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Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear officials via New Mexico In Depth

The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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In Some Toxic Towns, Many Feel the Government Has Been ‘Pretty Much Shut Down’ for Decades via Think Progress/Reader Supported News

By Mark Hand, ThinkProgress 02 February 19 For those living near Superfund sites, the shutdown fueled fears that the EPA isn’t able to respond in an emergency.   hree months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a cleanup plan … Continue reading

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Contra Costa supervisors want soil tested for radioactivity via East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — Contra Costa County supervisors today called for additional soil testing in the wake of recent revelations that  potentially radioactive dirt was shipped to a landfill near Pittsburg. The board’s action followed newspaper reports that the federal Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Someone else can clean it up General Atomics looks to offload uranium Superfund site in Colorado via the San Diego Reader

After more than a decade in mothballs, a subsidiary of San Diego’s General Atomics has indicated that it intends to offload the cleanup work at a uranium mine it owns in central Colorado. The Cañon City facility, owned by the … Continue reading

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American Chernobyl via Intercontinental Cry

Nuclear waste has been leaking into the Columbia River for my entire life, and I recently turned 60. So when I read the BBC News story about new leaks from radioactive waste tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, I wondered … Continue reading

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The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons via EcoWatch

We all should be aware of the dangers posed by the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons. The eight countries known to possess nuclear weapons have 10,000 plus nuclear warheads. And, especially post-Fukushima, we now understand firsthand the potential danger of … Continue reading

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