Investigators sent instruments used to measure air quality and radioactivity underground Friday and Saturday in the first step toward resuming operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot plant, which has been shut down since early February when a truck caught fire in a separate incident.
United Rentals says it's buying National Pump, the second-largest pump rental company in North America, for $780 million.
Plant chief Akira Ono said Monday that improving water management is crucial not only to the plant cleanup but also decontamination of the area so evacuees can return to their homes.
A Texas company plans to build a new multimillion-dollar natural gas processing plant in south-central Kansas.
Mohawk Industries says it will build a $180 million tile plant in Dickson County, creating 320 new jobs over the next four years.
Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday.
People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota.
Critics were raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker, but the 750 or so residents of Bobtown were not.
The U.S. Department of Energy described the radiation leak as minuscule, posing no public health threat, but residents and officials voiced frustration at a town hall, saying the DOE and managers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are leaving them in the dark about what's happening at the repository.
The price of oil crept up to near $102 a barrel Friday as expectations rose for a solid increase in U.S. employment.
Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
Borough mayors in Alaska want to ensure they have a say on terms that will affect local communities and be negotiated by the state in pursuit of a mega-liquefied natural gas project.
The crude oil that exploded during a fatal derailment in Quebec last year that killed 47 people had characteristics similar to that of unleaded gasoline, a highly flammable liquid, Canada's transportation safety agency said Thursday.
The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007.
The two men were convicted in San Francisco of stealing Delaware-based DuPont Co.'s method for making titanium dioxide, a chemical that fetches $17 billion a year in sales worldwide.