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East Helena, Mont., Plant Misses Deadline for Getting Rid of Sodium Metal
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Eve Byron, Independent Record, Helena, Mont.
Although the state's goal of having Asarco remove a tanker of highly volatile sodium metal from its idled East Helena plant by the end of September has come and gone, progress is being made, officials with the Department of Environmental Quality said this week.
Isle of Wight County, Va., Paper Mill Seeks Pollution Variances
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.
The International Paper mill in Isle of Wight County says it needs the OK to pursue alternatives to state air pollution laws in order to invest millions in environmental improvements at the plant.
Review Gives Thumbs Up to Richland, Wash., Nuclear Plant
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
Nuclear Regulatory Committee review of safety performance of the Richland plant that produces commercial nuclear fuel found that it has corrected problems found in a 2003 emergency exercise.
Solar-energy Supporters Want New Mexico to Play Role in Settling Clash
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
A Rio Rancho couple's clash with their homeowners association over a solar water heater is prompting renewable energy supporters to call for the state to step in and curb restrictions that stymie investing in the alternative energy source.
Virginia Ranks High for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
In the years ahead, Virginia will store more radioactive waste from nuclear power plants than any other state except South Carolina, according to a national report to be released today, while North Carolina will keep the fourth largest stockpile in the country.
Being 'Green' Can Mean More Green, as in Money for Seattle-Area Builders
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Cydney Gillis, The Seattle Times
Barry Bettinger enjoys his work as owner of Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream. He says reduced energy costs will help make up for the added expense of building his company's new 10,000-square-foot "green" facility. Construction began today.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Snowmobile Ban in Yellowstone and Teton National Parks
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press
A federal judge recently struck down a Clinton-era ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks a move expected to leave the parks open to the vehicles for at least the next three winters.
Fuel Economy of 2005 Vehicles
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Here are the most and least fuel-efficient 2005 model cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles, according to information submitted by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Washington State Voters to Wrestle with Future of Nation's Nuclear Waste
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated PressShannon Dininny, Associated PressShannon Dininny, Associated Press
Supporters call an initiative on the Washington state ballot a no-brainer: bar the federal government from shipping nuclear waste to the Hanford nuclear site until all the existing waste there is cleaned up.
Middletown, Ohio, Steel Company Gets Grant to Meet Pollution Standards
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Middletown Journal, Ohio
AK Steel Corp. will receive $150,000 in an Ohio Business and Roadwork Development grant, the state said Monday.