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Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests, U.S. Believes via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration believes Russia has restarted very low-yield nuclear tests, officials said on Wednesday in a finding that could be used to renew in earnest the arms race between Moscow and Washington. But the significance of the … Continue reading

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LeRoy Moore: Geiger counters miss alpha radiation at Rocky Flats via Daily Camera

On Feb. 14 Amy Bounds published an article about the University of Colorado’s annual science fair for high school students. Fairview High School student Maddie Nagle addressed “concerns about lingering plutonium” at Rocky Flats. Her research compared soil samples from … Continue reading

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Energy Department Defends Secret Nuclear Shipments to Nevada via Government Exectutive

The Energy Department is sticking to its guns in defending its nuclear waste transfers following a surprise revelation last month that angered most of the lawmakers and state officials in the destination state of Nevada. It’s the latest wrinkle in … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says via USA Today

Dennis Wagner, Arizona Republic For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the national park’s museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation. Although … Continue reading

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North Dakota Senate approves nuclear waste storage bill via GrandforksHerald

By Amy Dalrymple / Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK — A bill related to high-level radioactive waste received support on Friday, Feb. 15, in the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2037 sets up a framework for how the state would respond if … Continue reading

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Byron nuclear plant could close in three years, two decades earlier than its planned retirement via RRStar.com

By Georgette Braun BYRON — Exelon’s Byron nuclear generating station could close as early as mid-2022 because of financial risk, some two decades earlier than its planned retirement. […] Paul Dempsey, communications specialist for the Byron station, said the Byron … Continue reading

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Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site via WJLA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest round of testing on Alaska’s remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago, a federal official said Tuesday. Environmental samples tested … Continue reading

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Update old definitions about nuclear waste to speed safe cleanup via The Seattle Times

How can we expect to effectively address this problem if we aren’t even willing to accurately define it? The U.S. Department of Energy recently released new estimates for the cost of cleaning up the Hanford nuclear site in central Washington … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just released her massive Green New Deal — here’s what’s in it via CNBC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey are introducing a resolution spelling out congressional support for a Green New Deal. The resolution largely sticks to a blueprint Ocasio-Cortez previously laid out but clarifies some of the broad goals of the … Continue reading

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Officials search for permanent solution to store nuclear waste via KUSI News

Dan Plante OCEANSIDE (KUSI)- It’s one of the biggest issues in America today! Yet there is no solution in sight. What happens to nuclear waste, after the power plant shuts down. “If we could move this stuff today, we would. … Continue reading

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