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Former energy secretary backs plutonium disposal

Federal lawmakers should work with the U.S. Energy Department to restructure a Sa vannah River Site project that converts weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for commercial use at nuclear power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-27/former-energy-secretary-backs
Savannah River Site mixed-oxide program needs at least $300 million more, report says

...new study commissioned by the Energy Department found that the U.S. could...UCS senior scientist. "The Energy Department's own study supports that...January 2015 recommending that the Energy Department shut down the MOX project ? whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-20/savannah-river-site-mixed-oxi
Flammable chemical halts Defense Waste Processing Facility operations while safety reviewed

...storage tanks. Emptying the tank waste is expected to produce 8,582 total canisters, according to the U.S. Energy Department.Campbell said the DWPF outage does not affect tank closure operations.Work to fill tank 16 with a specialized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-06/flammable-chemical-halts-defe
Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

...the State Department receives permit applications and circulates them to agencies such as the Commerce Department, Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. The agencies have 90 days to offer opinions. If the State Department decides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-12/keystone-xl-us-review-taking-5-
Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

...natural gas is expected to average $10.27 per thousand cubic feet, the lowest since 2003, according to the Energy Department.Reason: U.S. production is strong. Relatively mild weather has tempered demand for heating and electric power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/consumers-enjoying-lower-e
Surplus Savannah River Site materials, equipment sold to benefit local economic development

...said it's more efficient and less costly for taxpayers for the organization to sell the equipment than the U.S. Energy Department."It's really better for the community for us to do it because then we can use the funds back in the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-16/surplus-savannah-river-site-m
Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

...gas, and 30 percent from coal, according to a report from the research company SNL Energy, which used U.S. Energy Department data. Nuclear power came in third at 20 percent.A drilling boom that started in 2008 has boosted U.S. natural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/natural-gas-surpasses-coal
MOX contractor report disputes Energy Department cost estimates, analysis of plutonium disposition

...federally-funded research and development firm that prepared the Energy Department report, for inflated cost estimates and incorrect...nonproliferation agreement with Russia.Both the Energy Department and CB&I Areva MOX Services are expected to release...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-13/mox-contractor-report-refutes
South getting its first major wind farm

...Power Technologies Office at the Energy Department. "The question is how you...to mine air at 460 feet.The Energy Department believes the U.S. can generate...wind," said Zayas, of the Energy Department. "And understanding and recognizing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-12/south-getting-its-first-ma
Savannah River Remediation adds staff to emergency drill program to confront shortfalls at Savannah River Site

...sites and provides recommendations to the U.S. Energy Department."SRR concluded that current staffing is not effective...inadequacies in site drills. Also, the U.S. Energy Department issued a plan in late April to overhaul emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-07/savannah-river-remediation-a