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Officials say a radiation spike was detected on March 11th. (Getty Images)

2nd Radiation Release Indicated At New Mexico Site

Monitoring station detected increase in radiation on March 11th.


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Air Testing At New Mexico Nuclear Dump Shows No Contamination

New air testing in the nation’s only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month, the U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday.


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Solar Plant Opens At Primm

solar power plant sprawling over 5 square miles — the largest of its type in the world — has formally opened along the California-Nevada border.


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UNLV Students Prepare For Solar Decathlon

Whether it is the new city hall or the downtown transit center, Las Vegas is becoming greener every day.



Is Nuclear Material Headed For Nevada?

A plan to ship bomb-usable nuclear material to Nevada is raising questions.


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Fed Sets Date For Nuclear Waste Storage

The Department of Energy hopes to identify a permanent location by the year 2026, and have the burial site open in 2048.


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Uranium Shipment Headed To Nevada

Shipments of radioactive uranium from Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are heading to Nevada.


Yucca Mountain: Back In Court

The on-again, off-again Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository will have another day in court soon.  Could it’s full potential finally be reached?