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State finds no dangerous radiation in Hunters Point neighborhood via SF Curbed

Inspection of developed area turns up nothing dangerous, but further investigation is required San Francisco’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) says that a state inspection has ruled a key section of the Hunters Point Shipyard “free from any … Continue reading

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Are Washington’s ‘Advanced’ Reactors a Nuclear Waste? via The National Interest

Congress needs to look hard at the rationale for a fast reactor program. by Victor Gilinsky Henry Sokolski Late last year, the Energy Department (DOE), began work on a new flagship nuclear project, the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a sodium-cooled … Continue reading

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After 3 Decades Opposing Pligrim Nuclear, Mary Lampert WIll See It Close via WCAI

When Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closes in May of this year, it will mark a turning point for the town of Plymouth, for nuclear power in the region, and for one woman, who’s been working to shut down Pilgrim for three decades. … Continue reading

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The Cost to Clean Up America’s Cold War Nuclear Waste Jumps to $377 Billion via Popular Mechanics

By Kyle Mizokami The bill for a half century of nuclear weapons production is growing fast. The United States developed and built tens of thousands of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. A new report by the General Accounting Office … Continue reading

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Top Hanford nuclear reservation manager steps down via Tri-City Herald

RICHLAND, WA One of Hanford’s top two local Department of Energy leaders at the Hanford site is retiring. Doug Shoop has led the DOE Richland Operations Office since July 2016, and served as deputy manager of the office for eight … Continue reading

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Rising costs of nuclear cleanup can’t slow progress via Union-Bulletin.com

The nuclear waste is at Hanford because of national security efforts and it is a national responsibility to clean it up. Cleaning up the 56 million gallons of radioactive waste buried in leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear reservation, which … Continue reading

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Guy Who Wants to Eliminate Radiation Limits Will Lead EPA on Radiation via CARE 2

When Trump supporters chant “make America great again,” I have difficulty imagining that any of them are longing for the days when radiation exposure went unregulated. Nevertheless, that’s precisely the direction the EPA is headed with its latest appointment. Brant … Continue reading

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US Sen. Warren: Ban US first strike nuclear weapons option via San Francisco Chronicle

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to make sure the United States never uses nuclear weapons first. The Massachusetts Democrat has introduced a bill with Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington that would make it the official … Continue reading

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Brant Ulsh, skeptic on radiation limits, to head EPA radiation panel via The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has appointed a scientist who argues for easing regulations on lower-level radiation exposures to lead the agency’s radiation advisory committee. Acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced the appointment of Brant Ulsh, a … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste burial fund grows to $43 billion, but DOE has not buried an ounce of spent fuel via The Orange County Register

Radioactive waste still stuck at San Onofre and other reactors across the nation A U.S. Department of Energy fund to pay for the eventual disposal of nuclear waste has been earning $1.5 billion in interest each year — totaling a … Continue reading

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