Energy Secretary http://nwpr.org en New U.S. Energy Secretary Set To Visit Hanford This Week http://nwpr.org/post/new-us-energy-secretary-set-visit-hanford-week <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061713AK_Moniz_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Ernest Moniz, the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy visits Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington on Wednesday. Among the issues he will have to deal with are the leaking underground tanks of radioactive waste and the troubled waste treatment plant.<p>From his resume, it appears Moniz isn’t short on brainpower. He’s been on the faculty of MIT since 1973. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:20:36 +0000 Anna King 29532 at http://nwpr.org New U.S. Energy Secretary Set To Visit Hanford This Week Sen. Wyden: Hanford Will Be Priority For Next Energy Secretary http://nwpr.org/post/sen-wyden-hanford-will-be-priority-next-energy-secretary <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021913AK_Wyden_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Problems at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be a key issue in the confirmation hearings for the next Secretary of Energy. That’s what Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said after he toured the southeast Washington site Tuesday.<p>Wyden chairs the Senate committee that will consider President Obama’s pick to replace Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The Oregon Democrat toured Hanford’s tank farms, where millions of gallons of radioactive waste is stored. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:33:29 +0000 23030 at http://nwpr.org Sen. Wyden: Hanford Will Be Priority For Next Energy Secretary