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Inviting Nuclear Disaster via Counter Punch

BY KARL GROSSMAN Nuclear power plants when they began being constructed were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. But in recent decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Beyond Nuclear report reveals Peach Bottom leak is part of pattern via Beyond Nuclear

A groundwater monitoring well at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania that tested positive in April 2015 for significant levels of tritium contamination is just the latest example of a decades-long pattern of leaking nuclear reactors and a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulator Majority Vote Disregards Agency Staff Safety Recommendation on Unreliable Mark I and II Containment. Decision requires hardened vent without filter via Beyond Nuclear

Takoma Park, MD — The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to disregard a recommendation from its own Japan Lessons Learned Task Force and professional staff that nuclear reactor operators should be ordered to install high-capacity radiation filters … Continue reading

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70 years after first atomic reaction, anti-nuclear movement presses on via Midwest Energy News

CHICAGO — At 3:25 p.m. on Dec. 2, 1942, physicist Enrico Fermi oversaw the first controlled self-sustaining atomic chain reaction on a squash court below the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field. Exactly 70 years later, on an unseasonably warm Sunday … Continue reading

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Watch live! A mountain of waste conference in Chicago via Beyond Nuclear

You can catch the presentations on December 1 and 2 at the Mountain of Waste 70 Years High conference in Chicago on live stream! We hope you can tune in over this important weekend which marks 70 years since the … Continue reading

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Kennette Benedict speaking at at nuclear conference in Chicago, Dec 1-2 via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Kennette Benedict, executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, will lead a panel at a two-day conference, December 1-2, observing the 70th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, and the consequences of the nuclear age. The … Continue reading

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U.S. nuclear energy safety questioned via UPI.com

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) — The United States is headed toward a major nuclear disaster — one that could mirror what happened last year in Japan — unless the government more closely monitors aging power plants, safety advocates and activists … Continue reading

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