U.S. Energy Department

Latest U.S. Energy Department Items
  • Audit: Lack of cost control at SC nuke fuel plant

    Officials have been unable to control costs at a multibillion-dollar nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, according to a new audit released this month.


  • No continued retaliation against BPA whistleblower

    The U.S. Energy Department says allegations of continued retaliation against one Bonneville Power Administration whistleblower are not substantiated.


  • SC withdraws lawsuit over nuclear fuel funding

    South Carolina dropped a lawsuit Friday aimed at saving a nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site after the Obama administration agreed to keep funding the plant through the current fiscal year.


  • Energy Department OKs LNG terminal on Oregon coast

    The U.S. Energy Department gave conditional authorization Monday for liquefied natural gas to be exported from a proposed terminal in Coos Bay, on the Oregon coast.


  • Energy names new head of BPA after hiring scandal

    The U.S. Energy Department named a new administrator Monday to run the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal rocked the federal utility that sells and transmits much of the Northwest's cheap and abundant hydroelectric power.


  • Report: Nuclear weapon drivers sometimes got drunk

    Government agents hired to drive nuclear weapons and components in trucks sometimes got drunk on the job, including an incident last year when two agents were detained by police at a local bar during a convoy mission, according to a report Monday by the U.S. Energy Department's watchdog.


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