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Hanford, nuclear
In the News: Energy Secretary Rick Perry released a statement last week about the collapse of a tunnel used to enclose radioactive materials. "I am pleased to announce that our dedicated and talented team of experts at the Department of Energy's Hanford site have completed filling in the hole discovered at the PUREX tunnel," said Secretary Perry. About these photos. Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) inset. An aerial photo of Hanford’s 100-D Area along the Columbia River. Photo credit: DoE and DoE

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Trump Admin Gets Bank Lawyer to Head OCC Without Senate Confirmation (DH)

Keith Noreika was appointed First Deputy of the OCC under the Comptroller, Thomas Curry. This put Noreika in line to rise to top position without a Senate confirmation hearing or disclosure of an ethics agreement. Then Thomas Curry was fired.

Organic? That’s What the Label Said. (Russ)

When ‘organic’ might not mean exactly what you think.

Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars (Trevin)

The project will compete hard against Uber. Waymo is also currently suing Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets on autonomous cars.

Robert Reich on the End of Trump (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.”

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