Latest Hazardous waste News

Man gets probation for improper shipping of nuclear waste

Sep. 18, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has opted against prison time for a Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to shipping low-level nuclear waste to a Kentucky landfill without proper labeling. A federal judge handed down a five-year probation sentence Wednesday for Cory David...

New Mexico backs Texas in opposing nuclear fuel storage

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top New Mexico leaders say they’re open to “most anything” that would prevent spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste from being stored indefinitely in the state, including legislation like a measure recently adopted by Texas to prevent the shipping and...

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Sep. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that...

Unbreakable bond: Army vets reunite after decades apart

Aug. 07, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Close friends and U.S. Army veterans Dave Scott and Phil Cummings hadn’t seen each other for 43 years since the two finished their service in the Marshall Islands in 1978. Scott and Cummings were comrades in a dangerous...

Elevated metal levels found in water near Rockton's Chemtool

Jul. 24, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials have found elevated levels of harmful metals in groundwater monitoring wells at a Rockton Superfund toxic waste site. But the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency noted that the substances were not found in the municipal water system...

Mine opponents press Montana judge to order new review

Jul. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups pressed a state judge to order a new review of a Montana copper mine over worries that mining waste will pollute a river that's popular among boaters. Attorneys for Trout Unlimited and other groups argued that state officials...

US to pay Nevada $65K in settlement over radioactive waste

Jul. 09, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay Nevada $65,000 after the government mislabeled and mischaracterized low-level radioactive waste that was shipped to a disposal site north of Las Vegas for more than five years. The settlement agreement...

Groups sue Biden admin over planned expansion of nuke work

Jun. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Watchdog groups sued the Biden administration Tuesday over its plans to produce plutonium cores for the U.S. nuclear stockpile, arguing federal agencies have failed to conduct a detailed environmental review of potential impacts around installations in New Mexico and...

California governor to weigh budget that nixes pandemic cuts

Jun. 29, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, the new spending plan approved by the California Legislature on Monday is about going backward: Back to a time before the pandemic, when California's roaring economy fueled budget surpluses. The $262.6 billion proposal now on its...

California budget looks back to a time before pandemic

Jun. 28, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, the new spending plan approved by the California Legislature on Monday is about going backward: Back to a time before the pandemic, when California's roaring economy fueled budget surpluses. The $262.6 billion proposal now on its...