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

Article: 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.…

New Record Set for Solar–to–Grid Conversion Efficiency

Article: New Record Set for Solar–to–Grid Conversion Efficiency

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – A solar thermal dish in New Mexico has set a new solar conversion efficiency record, toppling the previous record, which has stood for nearly 25 years. And southern California energy customers will be the first to be offered power generated by this highly efficient system called SunCatcher.…