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Advanced nuclear reactors no safer than conventional nuclear plants, says science group via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new generation of so-called “advanced” nuclear power reactors that Washington believes could help fight climate change often present greater proliferation risks than conventional nuclear power, a science advocacy group said on Thursday. President … Continue reading

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UCS Senior Scientist Wins American Physical Society’s Leo Szilard Lectureship Award via Union of Concerned Scientists

WASHINGTON (October 24, 2017)—Late yesterday, the American Physical Society (APS) announced that Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), is the winner of its annual Leo Szilard Lectureship Award “for using his technical expertise and … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Plants: Pre-Deployed WMDs via CounterPunch

By Karl Grossman Pre-deployed weapons of mass destruction. That’s what nuclear power plants are. And that’s another very big reason—demonstrated again in recent days with the disclosure that two of the Brussels terrorists were planning attacks on Belgian nuclear plants—why … Continue reading

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NRC Rejects Recommendation to Require Nuclear Plant Owners to Establish Plans to Address a Core-Melt Accident via The Union of Concerned Scientists

Washington (August 28, 2015)—The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected the recommendation of the high-level task force it convened after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster to require nuclear plant owners to develop and maintain plans for coping with a … Continue reading

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