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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - New test results show that monitoring for airborne radioactive contamination has not protected some Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant. The U.S. Department of Energy says two more Hanford workers have inhaled or ingested small amounts of airborne radioactive material, with tests for 180 workers still pending. The Tri-City Herald reports the most recent results were for the first 91 workers who requested ...

 RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it one of the nation's most expensive construction projects. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the increase on Friday. The increase is part of an effort to jump start progress on the Waste Treatment Plant, which is needed to clean up the Hanford N...

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, has awarded a $670,000 research grant to Dr. Matt Donnelly and Dr. Dan Trudnowski of the Electrical Engineering Department at Montana Tech University.The purpose of the grant is to study futuristic power systems.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The president of an Arizona-based company working with Nissan and getting a nearly $100 million federal grant to supply chargers for electric vehicles said communities in Tennessee, Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon will get the equipment first.