Terry Hazen finds, studies and then uses microbes to clean up pollution deep underground, to refine oil before it is pumped and to produce the next generation of green fuels. He catches alligators sometimes, too. ...
With nuclear power back under serious consideration as a U.S. power source, a blue ribbon panel's decisions on what to do with waste carry great import.
The Department of Energy plans to take up to 3,500 people this year through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel appeals to the modern urge to recycle, and some past concerns may be surmountable, but it remains an expensive and fraught process.
Analysis: Openness, accountability and trust can lead to effective actions to reduce present and future risks.
In Part One of a three-part series, the author of America's Nuclear Wasteland analyzes what it will take to clean up the mess left by the nuclear arms race.