Latest Plutonium Stories

2008-09-28 12:00:28

We, the American people, own a large stock of weapons-grade plutonium. Twenty-pound blocks of plutonium is worth more than gold. We could pay off all of our government's debts and store the plutonium in Fort Knox alongside the gold that is currently owned by foreign governments. W.L.

2008-09-04 12:00:16

The U.S. Department of Energy says it has selected Mission Support Alliance LLC as support contractor at its Hanford site in Washington State. Department officials said the contract with the Lockheed Martin Corp.

2008-09-03 18:00:27

Radioactive water is leaking from an old salt and potash mine in Germany that had been converted to a storage facility for nuclear waste. The discovery of the leak has reopened debate about nuclear power, theerman magazine Der Spiegel reports.

2008-07-31 12:00:27

By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The Department of Energy will pay a $25,000 fine and pay for a natural resource expert for Hanford after missing two deadlines for preparing radioactive waste to be shipped to New Mexico for disposal.

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Deseret News editorial The only thing rising faster than gas prices these days is the cost of hollowing out Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. Seven years ago the estimated price was $58 billion. Last year it was announced as $77 billion.

2008-07-09 09:00:31

Once again the Deseret News has taken the short-sighted, knee- jerk approach by using more fear than logic.

2008-06-28 12:01:34

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble.

2008-06-27 03:00:20

North Korea Friday took another step in giving up its nuclear weapons program with plans to blow up the cooling tower of its main nuclear plant.

2008-05-04 21:00:13

Research to create the first U.S. atomic bombs has caused cancer among people who grew up near where the research was conducted, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.

2008-03-13 08:51:45

International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor.

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