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City to spend $31 million on radioactive waste remediation within Michael Reese site via Hyde Park Herald

By Jennifer Bamberg Representatives of the 4th Ward, city officials, and contractors led a virtual meeting on June 1 to discuss the remediation of the former Carnotite Reduction Company site located at 434 E. 26th St. The three-acre plot of land inside the northern … Continue reading

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Invisible Fallout via Beyond Nuclear International

New film helps us find it, measure it and understand it By Linda Pentz Gunter There are many ways to teach people about radiation. But if you want to make that lesson accessible, compelling and even moving, then this film … Continue reading

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Nuclear agency collects more samples in probe into irradiated area in Banten housing complex via The Jakarta Post

Gemma Holliani Cahya and Rizki Fachriansyah The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) has continued efforts to decontaminate an area exposed to high levels of radiation from radioactive Caesium-137 waste in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten. Agency … Continue reading

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Cascading disasters are causing extreme weather to pack an even bigger punch via UN Environment Programme

[…] Best understood like a row of toppling dominoes, one disaster causes another in a series that leads to worse impacts over a wider area than is expected. Unlike dominoes, the path and impacts can be difficult to predict. In … Continue reading

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Leak-plagued nuclear plant gets blessing of federal safety regulators, despite concerns via The State

BY SAMMY FRETWELL Despite a five-decade history of leaks and spills at the Westinghouse atomic fuel factory near Columbia, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is downplaying the possibility of major environmental damage at the site over the next 40 years. … Continue reading

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Workers’ Group Alleges Legislators Aren’t Doing Enough On Shipyard Radiation Contamination via SF Gate

A public workers’ advocacy group at a rally in San Francisco today criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for allegedly failing to do enough about the cleanup of radiological contamination at the former Hunters Point … Continue reading

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Miami’s oceanfront nuclear power plant is leaking via Fusion

[…] The University of Miami has found that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just south of Miami, has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope, in Biscayne Bay to spike to 200-times higher than normal levels. “This is … Continue reading

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Radiation threat on Treasure Island, report says via SF Gate

Despite six years of Navy cleanup and San Francisco city government reassurances that Treasure Island is safe, children living there might be at risk of radiation poisoning, a newly released state health department memo concludes. Earlier this year, California Department of … Continue reading

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Fukushima farmers describe what it’s like to harvest poisoned food

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Radioactive Seas in Fukushima via Surfer Magazine

[…] In the past, TEPCO has been vocal in stating that contaminated water had not been leaking into the ocean. But recently, they switched positions, stating that contaminated water had indeed leaked into the sea and apologizing to the people … Continue reading

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