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The area around Rocky Flats nuclear plant may soon open to the public — and some say that's a disaster in the making

Published: 
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 2:08pm

After bumping his truck up a steep rise, David Lucas got out and looked over a sea of green hills rolling toward the austere peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

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Contamination from a nuclear cleanup forced a shutdown. Investigators want to know who is responsible

Published: 
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:21pm

As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River.

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1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go

Published: 
Tue, 07/04/2017 (All day)

The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. 

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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.