- Feds reach settlement with New Mexico over radiation leak Updated: Apr-30-15 8:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump.
- Funds solar energy for fuel production research announced Updated: Apr-29-15 11:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The federal government is pledging $75 million to harness solar energy for fuel production research.
- DOE awards geothermal research grants in NV, UT, CA, ID, OR Updated: Apr-27-15 9:23 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Energy Department awarded grants Monday to scientists in Nevada and four other western states to develop research for a national lab aimed at tapping hard-to-get-to geothermal energy they say someday could provide enough power to supply 100 million homes.
- Hanford misses $190,500 from incentive programs, audit shows Updated: Apr-27-15 9:32 am
RICHLAND, Washington - An audit by the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General shows that the Hanford Nuclear Reservation missed out on at least $190,500 in payments from energy conservation incentive programs.
- Nuclear waste drums appear stable after signs of reactions Updated: Apr-20-15 6:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials.
- Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented Updated: Apr-16-15 8:46 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday.
- Congressional delegation wants more time to respond to draft Updated: Apr-12-15 12:16 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the federal Department of Energy to extend the time the public has before commenting on what is expected to be a voluminous environmental impact report on the proposed Northern Pass power transmission project.
- Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer Updated: Apr-09-15 12:26 pm
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to a high-performance supercomputer that is five to seven times faster than current top supercomputers.
- DOE manager to leave New Mexico nuclear waste dump Updated: Apr-07-15 3:16 pm
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - A U.S. Energy Department official who works with the government's nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico is leaving.