SEATTLE, WA - Former Vice-President Al Gore says nuclear power and clean coal may have role in the world's energy future, but a limited one. Gore was in Seattle yesterday to promote his latest book.One problem with nuclear power he says, is that it could lede to more nuclear weapons.
RICHLAND, Wash. - The Obama Administration says it plans to appoint a blue ribbon panel soon to determine the fate of the nation's radioactive waste. For years now the waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been destined for a deep hole in Nevada's Yucca Mountain. But as he promised in his campaign, President Obama stripped funding for Yucca. Now, Hanford officials are wondering where all the high-level waste in Washington State will go. Richland Correspondent Anna King reports.
Washington's Department of Natural Resources has issued an emergency order blocking rock mining near a huge landslide. The slide last month took out two homes and blocked Highway 410 west of Yakima. The agency acted after it heard that a mining company planned to resume business.
(photo: Governor Ted Kulongoski (second from right) helps cut a ceremonial ribbon at the Sanyo plant in Salem)
SALEM, OR - Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski joined officials from electronics giant Sanyo in Salem today to help open a solar cell plant. It’s the same place the governor visited a year ago to celebrate the plant’s ground-breaking.