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New Mexico rolls out cleanup proposal for federal lab

Los Alamos National Laboratory

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators on Wednesday unveiled a draft proposal aimed at getting the federal government to clean up tons of hazardous waste and contamination left behind by decades of nuclear research and development at one of the nation’s premier laboratories. The proposal comes after missteps by Los Alamos National Laboratory resulted in a radiation leak in ...

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US Energy Dept gives Cove Point final OK to export LNG

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Department said Thursday it has given the final approval for Dominion Resources to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Cove Point, Maryland plant. The Cove Point plant is investing $3.8 billion in new infrastructure to ship up to 0.77 billion cubic feet of LNG starting late in 2017 to countries with which the United ...

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G2 LNG looking for export approval from DOE

Yet another liquefied natural gas (LNG) company is looking to take advantage of low domestic natural gas prices by exporting the resource from its proposed facility in Louisiana. G2 LNG LLC filed two separate applications with the U.S. Department of Energy this week, one for authorization to export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) nations and the other to non-FTA nations, ...

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Scientists outline research wish list for nuclear energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country are trying to narrow the list of critical research problems the nation needs to address when it comes to nuclear energy. The group gathered at the University of New Mexico is expected to detail its findings Thursday. Participants include representatives from UNM, Colorado State University, Texas ...

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House passes bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports

WASHINGTON — Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a 277-133 vote, the House approved a bill giving the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to authorize natural gas exports from facilities after they are reviewed and approved. It’s the third energy-related bill passed by the ...

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Reactions to the DOE getting fined

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CARLSBAD — An abnormal odor was detected Thursday by four waste handling technicians at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, according to an update released Tuesday. The workers were performing surface temperature measurements on the transuranic waste containers when they began smelling a “cleaner-like scent,” a WIPP update said. This odor detection occurred two days before it was made public that ...

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Acid mine drainage: Could it be used for fracking?

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — From the road, it looks like any other waste water treatment plant tucked into a remote hillside in southeastern Butler County. But a closer look reveals it’s bringing in not sewage but bright-orange groundwater from an abandoned coal mine nearby. With fracking as an impetus, it could be the next step in solving one of the state’s ...

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Rains have minimal impact on WIPP

Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M. CARLSBAD — The weeklong rains that drenched Eddy County only slightly impacted recovery efforts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. WIPP came away “mostly unscathed” from the September storms according to Department of Energy officials, who also reported two brief partial power outages at the waste disposal facility that delayed entries underground last week. Since Sept. 12, ...

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