local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | Oct. 5, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Tunnel 1 at Hanford is full of train cars contaminated with radioactive waste. Experts at the site say the best solution is to fill it up with grout—a sort of a thin concrete.
Business | local | Environment | NewsAP | Sept. 28, 2017 7:32 a.m. | Richland, Washington
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer to another in a 1996 contracting change.
Nation | local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight
The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.
Health | Politics | local | Environment | NewsAP | June 15, 2017 9:53 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.
Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.
Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.
local | Politics | Energy | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | March 12, 2016 8:08 p.m.
A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Energy Friday to step up its solutions and timeline to clean up tank waste at Hanford in southeast Washington.
Speaking of retrofitting coal plants, the Pacific Northwest National Lab operator Battelle just got a $2 million grant to study a cheaper way to remove carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. PNNL has developed a new carbon capture process that uses organic liquids to pull carbon dioxide out of power plant flue gas.
You know how Oregon imports coal-fired power from other states through the grid? Well, that could create a problem for regulators trying to stop utilities from buying coal-fired power, according to Thane Jennings.
I spent a lot of time this morning trying to understand Oregon's new greenhouse gas emissions standard for utilities. A new set of rules triggered by a 2009 law is on its way through the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The idea is to control the greenhouse gases emissions associated with Oregon's electricity use by ...
A quick share the projects that have made it over the latest hurdle in the state Business Energy Tax Credit program for a share of $10 million in tax credits. They still have to go through a technical review. But I thought the list was interesting. They're the top tier projects – worth $6 million or more – and they've ...
[module align="right" width="half" type="pull-quote"]"I think you're going to see a lot more mixing and matching of renewables in the years to come form these companies industries now located in Oregon." -- Bob Repine [/module] I got a chance to talk with Oregon Department of Energy Director Bob Repine about the future of energy in Oregon last week. Among other things, ...
The federal government has agreed to share some of the financial risk involved in building the world's largest wind farm in northeast Oregon.
In a Northwest News Network radio story today, whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis shares his side of the story on how he was fired from his upper-level management job at the Hanford nuclear site.
In a surprisingly candid interview with The Daily Astorian this week, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski moved another step away from his earlier suggestions that a liquefied natural gas import facility would help bridge the state's current energy portfolio to a new, all-renewable future.