Stories

The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

Most of our stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center directly at 573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Search results for "Nuclear waste" ...

  • Wasteland

    The Spokesman-Review five-part reports that waste isn't just being removed from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, it's also being created. The cost of cleaning up the weapons facility is millions of dollars a day--much of it flowing freely to pay for perks, studies and endless bureaucracy.
  • Wasteland

    Spokesman-Review's six-month investigation into "how taxpayer dollars are being spent on the nation's largest nuclear waste cleanup, at Hanford in Washington state. Their major findings: After five years and $7.5 billion, little has been cleaned up so far, and as much as one in every three dollars may have been wasted. Lucrative contracts born during Hanford's bomb-making days still reward private contractors for inflated spending on such perks as chauffeur service, free pizzas, jewelry, self-help books and do-nothing jobs.
  • (Untitled)

    The Lancaster (Lancaster, PA) New Era examines the storage of nuclear waste material at Three Mile Island. The series notes hundreds of tons of radioactive waste is stored in deep water pools; also looks at the implications of storing radioactive waste and the problems that the local community face, Nov. 16, 1993.
  • (Untitled)

    U.S. News & World Report reveals that inadequate disposal of nuclear waste at the nation's 17 primary and 100 secondary nuclear weapons factories has contaminated billions of gallons of water and millions of tons of soil and will take $200 billion, the largest public works program in history, to clean up, Dec. 14, 1992.
  • (Untitled)

    Chronicle of Higher Education describes how U.S. colleges are scrambling because they will soon have nowhere to dispose of nuclear waste; a new federal law closes access to traditional dumps, July 29, 1992.
  • (Untitled)

    Maine Times (Topsham) looks at the controversy surrounding the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant and how to safely dispose of its spent fuel and low-level nuclear waste, which has been accumulating since the plant opened in 1972; outlines the different options of storage and the growing opposition to the plant, April 24, 1992.
  • (Untitled)

    New York Times Magazine follows one scientist's crusade to stop Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, which has been chosen by the federal government to be the deposit of the most hazardous of nuclear material; scientist believes that the Yucca site is too dangerous for such a large dump, Nov. 18, 1990.
  • Cost of Cleaning up Plant Waste in Nuclear Recycling in Escalating

    New York Times tallies up the cost of cleaning up nuclear waste; the Department of Energy is trying to determine what to do with wastes that will be radioactive for millennia but are stored in tanks designed to last only decades.
  • INEL: What's in the ground?

    At the Idaho National Engineering Labratory, several million cubic feet of radioactive wast -- the debris of 40 years of nuclear development and weapons production. Using newly released federal documents, the Times-News examines what exactly is in the ground.
  • The nuke dump nextdoor

    Valley Advocate (Springfield, Mass.) reveals the dangers involved in a proposed nuclear waste dump site in New Hampshire; discusses what people are doing to stop it, May 5, 1986.