| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:08 PM
By Braden Reddall
Dec 12 (Reuters) - NuScale Power LLC, a nuclear technology
firm majority-owned by Fluor Corp, said on Thursday it
had secured U.S. Department of Energy funding to develop small
nuclear reactors just over a year after missing out in a...
| Dec 10, 2013
For 16 years, Argonne National Laboratory scientist Cindy Boggs helped usher enough nuclear material to the U.S. from Russia's secret weapons arsenal to destroy the world several times over.
Her work was part of a quiet post-Cold War program aimed at...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - A lobbying group pressing the
U.S. government to speed approval of U.S. natural gas and coal
export proposals released a report on Tuesday contending that
long delays in the approval process may violate global trade
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:41 PM
RICHLAND, Wash. — On a wind-swept plateau, underground steel tanks that hold the nation's most deadly radioactive waste are slowly rotting. The soil deep under the desert brush is being fouled with plutonium, cesium and other material so toxic...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON The government's multibillion-dollar effort to clean up Hanford, the nation's largest former nuclear weapons site, has become its own dysfunctional mess, critics say.
For more than two decades, the government has planned and worked to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:41 AM
* "Megatons for Megawatts" programme comes to an end
* Fuel derived from Russian weapons powered U.S. homes
* Deal reduced proliferation risk at dire time in Russia
By Steve Gutterman
MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old deal that has
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Two U.S. senators angered by the firing of whistle-blower Walter Tamosaitis from the contaminated Hanford, Wash., nuclear site sharply criticized the U.S. secretary of Energy on Wednesday.
Tamosaitis, an engineer, had raised safety concerns two years...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming are heading to their first test, a House hearing in which administration officials make their case before skeptical lawmakers.
The energy panel meeting...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.
Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending what had been the longest delay for any of President Obama’s second-term Cabinet picks.
The 59-40 vote was the...
| Jun 29, 2013
Hundreds of employees packed the auditorium at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Friday to get a first look at their new director, but for some it was more reacquainting with an old colleague.
Nigel Lockyer, the new chief, worked at Fermilab...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:02 PM
State and federal officials are investigating a higher level of radioactivity that may indicate a leak from a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
The U.S. Energy Department said workers had detected...