Hazardous waste

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, workers are shown at the 'C' Tank Farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, near Richland, Wash. Conservation groups are alarmed by the Trump administration's proposal to rename some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make it cheaper and easier to achieve permanent disposal. The U.S. Department of Energy is considering a change in its legal definition of high-level radioactive waste, which is stored at places like the Hanford. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 10, 2018 - 3:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive...
Read More
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Jennifer Christensen sorts through items found in a safe at the remains of her home in Paradise, Calif. Christensen and her 2-year-old son, Avery, moved to Paradise about a year ago. Upon returning to what was once home, she found a safe with melted jewelry in it. Christensen is not sure of her future plans but feels so much loyalty to her town that she recently had a tattoo done on her upper arm that reads, "Love is thicker than smoke," and below that, "Paradise Strong." (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
December 06, 2018 - 1:49 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly four weeks after the devastating blaze leveled her town, Jennifer Christensen was allowed back to return to her home in Paradise, where the first thing she saw was her son's charred tricycle in the front yard. Christensen was among hundreds of residents who were...
Read More
November 18, 2018 - 2:29 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at...
Read More
FILE - This March 6, 2014 file photo shows the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad, N.M. Operations at the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility’s ceiling collapsed earlier this week. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
November 16, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Operations at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week. The acknowledgement came...
Read More
This booking image provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Birmingham, Ala, shows Trey Glenn. Glenn, the Trump administration’s top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on multiple state ethics violations in Alabama related to an illegal scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Glenn was booked into a county jail in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 15, before being released on a $30,000 bond. (Jefferson County Sheriff via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a...
Read More
FILE: In this file photo from Tuesday, May 9, 2017, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Officials have ordered some workers at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste site to go inside and stay there because steam has emerged from a tunnel filled with waste that was being filled with cement. The U.S. Department of Energy says in a statement Friday that there is no indication that the steam seen at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation contains radiation or any other hazardous material and that the workers were ordered inside as a precaution. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
October 26, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — No airborne radiation was detected after steam escaped Friday from a tunnel containing radioactive waste at a former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, U.S. officials said, the second problem with aging tunnels at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in a year...
Read More
September 21, 2018 - 4:50 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday. The report from the Missouri Department of Health and...
Read More
FILE - This March 6, 2014 file photo shows the idled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad, N.M. Work has started on a new ventilation system that will clear the way for more radioactive waste to be hauled underground and disposed of at the U.S. government's nuclear repository in southern New Mexico. U.S. Energy Department officials celebrated with a groundbreaking event Thursday, June 14, 2018, saying the system is key for ramping up work at the nuclear repository. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:08 pm
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Work started Thursday on a new ventilation system that will clear the way for more radioactive waste to be disposed of at the U.S. government's underground nuclear repository in southern New Mexico. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is the nation's only location for disposing of...
Read More
June 08, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate,...
Read More
May 25, 2018 - 6:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers had to evacuate the U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository after finding a container of waste misaligned inside its packaging, but officials confirmed Friday that no radiation was released. It marked another problem for the New Mexico facility...
Read More

Pages