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Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

 Tenn. - Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars in Detroit or steel in Pennsylvania, it would have long ago been shuttered. […] Continue reading →

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic made their appeal Friday in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. […] Continue reading →

DOE to OK $6.5B for Georgia nuke plant

 The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first nuclear power plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was expected to announce final approval of the deal at a speech on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 […] Continue reading →

NM nuclear repository monitored for radiation

 Officials monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the underground site in southeastern New Mexico where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste said late Saturday that surface tests have shown no danger to people or the environment. Samples were taken at several sites around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after an air […] Continue reading →

Firm wants to build largest pipeline yet from ND

Pipeline A Canadian company has applied to build the largest pipeline yet from western North Dakota’s booming oil patch. Enbridge Energy said Tuesday that it’s seeking shipping commitments from oil producers, a major step in getting the $2.6 billion pipeline built. The proposed oil pipeline would run 612 miles into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge spokeswoman Katie […] Continue reading →