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TVA planning ash spill health monitoring, research

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to use an independent university research group to guide health monitoring and cleanup verification following the agency's massive coal ash spill.

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Oak Ridge DOE facilities to get $755M for environmental cleanup

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday additional stimulus funds designated for environmental cleanup at DOE facilities around the country, and the Oak Ridge Reservation is slated to get $755 million of those funds, according to a DOE spokesman.

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Tennessee Aquarium reaccredited

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The Tennessee Aquarium's accreditation has been renewed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Salmonella worries prompt pistachio recall

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A Central California company is recalling about 1 million pounds of pistachios over concerns of possible salmonella contamination.

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AMA seeks probe of journal editors' actions

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The American Medical Association is seeking an investigation of claims that editors of its leading medical journal threatened a whistleblower who pointed out a researcher's conflict of interest.

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Arizona boy arrested for explosion at school yard

Posted: 03/30/2009 - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for possessing a device made of drain cleaner that exploded in an Arizona school yard Monday, injuring him and seven others.

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Texas man guilty in selling defective shuttle part

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Federal prosecutors say a Houston-area machine shop owner has pleaded guilty to selling NASA a defective space shuttle part that if used could have resulted in the loss of the spacecraft.

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Romanian citizen sentenced in phishing scheme

Posted: 03/30/2009 - A Romanian citizen will serve more than four years in prison for his role in a global crime ring that obtained personal information from Internet users and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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World's largest laser now ready for use

Posted: 03/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Engineers have completed the world's most powerful laser, capable of simulating the energy force of a hydrogen bomb and the sun itself.

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Obama meets House Democrats to push for budget

Posted: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama is meeting with House Democrats at the Capitol to urge them to pass his budget plan, which includes extensive changes in health and energy policies.

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