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Hot water via Beyond Nuclear International

Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water around the U.S. By Lynne Peeples, Ensia When Jeni Knack moved to Simi Valley, California, in 2018, she had no idea that her family’s new home was within 5 miles of a former nuclear … Continue reading

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State says radioactivity in stormwater runoff is not from West Lake Landfill waste via St. Louis Post Dispatch

Analysis has shown that radioactivity found in stormwater runoff from West Lake Landfill could not be linked to decades-old radioactive waste at the site, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says. “The results do not indicate that the radionuclides in … Continue reading

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Are the EPA’s Emergency Radiation Limits a Cover for Fukushima Fumbles? via Truthout

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to issue guidelines that would set radiation limits for drinking water during the “intermediate period” after the releases from a radioactive emergency, such as an accident at a nuclear power plant, have been … Continue reading

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Massive Sinkhole in Florida Is Leaking Radioactive Water Into the Ground via Center for Biological Diversity (Reader Supported News)

News broke late Thursday that a massive sinkhole below a phosphate strip mine 30 miles east of Tampa has been releasing radioactive waste into the Floridan aquifer for three weeks. News reports indicate that Mosaic, the owner of the mine, … Continue reading

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The EPA Proposed New Emergency Limits for Radioactive Drinking Water, and They Don’t Look Good via ThinkProgress

By Alejandro Davila Fragoso New and higher radioactivity limits for drinking water tainted in the case of a nuclear emergency were put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency this week, a move that environmental organizations are calling “egregious.” “The upshot … Continue reading

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Proposal Would Permit Radiation Exposures Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Leak Threatens Drinking Water Wells in Florida via The New York Times

MIAMI — When Florida’s largest power company added two nuclear reactors to an existing plant that sat between two national parks — Biscayne Bay and the Everglades — the decision raised the concerns of environmentalists and some government officials about … Continue reading

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Fukushima town residents protest official’s comment about radiation safety via The Mainichi

Nuclear evacuees from the Fukushima Prefecture town of Naraha have protested over a government official’s comment that he thinks the safety of the town’s drinking water is “a psychological issue.” The whole town was designated as a no-entry zone after … Continue reading

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Virginia Uranium suspends campaign via the Danville Register and Bee

RICHMOND – A company is suspending its campaign to mine one of the world’s largest known deposits of uranium ore in Virginia, concluding that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s opposition presents a significant challenge over the next four years. […] McAuliffe, a … Continue reading

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After a Powerful Lobbyist Intervenes, EPA Reverses Stance on Polluting Texas County’s Water via Pro Publica

When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental Protection Agency would stand in its way. To get the ore out of the ground, the company needed … Continue reading

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