House Panel Backs Bill to Revive Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

By Matthew Daly WASHINGTON (AP) _ A House committee has approved a bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. Supporters said the bill represents a comprehensive package to solve a nuclear-waste […]

Michigan Official Calls for Shutting Down Oil Pipeline

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general called June 29 for shutting down twin oil pipelines that run beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. Republican Bill Schuette said a “specific and definite timetable” should be established for decommissioning the nearly 5-mile-long (8-kilometer-long) section of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 […]

Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Kevin Baird FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The work and effort put into completing the Trans Alaska Pipeline System and its constant maintenance is an embodiment of Alaska grit, Alyeska Pipeline President Tom Barrett said. On June 20, Alyeska Pipeline celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, often called TAPS. More than […]

Analyst: 1 in 60 Chance of Straits Pipeline Spill by 2053

HOLT, Mich. (AP) — Analysts say there’s a small chance but serious risk of an oil spill from a nearly 65-year-old dual pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. Engineer James Mihell of Dynamic Risk Assessment Inc. says there is a 1 in 60 probability that the section of Enbridge Energy Inc.’s Line […]

Engineers Use Replica to Pinpoint California Dam Repairs

By Brady McCombs LOGAN, Utah (AP) _ California water officials are relying on key hydrology tests being performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. Extensive computer modeling is […]