Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Turning to scientific outliers, EPA says a little radiation may be healthy via CBS News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old … Continue reading

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Possible radioactive contamination found in St. Louis County via 5OnYourSide

[…] The testing was done during heavy rains and the state’s lab found levels of gross Alpha radiation in the runoff that’s higher than what’s allowed in drinking water. The state’s maximum contaminant level for alpha radiation in drinking water … Continue reading

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Settlement reached to clean up uranium mines via The Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON — A settlement for more than $600 million has been reached between the United States, the Navajo Nation and two subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to address the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines. […] “It will allow all parties … Continue reading

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EPA: Nuclear Waste Closer to Bridgeton Landfill Fire via CBS/St. Louis

[…] Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the new data places the radioactive waste “hundreds of feet” closer to the fire than previously known. The Neighborhood Moms group spokesman Dawn Chatman now worries they won’t have enough time to build … Continue reading

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Plymouth Nuclear Plant’s Safety Rating Downgraded After Shutdowns, Valve Problems via Radio Boston

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is under scrutiny after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it was downgrading the station’s safety rating. It now sits in the next-to-lowest performance category. The move comes after unplanned shutdowns and problems with the plant’s safety relief … Continue reading

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Hawaii Passes Legislation to Go 100% Renewable via Greentechmedia

In the last few weeks, state-level stakeholders around the country have been busy reforming renewable portfolio standards, proposing changes to net metering policies, and studying the potential effects of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Also, in an unprecedented move, the … Continue reading

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