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By Bill Walker, Editor in Chief, and Wicitra Mahotama, Environmental Analyst UPDATE: On Feb. 4, the White House withdrew Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality. A new nominee has not been named. Drinking water for more than … Continue reading

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Anxiety soars as cesium builds up in Fukushima dams via The Mainichi

Dams surrounding the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) have become de facto storage facilities for high concentrations of radioactive cesium as the element continues to accumulate. With no effective countermeasures in … Continue reading

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The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around via YES! Magazine (Reader Supported News)

Dallas Goldtooth, a veteran organizer of the Keystone XL fight, is amazed at the historic support from tribes at Standing Rock–even tribes that rely on resource extraction. […] This fight right now, it’s about the water. And because the messaging … Continue reading

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Miami’s oceanfront nuclear power plant is leaking via Fusion

[…] The University of Miami has found that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just south of Miami, has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope, in Biscayne Bay to spike to 200-times higher than normal levels. “This is … Continue reading

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Climate change could dry up global power production, study warns via The Guardian

ClimateHome: Heatwaves and droughts in a hotter planet to cripple power stations within decades without adaptation measures, researchers warn. Thousands of power plants around the world may face severe reductions in their ability to generate electricity by mid-century due to … Continue reading

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TEPCO to Scrap Areva Decontamination Device at Fukushima N-Plant via Jiji.com

Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)–Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that it will scrap decontamination equipment made by Areva SA of France that was used for treating water contaminated with radioactive materials at its Fukushima No. 1 plant for some … Continue reading

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Feds OK hotter water to operate Turkey Point nuclear reactors via The Miami Herald

Florida Power and Light may operate cooling canals around Turkey Point at higher temperatures, nuclear regulators say, despite a festering algae bloom that has clogged the waterway, made water hotter and threatened to shut down two reactors. Cooling the nuclear … Continue reading

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Energy Department to Give $226 Million to Support Nuclear Reactor Design via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department will give a small company in Corvallis, Wash., up to $226 million to advance the design of tiny nuclear reactors that would be installed under water, making meltdown far less likely and opening the door … Continue reading

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Can Abenomics Cope with Environmental Disaster? via Japan Focus

By Andrew DeWit Geographically, the Global Climate Risk Index 2013 shows that the countries most affected in 2011 were Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, El Salvador and the Philippines.7 A more comprehensive and nearly real-time accounting of climate risk and adaptive capacity … Continue reading

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Fukushima operator discloses extent of nuclear leak via Fox News

TOKYO (AFP) –  The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has given its first public estimate of the size of the leakage of radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean since the disaster. Between 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels … Continue reading

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