judge Wednesday to approve a new cleanup schedule for the Hanford nuclear reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons site...Department of Energy and the state Department of Ecology would govern the complicated cleanup...
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Source: Seattle Times

Spokane :: WA :: USA | updated 2010-09-28 15:05:40 -0700 | political-news

A huge infestation of invasive mussels could cost $100 million per year to fight in the Northwest. That's according to economists in a new report for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The dime-sized freshwater mussels pose a threat to...
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Source: The Boston Globe

Spokane :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-02-28 16:05:28 -0800 | green-news

Wash. (AP) There are significant construction flaws'' in some newer, double-walled storage tanks at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste complex, which could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Those tanks hold some of the...
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Source: Associated Press

Spokane :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-04-17 05:46:34 -0700 | green-news

Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity. Mayor David Condon advised Wheelabrator Technologies on Wednesday that the city won't renew a contract worth about $21 million a year. The Spokesman-Review reports (...
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Source: Star Tribune

Spokane :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-03-31 23:13:38 -0700 | green-news

Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington on Monday issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said his plan seeks to keep the cleanup of the Hanford...
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Source: The Olympia

Spokane :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-02-20 23:32:14 -0800 | green-news

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants an investigation into the treatment of whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after two were fired in the past five months after raising safety concerns about the construction of a $13 billion plant to treat...
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