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Brazil’s Angra 3 nuclear reactor: a political undertaking, not a common good via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Carolina Basso In 2019 the Brazilian government decided to resume work at Angra 3, a nuclear reactor where construction has been essentially dormant for more than three decades. The work was supposed to restart last year, with the reactor entering commercial … Continue reading

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Big money, nuclear subsidies, and systemic corruption via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Cassandra Jeffery, M. V. Ramana | February 12, 2021 The “largest bribery, money-laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people and the state of Ohio” came to light during an unexpected press conference in July 2020 in Columbus. Speaking haltingly and carefully, US Attorney … Continue reading

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Nuclear Bribery in Ohio: Let’s Put It in Perspective via Fairewinds Energy Education

By The Fairewinds Crew According to the FBI’s criminal investigation, First Energy (aka Energy Harbor since it came out of bankruptcy) is a regulated public utility that illegally used $61 Million in corporate funds to bribe energy regulators and state … Continue reading

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Hanford companies agree to pay $58 million over alleged overcharging of taxpayers via Tri-City Herald

By Annette Carey The companies building the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford have agreed to pay nearly $58 million to the federal government to settle allegations that they billed the Department of Energy for fraudulent labor costs. Bechtel Corp. and its … Continue reading

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A dirty battle for a nuclear bailout in Ohio via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Shakiba Fadaie, M. V. Ramana, April 21, 2020 Last July, Ohio’s governor signed House Bill 6 (HB6) to provide FirstEnergy (now Energy Harbor), a large electric utility, with subsidies of nearly $150 million per year to keep its Perry and Davis-Besse … Continue reading

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Environmental groups want controversial Ohio nuclear bailout bill reexamined; HB6 now at the center of FBI investigation via Cleveland.com

By Emily Bamforth CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio House Bill 6 bailed out two FirstEnergy power plants and gave subsidies to coal plants, while dismantling mandates designed to move Ohio’s clean energy landscape forward. The controversial bill, passed last year, is now … Continue reading

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Japan Payoff Scandal Becomes Headache for Abe’s Ruling Party via Bloomberg News

[…] Hiroshige Seko of the Liberal Democratic Party received 6 million yen ($56,000) of donations from the president of a company linked to the furor surrounding Kansai Electric Power Co.’s nuclear operations, Kyodo News said. Seko’s office confirmed a donation, but didn’t … Continue reading

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