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Fire No Longer Threatens Key Idaho Nuclear Facilities

BOISE, Idaho — The nation’s primary nuclear research facility planned to go back to regular operations on Thursday after a change in wind direction pushed a wildfire away from the sprawling site in Idaho. The fire no longer poses a …

US Suspends Low-Level Radioactive Waste Shipments to Nevada

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged dozens of shipments of low-level radioactive waste shipped to a site north of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out …

Quiet New Mexico Underground Radioactive Waste Plant Focuses on Safety

A half mile below the Chihuahuan Desert, the air is still and quiet in the dark passages of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Around 25 employees worked Friday in the underground to improve safety at the New Mexico site and …