atomic physics

Energy Department: Progress at Idaho nuclear waste plant

BOISE — An eastern Idaho nuclear facility is getting closer to successfully treating high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer, federal officials have said.

Nuclear waste storage project in New Mexico draws criticism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan to temporarily store spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors at a site in southeastern New Mexico is drawing opposition from critics who say the risks are too great.

Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

BOISE — A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state.