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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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By Bill Walker, Editor in Chief, and Wicitra Mahotama, Environmental Analyst UPDATE: On Feb. 4, the White House withdrew Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality. A new nominee has not been named. Drinking water for more than … Continue reading

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On the 26,000 tons of radioactive waste under Lake Powell. And more. via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Beneath the murky green waters on the north end of Lake Powell, entombed within the tons of silt that have been carried down the Colorado River over the years, lies a 26,000-ton pile of un-remediated uranium mill tailings. It’s just … Continue reading

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Duke Study Finds A “Legacy of Radioactivity,” Contamination from Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills via Desmog

Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly … Continue reading

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Coal ash discovered to have high levels of radiation via RT

While coal has been known to contain high levels of radiation for years, a new study shows coal ash is up to 10 times more radioactive than unburned coal. This is particularly startling because coal ash is the second most … Continue reading

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Magnuson neighbors don’t trust Navy’s radiation cleanup via Kirotv.com

the radiation cleanup efforts at Magnuson Park are not going far enough. The comments came during a forum at the park. […] “The Navy’s plan for cleaning up this park is based on it only being safe for public use … Continue reading

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Fracking Study Yields High Levels of Radioactivity via Niagara Falls Reporter

In a study published last month in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from Duke University,, led by Professors Robert Jackson and Avner Vengosh, reported finding high levels of radioactivity, salts and metals in the water and sediments … Continue reading

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A Little Radiation May be A Big Deal via The Intelligencer: Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING – The natural gas wastewater that GreenHunter Water plans to recycle in Warwood can contain trace amounts of radioactive radium and radon, according to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A section of Wheeling City Code forbids radioactivity from occurring … Continue reading

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Gas-well waste full of radium via The Columbus Dispatch

Millions of barrels of wastewater trucked into Ohio from shale-gas wells in Pennsylvania might be highly radioactive, according to a government study. Radium in one sample of Marcellus shale wastewater, also called brine, that Pennsylvania officials collected in 2009 was … Continue reading

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