Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Georgia Nuclear Rebirth Arrives 7 Years Late, $17 Billion Over Cost"

"Two nuclear reactors in Georgia were supposed to herald a nuclear power revival in the United States. But the project is seven years late and $17 billion over budget as Georgia Power Co. announced the first new reactor at its Plant Vogtle could reach full electrical output by Saturday."

Source: AP, 05/30/2023

Enviro, Oil Companies Battle Ohio Over Dumping of Fracking Wastewater

"Ten years ago, Tim Kettler asked local officials to stop spreading liquid waste from fracking on the road near his home in Warsaw, Ohio, because he was worried that the fluid would contaminate a pond where he gets his drinking water."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/16/2023

"Florida Lawmakers Want To Use Radioactive Material To Pave Roads"

"Roads in Florida could soon include phosphogypsum — a radioactive waste material from the fertilizer industry — under a bill lawmakers have sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis."

Source: NPR, 05/11/2023

"US Approves Temporary Nuclear Waste Storage In New Mexico"

"The U.S. nuclear energy regulator on Tuesday issued a license to Holtec International to build and operate a temporary facility to store nuclear waste from power plants, despite a New Mexico state law that could present a hurdle to the project."

Source: Reuters, 05/10/2023

"Southwest Tribes Push For New National Monument Near Grand Canyon"

"A coalition of Native American tribes in the Southwest is lobbying the Biden administration to create a sweeping national monument to protect federal lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park from uranium mining and other development."

Source: HuffPost, 04/12/2023

"EPA Proposes to Add First-Ever Navajo Site to Superfund List"

"The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add the Lukachukai Mountains Mining District to the Superfund National Priorities List, according to EPA Thursday. The site, located entirely on the Navajo Nation, holds over a hundred waste piles stemming from uranium mining, the agency said."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/31/2023


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