Waste management

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. According to a study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, pumping energy drilling wastewater deep and nearer fault lines is a leading cause in much of the thousands of man-made earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in recent years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid — leftover from...
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January 31, 2018 - 5:30 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm will get the party started early Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The former Arizona State stars will begin play with Xander Schauffele on the 10th tee at TPC Scottsdale just before 8 a.m. They will hit the rowdy par-3 16th hours...
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A robot rolls through an underground mine at the Edgar Mine set of Denver, Colo., Dec. 13, 2017. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering robots and other technologies to investigate abandoned or inactive mines to learn what needs to be done with contaminated water spilling out of the mines and into rivers. Many of the mines are poorly understood and dangerous because of bad air and cave-ins. (AP Photo/Tatiana Flowers)
January 31, 2018 - 1:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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December 25, 2017 - 5:34 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Regulators and scientists say the number of 3.0 magnitude or stronger earthquakes in Oklahoma is declining. The Oklahoma Geological Survey reports the number of quakes of at least that magnitude during 2017 was 294 through mid-December, compared to 624 total during 2016. The...
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December 25, 2017 - 10:55 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Regulators and scientists say the number of 3.0 magnitude or stronger earthquakes in Oklahoma is declining. The Oklahoma Geological Survey reports the number of quakes of at least that magnitude during 2017 was 294 through mid-December, compared to 624 total during 2016. The...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday April 8, 2016, a sign warns people not to enter the town of Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which houses the Mayak nuclear facility. Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country's biggest radioactive accidents. Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen, File)
December 13, 2017 - 9:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant's production cycle but said its levels are negligible. Russian officials...
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FILE - This March 6, 2014 file photo shows the idled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad, N.M. Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week, allowing mining to resume for the first time since a 2014 radiation release contaminated part of the facility.(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week, allowing mining to resume for the first time since a 2014 radiation release contaminated part of the facility. Still, they caution it will...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. By conducting some of the most high-tech research in the world, maintaining the U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons and cleaning up after decades of bomb-making, the Department of Energy has its share of management challenges. A report released this week outlines some of those challenges while providing a look at the expansive scope of the department's responsibilities and costly liabilities. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
December 01, 2017 - 4:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has its share of challenges as it conducts some of the world's most high-tech research, maintains a stockpile of nuclear weapons and cleans up after decades of bomb-making. A report released this week outlines some of those struggles while...
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November 30, 2017 - 7:41 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sarah Loftus, Duke University (THE CONVERSATION) Health food enthusiasts routinely shell out over US$30 per pound for dried algae powder to whip up green smoothies to fuel their bodies...
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Rashid Alimov, a senior nuclear campaigner for Greenpeace in Russia speaks to the Media in his office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Environmental pressure group Greenpeace said in a statement on Tuesday that it would petition the Russian Prosecutor General's office to investigate "a possible concealment of a radiation accident" and check whether public health was sufficiently protected, while the Russian Meteorological Service said Tuesday that it recorded "extremely high contamination" in the southern Urals. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
November 21, 2017 - 12:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of contamination. The Russian Meteorological Service said in a statement Tuesday that...
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