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Energy Dept. Fined for Failing to Clean Groundwater at Livermore Lab

Energy Dept. Fined for Failing to Clean Groundwater at Livermore Lab

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 7, 2009 (ENS) – Groundwater on and around the site of the U.S. Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and chromium from activities at the nuclear weapons research site, yet the DOE has halted cleanup, putting the drinking water supply of local communities at risk.…

National Ignition Facility Promises Endless Carbon-Free Power

National Ignition Facility Promises Endless Carbon-Free Power

LIVERMORE, California, November 11, 2008 (ENS) – Forty miles east of San Francisco, scientists are constructing a miniature Sun within a stadium-sized building at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Called the National Ignition Facility, it will use 192 of the world’s most power lasers to ignite a hydrogen fuel pellet, fusing its atoms, and producing…