Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials are showing off the new projects that are on the fast track because of federal stimulus dollars. These demolition jobs have long been on the cleanup wish list, but were pushed off in favor of other, more pressing radioactive waste cleanup.
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire are in Los Angeles this week for a national summit on climate change. It comes as lawmakers in Washington DC continue to negotiate over a massive climate bill. Governor Gregoire told the audience at this afternoon’s opening session that regional cooperation isn’t enough when it comes to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
(Art Deco Bathroom Set, photo courtesy of Second Use)
by Kris Totev
Recycled building materials are especially popular east of the Cascades around Seattle. And if you are creative, you can find interesting and unique materials no matter where you live in the Northwest. Habitat for Humanity now has resale stores and you may discover wonderful items in your neighborhood antique store or local garage sale.
COEUR D'ALENE, ID - Mining waste is already on its way to a north
Idaho flood plain after the EPA announced today that it has opened
a new dumping ground. The head of the agency’s Superfund office
says the East Mission Flats Repository will be environmentally safe,
despite its location. But Inland Northwest Correspondent Doug
Nadvornick reports people who live in the area are not happy.
SEATTLE, WA - Dairy cows make milk, and they make
poop. Thirty gallons of poop a day. Now farmers can send the cow waste
to machines that will convert it to electricity. Washington Governor
Chris Gregoire will visit one of those electrical plants in Skagit
RICHLAND, WA - At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington you just never know what you could dig up. Two dumps there are being considered for the National Register of Historic Places, so cleaning them up requires extra care. Contractors expect to find just household items, but as Correspondent Anna King reports there could be some surprises.
Today the federal government announced it will spend $500-million on renewable energy projects across the nation. The money will help pay for wind, solar and bio-mass energy ventures. As Richland Correspondent Anna King reports, much of the money is funneling into the Northwest.