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Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup
February 23, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods.

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup
July 18, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time.

The new guy tours the Hanford nuclear site
June 25, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – I’m never quite sure how to respond when the focus of the national media shines briefly on the region where I live – usually described as a “remote” part of the Pacific Northwest.


I grew up in eastern Washington state and have lived most of my adult life here, so it hardly seems remote to me. But when reporters from national media outlets make the trip to the region I call home, they invariably emphasize how far it is from parts of the country that are more populated.


Earlier this month national reporters repeated their old phrases when the new … » More …