Los Angeles Times

Nuclear waste will be downgraded for easier disposal under a controversial Trump administration change

The federal Department of Energy is changing how it will dispose of nuclear weapons waste, reclassifying what was formerly considered high-level radioactive material to a lower standard, officials said in a formal notice Wednesday.

The new approach triggered immediate opposition in Washington state, South Carolina and Idaho, which contend

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times7 min readPolitics
Refugee Mothers Separated At Border To Sue Trump Administration For $3 Million Each
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Like thousands of Central American parents seeking asylum in the United States, Patricia panicked when, after she and her son crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last year, U.S. border agents took the boy away. For weeks, she was c
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Puerto Rico Governor Says He Will Not Seek Reelection But Does Not Resign
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's embattled governor - who had gone almost entirely silent in the days since thousands of protesters began demanding his resignation - dug in his heels Sunday, refusing to step down. But in a four-minute speech, st
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
In ASAP Rocky Assault Case, 1 Detainee Is Free To Go
One of the people in the ASAP Rocky assault case in Sweden is off the hook - but it's not the rapper or his two American companions who have been let go. While Rocky and the others have been behind bars in Stockholm and under investigation since earl