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Problems At Every Turn During Hanford Nuclear Cleanup

hanford cleanupA new report concludes that the U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. Dozens of workers in the past year have reported smelling vapors

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Woody Biomass To Become Energy In Cle Elum

woodwasteResearchers are looking for ways to turn wood waste into energy, creating a market for smaller trees that would make forest-thinning economically viable. A Salt Lake City company, Amaron Energy, has created a biomass reactor in a freight container to demonstrate how roasting wood chips can create three products:

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The Highs And Lows Of Washington Wildlife

owloperationThis week in Shoreline, veterinarians who operated on a badly injured spotted owl hope it can recover sufficiently to return to the wild. KING-TV reports the surgery took place Tuesday. Animal surgeon Alex Aguila says he's hopeful after seeing that the break in the owl's wing was clean

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Over 100 Washington Companies Sign Clean Energy Declaration

upperklamathlakeAt a news conference in Seattle on Monday, representatives from companies across the state announced their signing of the Washington Climate Declaration. The document is part of a nationwide campaign by the nonprofit advocacy organization Ceres, located in Boston.

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Lake Cushman Fish Collector Project Nears Completion

installingcofferdamTacoma Power is continuing efforts to reestablish and protect salmon populations in the Skokomish River. The utility’s Lake Cushman Surface Collector Project, with installation contractor Skanska USA, will finish several months ahead of schedule, and that’s a good thing for area fish.

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