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Chicago educators create new lessons on Asian American history, nuclear power via Chalkbeat Chicago

By  Mila Koumpilova  Aug 29, 2022, 6:00am CDT On the eve of the pandemic, Aiko Kojima Hibino came across a viral photo showing dozens of copies of John Hersey’s nonfiction classic “Hiroshima” discarded in a Chicago high school’s dumpster.  On social media, … Continue reading

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Chicago Joins Movement to Prevent Nuclear War via Union of Concerned Scientists

Chicago Becomes Largest Midwestern City to Pass “Back from the Brink” Resolution The Chicago City Council today passed a resolution calling on President Biden and Congress to cease spending federal tax dollars on nuclear weapons, embrace the UN Treaty on the Prohibition … Continue reading

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City to spend $31 million on radioactive waste remediation within Michael Reese site via Hyde Park Herald

By Jennifer Bamberg Representatives of the 4th Ward, city officials, and contractors led a virtual meeting on June 1 to discuss the remediation of the former Carnotite Reduction Company site located at 434 E. 26th St. The three-acre plot of land inside the northern … Continue reading

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There’s Radioactive Waste On Michael Reese Site That City Is Marketing via DNA Info

The city is courting developers for the long-vacant Michael Reese Hospital land, but potential builders will have to grapple with radioactive waste discovered on the site. In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigated the site and found 3 acres were contaminated … Continue reading

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Exelon’s case for how poorly its nukes are doing via Crain’s

[…] For nukes, costs consist of labor, scheduled maintenance and outages, fuel, capital spending, corporate overhead (legal, human resources, etc.) and the substantial property taxes paid to host communities. In addition, these plants budget for costs due to unanticipated outages, … Continue reading

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Gaslight era left radioactive legacy in Chicago via Chicago Tribune

Before the electric light bulb ended the Gaslight Era, one of the biggest advances in illuminating Chicago and other cities was the development of a lantern wick that could withstand intense heat while burning brighter than ordinary lamps. The wicks, … Continue reading

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AAA 2013 Roundtable, Narrating the Nuclear: Anthropologists and Others Engage with the Atomic Era

November 24 Hilton Hotel, Downtown Chicago, Grand Ballroom Part I “Nuclear Weaponry”: 8:00am-9:45am, As part of AAA Executive Program Committee (executive session) Part II: “Nuclear Energy”: 10:15am-12:00pm, As part of Society for East Asian Anthropology (invited session) Organizers: Mark Auslander(Central … Continue reading

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Scana delays start of new S.C. nuclear reactor by months via Reuters

(Reuters) – Power company Scana Corp on Wednesday told energy analysts a reactor under construction at the Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina will likely enter service several months later than expected. In a presentation, Scana said Unit 2, … Continue reading

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Did a WWII nuclear experiment make the U of C radioactive? Um, No. But did the Manhattan Project’s Enrico Fermi consider the risk to Chicago? via WBEZ

[…] Chicago Pile 1 was never meant to be under the University of Chicago’s former football field. Project managers originally wanted the full experiment to run in the Red Gate Woods, southwest of the city. But builders at Red Gate … Continue reading

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Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility via The New York Times

In the weeks before the draft rule was issued, Exelon lobbyists attended two other White House meetings, records show, giving it greater White House access than any other company or environmental group trying to influence the outcome. The Exelon meetings … Continue reading

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