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An unacceptable risk to children via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter In a peer reviewed article published in the British Medical Journal Pediatrics Open in October, my Beyond Nuclear colleague, Cindy Folkers and I, reviewed the studies currently available that look at the impact on children from radiation exposures … Continue reading

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Radioactive material found at Missouri elementary school more than 22 times expected amount via CNN

By Michelle Watson and Tina Burnside, CNN An elementary school outside St. Louis was found to have “unacceptable” levels of radioactive contamination stemming from waste dating back to the creation of the first atomic bomb in the 1940s, and residents fear it may … Continue reading

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Nuclear power is racist, sexist and ageist via Beyond Nuclear International

So why do some progressives support it? By Linda Pentz Gunter I am sure that certain Democratic senators such as Cory Booker and Sheldon Whitehouse, who are reasonably progressive on a host of social issues, would not considers themselves racist, … Continue reading

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Nuclear tragedy in the Marshall Islands via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Sally Clark We were innocent 21-year-olds entering an organization called the Peace Corps in 1969. We came from all over the United States, some wanting to dodge the draft, but most of us were embracing a desire to help … 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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The poisoned environmental legacy of the ‘Nuclear Park’ via Culturico

By Linda Pentz Gunter […] France is heavily reliant on nuclear energy. Its 56 commercial reactors dot almost every corner of the country, providing 70% of all electricity consumed. France also possesses a nuclear weapons arsenal, fueled by the nuclear … Continue reading

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Why the Debate Over Russian Uranium Worries U.S. Tribal Nations via New York Times

By Simon Romero KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. — After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the United States slapped bans on Russian energy sources from oil to coal. But one critical Russian energy import was left alone: uranium, which the United … Continue reading

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Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear officials via New Mexico In Depth

The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons monitors demand environmental review of new bomb production plans via Beyond Nuclear International

By Marilyn Bechtel Four public interest groups monitoring the nation’s nuclear weapons development sites are demanding the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Agency conduct a thorough environmental review of their plans to produce large quantities of a … Continue reading

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Can We Contain Nuclear Crises? Interview with Environmental Historian Kate Brown via Science for the People

By Ansar Fayyazuddin and Erik Wallenberg Ansar Fayyazuddin is a physicist active in Science for the People and Solidarity.  Erik Wallenberg is a PhD candidate in history at City University of New York Graduate Center and Acquisitions Editor at Science for the People. … Continue reading

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