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Florida’s controversial plan to pave roads with a radioactive material via The Week

A bill could allow the state to use phosphogypsum in construction projects JUSTIN KLAWANS MAY 16, 2023 A bill in the Florida House of Representatives, HB 1191, could potentially allow the Sunshine State to pave its roads with a material that is … Continue reading

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Review: St. Louis paid a heavy price to help buid an atomic bomb via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

by Roland Klose, January 18, 2023 […] As Morice writes in “Nuked: Echoes of the Hiroshima Bomb in St. Louis,” the common thread that appeared to link these illnesses and deaths was Coldwater Creek, the 19-mile Missouri River tributary that … Continue reading

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Fukushima’s Radioactive Wastewater Dilemma via Hakai Magazine

What to do with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water? by  Amorina Kingdon The word “Fukushima” has become known globally as shorthand for a nuclear disaster that happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the coast of … Continue reading

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Combating corrosion in the world’s aging nuclear reactors via c&en

Researchers hope to extend reactor lifetimes with advanced methods and materials that guard against degradation caused by harsh conditions by Mitch Jacoby Forty years of hard labor in punishing conditions sounds like an interminable sentence. Imagine finding out near the end … Continue reading

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Radioactive Metal from Nuclear Weapons Facilities May End up in Your Shopping Bag via AlterNet

If the Department of Energy gets its way you may up with eye glasses, pacemakers, zippers, braces and more made from our nuclear weapons complex. This story was originally published at WhoWhatWhy. How would you like radioactive metal from nuclear … Continue reading

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