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Tri Alpha Energy fires up new plasma machine

Tri Alpha Energy, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it has achieved first plasma in its latest generator. The $100 million device at Tri Alpha’s lab in Foothill Ranch, Calif., had been known as C-2W, … Continue reading

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Tunnel collapse sparks emergency at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation says a 20-foot section of a tunnel system where it stores contaminated material and equipment collapsed today, sparking an emergency alert and restrictions on workers’ movements. No injuries were reported. A remotely operated TALON robot surveyed the scene … Continue reading

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Why war? Exhibit takes on a burning question

EVERETT, Wash. – The idea behind the Flying Heritage Collection’s groundbreaking new exhibit about the causes and effects of conflict, “Why War,” was born five years ago – and the man behind the idea is none other than Microsoft co-founder Paul … Continue reading

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Need for nuclear option explained, with toasters

If renewable energy is on the rise in America, why should we even bother with nuclear power? Seattle tech maverick Nathan Myhrvold, who’s backing a next-generation nuclear venture called TerraPower, explains the rationale in terms of toasters. Myhrvold lays out … Continue reading

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Contamination found at another Hanford tank

Workers at Eastern Washington’s Hanford Site are trying to track down the source of radioactive contamination at an underground waste storage tank, one week after an internal leak sparked concern about a different tank at the facility. Both double-walled tanks … Continue reading

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Hanford waste removal resumes after leak check

The U.S. Department of Energy says there’s no sign that toxic waste has leaked into the environment from a double-shell storage tank at Eastern Washington’s Hanford Site, and it has resumed operations to remove the waste from the tank. Last … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste leak triggers alarm at Hanford

A long-simmering leak inside a double-walled nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington got worse over the weekend, sparking an alarm, officials said today. Online reports from the Tri-City Herald and KING-TV said that the leak … Continue reading

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