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Audit: Los Alamos Lab has poor system for fixing problems

Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico. (Image: Larry Lamsa via Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An audit has found that the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s system for solving management problems is lacking. The report, released Tuesday by the Department of Energy’s Office of the Inspector General, suggests the lab’s corrective action program does not address issues or prevent their recurrence, including on health and safety issues. The audit looked at ...

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Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

BATON ROUGE, La. — Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. The Advocate reports the property will fuel the company’s trucks servicing Livingston Parish and the rest of the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management has already begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas. Gulf Coast-area public sectors manager Warren Guedry ...

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West Virginia won’t accept additional drilling waste tainted with radioactivity

By Don Hopey | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Range Resources shipped 12 tons of drilling sludge containing higher-than-normal radioactivity to a West Virginia landfill Tuesday afternoon, but, at least for now, won’t be able to use the landfill to dispose of other, similar waste stored on well pads in Washington County. Kelly Gillenwater, a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman, ...

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DOE investigation criticizes WIPP

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

LAUREN VILLAGRAN for Albuquerque Journal LAS CRUCES — The lead investigator into a radiation leak at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository blasted management’s response to the incident, citing inadequacies in safety and maintenance programs, among other trouble areas. Ted Wyka, chairman of the Department of Energy’s accident investigation board, briefed the public on the board’s initial conclusions on how ...

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DEP to close FirstEnergy’s Little Blue Run impoundment 3 years earlier than expected

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GREENE TWP. — Little Blue Run, the 1,700-acre impoundment that has served as a disposal site for FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bruce Mansfield coal plant for decades, will close three years earlier than expected. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection submitted the closure plan Thursday to FirstEnergy. The decree requires FirstEnergy to complete all work associated with the site’s closure by Dec. ...

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Velocys in venture to turn landfill gas into fuel

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A joint venture that includes a Plain City company will work to convert natural gas from landfills into liquid fuel. The venture, announced yesterday, will team Velocys of Plain City with Waste Management and two other companies. Velocys CEO Roy Lipski said in a statement that his company is pleased to join with the partners for “projects that promise to ...

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