us department of energy http://nwpr.org en Fueling Up For 84 Cents Per 'eGallon' http://nwpr.org/post/fueling-84-cents-egallon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061113TB_Danielson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Imagine paying less than a dollar per gallon for your commute, compared to today's statewide averages of $3.84 in Oregon and Washington and $3.80 in Idaho for a gallon of gas. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:47:59 +0000 Tom Banse 29160 at http://nwpr.org Fueling Up For 84 Cents Per 'eGallon' New Energy Secretary: Nuclear Waste Cleanup Among Top Priorities http://nwpr.org/post/new-energy-secretary-nuclear-waste-cleanup-among-top-priorities <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052113AK_Moniz_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Obama administration’s new secretary of energy says his top priorities are responding to climate change, safely managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile and fostering scientific research. Ernest Moniz made the comments at his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday.<p>He also mentioned the need to clean up the nation’s Cold War legacy waste. Tue, 21 May 2013 23:42:12 +0000 Anna King 27931 at http://nwpr.org New Energy Secretary: Nuclear Waste Cleanup Among Top Priorities Energy Secretary Nominee Fields Questions On Hanford http://nwpr.org/post/energy-secretary-nominee-fields-questions-hanford <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040913AK_Moniz_1_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Energy Secretary says he’ll visit the Hanford Nuclear Reservation soon if he’s confirmed.&#160;<p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:04:49 +0000 Anna King 25621 at http://nwpr.org Energy Secretary Nominee Fields Questions On Hanford Hanford Waste Plan Under Debate In New Mexico http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-waste-plan-under-debate-new-mexico <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040413EB_NWWaste_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>CARLSBAD, N.M. - Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a plan to send some nuclear waste from leaky storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to southern New Mexico. The proposed new storage site is near Carlsbad and it's called the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. WIPP, as it’s known, has been prohibited from receiving Hanford tank waste for nearly a decade. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:30:38 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 25397 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Waste Plan Under Debate In New Mexico Song About Hanford Furloughs Picks Up Viewers On YouTube http://nwpr.org/post/song-about-hanford-furloughs-picks-viewers-youtube <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032813AK_Hanford_song_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. -- Jason Strickling and his wife Lana of Pasco, Wash. are planning some extra time with the kids this summer. That’s because she works for a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor in southeast Washington and her employer is requiring her to take about five weeks of unpaid leave before September.<p>The federal budget cuts known as the sequester are forcing a total of 2,500 workers at Hanford to take unpaid time off. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:11:00 +0000 25035 at http://nwpr.org Song About Hanford Furloughs Picks Up Viewers On YouTube Sequester To Result In 4,800 Hanford Layoffs, Furloughs http://nwpr.org/post/sequester-result-4800-hanford-layoffs-furloughs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030513AK_Hanfordsequester_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – As many as 4,800 workers could be furloughed or laid off at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. It’s the result of the federal spending cuts known as the sequester. Hanford will need to cut $182 million in cleanup work according to a federal letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee released Tuesday.<p>The Hanford cuts could begin as early as April 1, but it’s no April Fool’s joke. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:49:56 +0000 23796 at http://nwpr.org Sequester To Result In 4,800 Hanford Layoffs, Furloughs Fresh Litigation Over Hanford A 'Definite Possibility' Says Washington AG http://nwpr.org/post/fresh-litigation-over-hanford-definite-possibility-says-washington-ag <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022113AJ_HanfordMeet_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The latest Hanford waste leak will be on the agenda as Washington Governor Jay Inslee meets Friday with US Energy Secretary Stephen Chu. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:51:04 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23154 at http://nwpr.org Fresh Litigation Over Hanford A 'Definite Possibility' Says Washington AG Hanford Cleanup Would Likely Fall Behind With 'Sequester' http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-cleanup-would-likely-fall-behind-sequester <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022013AK_Hanford_sequester_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Major portions of the cleanup work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation could stall if budget cuts known as the sequester start in March. The impasse comes just as two tanks at the southeast Washington site may be leaking.<p>A report by the Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee estimates that the budget cuts beginning in March would furlough more than 1,000 workers at Hanford for about six weeks. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:32:38 +0000 23075 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Cleanup Would Likely Fall Behind With 'Sequester'