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A Livelihood in Nuclear Waste, Under Threat

Published: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Energy

For 15 years, workers from this dusty New Mexico town have made the 26-mile drive down a series of worn two-lane highways until reaching a strange complex of alabaster buildings in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Energy Department to Give $226 Million to Support Nuclear Reactor Design

Published: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 6:40pm
Category: 
Energy

The Energy Department will give a small company in Corvallis, Ore., up to $226 million to advance the design of tiny nuclear reactors that would be installed under water, making meltdown far less likely and opening the door to markets around the world where the reactors now on the market are too big for local power grids.

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Department of Energy’s Crusade Against Leaks of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Yields Results

Published: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 10:46am
Category: 
Energy

Every year, the United States Department of Energy’s far-flung operations generate millions of tons of climate-warming greenhouse gases.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Climate Change Is 'Not Debatable'

Published: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:56pm
Category: 
Energy

Physicist Ernest Moniz was sworn in this week as U.S. Energy Secretary, and wasted little time laying out his priorities.