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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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Study Finds Radioactive Waste at St. Louis-Area Landfill Has Migrated Off-Site via The Wall Street Journal

By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER And GARY FIELDS Jan. 2, 2016 8:36 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS Radioactive contamination from a St. Louis-area landfill containing nuclear-weapons-related waste likely has migrated off-site, according to a study published this week in a scientific journal. … Continue reading

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In U.S. Cleanup Efforts, Accident at Nuclear Site Points to Cost of Lapses via The New York Times

Earlier this year, a violent chemical reaction at a New Mexico facility that stores waste from the making of plutonium bombs broke open a storage drum and sprayed the waste into the air, leading to the closure of the repository. … Continue reading

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Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi via Japan Focus

Andrew DeWit and Christopher Hobson The Lid Comes Off Fukushima Daiichi Japan’s searing summer of 2013 saw the lid slide further off Fukushima Daiichi and its Pandora’s box of radioactive and political crises. The company in charge, Tokyo Electric Power … Continue reading

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The lethal legacy of nuclear waste at San Onofre via Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The legacy of 44 years of operating the San Onofre reactors is a nuclear waste dump containing one of the largest concentrations of radioactivity in the United States, says a new study from Friends of the Earth, … Continue reading

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No plan in place when leak alarm sounded at Hanford via King5.com

At Hanford, the former plutonium production facility located in Eastern Washington, not much takes place without a carefully designed plan. With 56 million gallons of the most highly contaminated nuclear waste on the planet stored in underground tanks at the … Continue reading

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Getting the area to prepare for long-term storage via The Commons online

Nuclear expert says VY’s nuclear waste isn’t going anywhere soon BRATTLEBORO—Vermont Yankee and other nuclear plants no longer just spin turbines and produce electricity. Nuclear plants, and the states that host them, must also acknowledge these sites as the nuclear … Continue reading

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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 via The Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsibililty

The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological … Continue reading

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Uranium Substitute Is No Longer Needed, but Its Disposal May Pose Security Risk via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — At the dawn of the civilian nuclear age in the 1950s, one of the pressing questions was how to find enough fuel for reactors and bombs. The government and the private sector seized on a man-made substitute for … Continue reading

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The Worst Yet to Come? Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb via Reader Supported News

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which contains the most irradiated fuel — 10 times the deadly cesium-137 released … Continue reading

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