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Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 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. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Accident Investigation Board. ...

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New Mexico: 500 barrels of questionable nuke waste packed with kitty litter

kitty litter

Jeri Clausing | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico environment officials say more than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory were packed with the kitty litter suspected of causing a chemical reaction and radiation release at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn Tuesday gave the U.S. Department of Energy and the ...

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Scientists create solar panel windows using quantum dots

solar window

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP), in collaboration with the University of Milan-Bicocca (UNIMIB), have demonstrated that “quantum dots” can harvest solar energy. By embedding quantum dots in translucent material, solar energy can be redirected to the sides to be absorbed by a solar cell located at ...

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