Nuclear Plant http://www.kplu.org en Hanford watchdog sues for more plutonium fuel documents http://www.kplu.org/post/hanford-watchdog-sues-more-plutonium-fuel-documents <p>The nuclear reactor crisis in Japan is prompting more scrutiny of the nuclear power plant near Richland in southeast Washington. Thursday a Seattle-based Hanford watchdog sued <a href="http://www.energy-northwest.com/">Energy Northwest</a>. The group is demanding the power supplier turn over more documents on the possibility of the plant using plutonium for reactor fuel.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:27:57 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1027 at http://www.kplu.org Hanford watchdog sues for more plutonium fuel documents Crisis in Japan could affect Northwest nuclear project http://www.kplu.org/post/crisis-japan-could-affect-northwest-nuclear-project <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957922.mp3</p><p>The nuclear crisis in Japan could have repercussions for a proposed nuclear enrichment plant in Idaho. A Congressional subcommittee will hear testimony on nuclear safety, just as other countries re-examine their policies on nuclear power.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:17:56 +0000 Jessica Robinson 1010 at http://www.kplu.org A new generation begins taking the reins at Hanford http://www.kplu.org/post/new-generation-begins-taking-reins-hanford <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950178.mp3</p><p>What do you do when you have a huge dilemma, and the number of people who can solve it is dwindling? That's the problem at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation -- one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in the world.</p><p>About 12,000 people are working on it right now. But the vast majority of Hanford's top experts are nearing retirement age. That leaves this complex cleanup task to the next generation.</p><p>The stakes are high: one wrong move could mean an environmental disaster, or a contaminated worker.</p><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:53:07 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 704 at http://www.kplu.org A new generation begins taking the reins at Hanford Rezone plans for commercial nuke plant halted http://www.kplu.org/post/rezone-plans-commercial-nuke-plant-halted <p>Rezone plans for a commercial nuclear plant near the Oregon-Idaho border are on hold.&nbsp;Payette County, Idaho Commissioners took the action after the plant’s developer was accused of running a stock scam.</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:22:09 +0000 Tom Banse 427 at http://www.kplu.org Rezone plans for commercial nuke plant halted Acoustic lab is right at home in a former nuclear reactor http://www.kplu.org/post/acoustic-lab-right-home-former-nuclear-reactor <p>Most drivers passing by the twin cooling towers looming over the forest near Elma, Washington probably don’t think to themselves, when can I move in?&nbsp; But that was exactly the thought audio engineer Ron <span>Sauro</span> had.</p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:44:17 +0000 Tom Banse 387 at http://www.kplu.org Acoustic lab is right at home in a former nuclear reactor