Nuclear waste panel fails to address underlying mistrust

Rosa PULLMAN – A renewed federal effort to fix the nation’s stalled nuclear waste program is focusing so much on technological issues that it fails to address the public mistrust hampering storage and disposal efforts.   Writing in the latest issue of the journal Science, 16 researchers from around the country say a special White […]

Study finds plutonium escaping through groundwater particles

PULLMAN – Efforts to design nuclear waste facilities should take into account the tendency of plutonium to attach itself to tiny particles called colloids that are suspended in the groundwater, according to a new study by an international research team that included Washington State University chemist Sue Clark and scientists from Moscow (Russia) State University, […]