Tag Archives: Department of Energy (DOE)

‘Ticking Atomic Bomb’: 50+ Uranium Mills Still Dumping Cancer-Causing Toxic Waste Into U.S. Rivers via the Defender (ProPublica)

U.S. taxpayers bankrolled more than 50 uranium mills in the lead-up to the Cold War, but despite promises, the government has failed to address the widespread water pollution from the mills, according to a ProPublica investigation. By Mark Olalde, Mollie … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant along Lake Michigan will not reopen after federal application denied via Michigan Live

By  Marie Weidmayer | mweidmay@mlive.com COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI – A last-ditch effort to restart the Palisades Nuclear Plant has failed. The proposal to restart the nuclear power plant along Lake Michigan was contingent on approval from the federal government, which … Continue reading

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The U.S. Must Take Responsibility for Nuclear Fallout in the Marshall Islands via Scientific American

By Hart Rapaport, Ivana Nikolić Hughes on April 4, 2022 In many ways, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has resurfaced our global nuclear history. […] As governments across the world consider their own roles in lessening the risk of nuclear war, the United States cannot excuse … Continue reading

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Regional EPA leaders visit West Lake Landfill Superfund site, release map of radioactive contamination via St. Louis Post Dispatch

BRIDGETON — The Environmental Protection Agency released new maps Friday of radioactivity at West Lake Landfill, showing contamination extending up to and, in at least a few places, slightly beyond the fence line of the Superfund site. Planning the long-awaited … Continue reading

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State of New Mexico demands feds investigate WIPP, federal nuclear programs via Carlsbad Current-Argus

Adrian Hedden Stronger oversight of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant could be coming as the federal government was called on by New Mexico officials and members of Congress to address alleged problems with the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup … Continue reading

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Cold War, Hot Mess via Virginia Quarterly Review

Lois Parshley After decades of mismanaging its nuclear waste, the US Department of Energy wrestles with its toxic legacy. […] Garza’s experience is common among Hanford workers; in July 2021, a new state report found that a shocking 57 percent … Continue reading

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Nuclear Rockets to Mars? via CounterPunch

By Karl Grossman A report advocating rocket propulsion by nuclear power for U.S. missions to Mars, written by a committee packed with individuals deeply involved in nuclear power, was issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and … Continue reading

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U.S. Nuclear Bomb Overseer Quits After Clash With Energy Chief via Bloomberg

By Ari Natter and Jennifer Jacobs  Lisa Gordon-Hagerty was told that Trump didn’t support her  Gordon-Hagerty, Brouillette were embroiled in budget dispute The U.S. official overseeing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile resigned Friday after clashing with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, … Continue reading

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Report Slams Fed Oversight of Aging WA Nuclear Site via Public News Service

February 25, 2020 RICHLAND, Wash. — The federal government still has not addressed the aging facilities at one of North America’s most contaminated nuclear sites. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, now slamming the Department of Energy’s response to a … Continue reading

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Energy Department wants to build nuclear test “fast” reactor via San Francisco Chronicle

By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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