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U.S. officials hope Russia steps up destruction of plutonium

...the world the wrong message by blurring the separation of military and civilian nuclear programs. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, with White House and Defense officials by her side, said a dual-track of both burning plutonium in commercial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/10/met_201151.shtml
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Pena a blank slate

...management and Cabinet experience. It's a shame the administration couldn't find a competent manager to replace Hazel O'Leary, who at least knew a smattering about energy. This is what happens when diversity is stressed over knowledge and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/26/edi_201755.shtml
Editorials
Nuclear energy opponent attacks DOE surplus plutonium plan

...the table," said Dr. Makhijani, who spoke at a press conference in Washington. Last month, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary announced a two-track plan to dispose of plutonium by immobilizing it in glass or using it as so-called MOX fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/29/met_203269.shtml
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New DOE office to protect whistleblowers

...anger and pain that often occurs when employee concerns are not properly and timely addressed," Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary said Thursday in launching four reforms aimed at boosting her agency's whistleblower protection program. A new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/28/met_199752.shtml
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DOE pick good for SRS?

...Richardson recently and came away with reason to believe he will turn out to be the best DOE secretary Clinton has named. Hazel O'Leary was a disaster; Federico Pena was better, running the agency on an efficient, businesslike basis. But Richardson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/21/op_231446.shtml
Opinion columns
Blasts opposition to nuclear power

...dig a hole for our kids. It's cheaper too. However, the current administration with ex-Department of Energy Hazel O'Leary (the Wicked Witch of the East), killed a project in Idaho to burn (destroy in a nuclear reaction) plutonium and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/25/op_257228.shtml
Opinion columns
Good riddance, Hazel

...Savannah River Site and other nuclear weapons facilities. However, the election is not without some good news. Hazel O'Leary, the globe-trotting Energy secretary, handed in her resignation Wednesday. Anyone named to succeed her will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/15/edi_200571.shtml
Editorials
Two states do battle over tritium production

...River Site wondering if their much-desired tritium mission might be slipping away, after all. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has said she expects to decide in the next few weeks whether the Hanford Fast Flux Test Facility will officially compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/22/met_201609.shtml
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O'Leary expected to OK plutonium fuel

...Energy's proposal to convert plutonium into so-called MOX fuel for civilian nuclear power reactors. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary is expected any day to approve formally a policy under which some plutonium would be burned in reactors and some encased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/12/met_202460.shtml
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DOE lab behind schedule

...exactly what you want to happen." Under fixed-price contracting, a reform introduced by former Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, the department hires a private contractor to design, build and operate a waste cleanup facility. Unlike the government's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/29/met_212077.shtml
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