Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Senate-Passed Radiation Legislation Left Out Of House Spending Bill"

"A standalone bill to expand and reauthorize a 30-year-old radiation compensation program that passed the Senate with a filibuster-proof majority will not be included in the text of a House appropriations bill."

Source: The Hill, 03/22/2024

"5th Circuit Denies Biden Request To Review Nuclear Waste Ruling"

"An appeals court with a famously conservative bent narrowly rejected the Biden administration’s request to reconsider its August ruling that stripped the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of authority to license private nuclear waste storage facilities not located at a reactor site."

Source: E&E News, 03/19/2024

"Navajos Worry Uranium Superfund Addition Is a False EPA Promise"

"Trust is in short supply that the EPA will follow through on promises to clean up uranium mine contamination that has sickened generations of Navajo people, tribal members told agency officials visiting a contaminated mining area on Friday in Arizona."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/18/2024

Tribes Meet With Commission on Human Rights Describe Harms of Uranium Mining

"As spiking uranium prices drive a surge of proposals for new mines, the Navajo Nation joined the Ute Mountain Ute, Havasupai, Northern Arapaho and Oglala Sioux tribes in a commission hearing with federal officials to push back against mining on and near their lands."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/11/2024

Wildfire Grows Into One Of Largest In Texas History, Menacing Towns

"A cluster of wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history, as flames moved with alarming speed and blackened the landscape across a vast stretch of small towns and cattle ranches."

Source: AP, 02/29/2024

Not Just Toxics: Radioactive Waste Was Also Dumped Off Los Angeles Coast

"For decades, a graveyard of corroding barrels has littered the seafloor just off the coast of Los Angeles. It was out of sight, out of mind — a not-so-secret secret that haunted the marine environment until a team of researchers came across them with an advanced underwater camera."

Source: LA Times, 02/22/2024

"Atomic Scientists Keep 'Doomsday Clock' As Close To Midnight As Ever"

"Atomic scientists on Tuesday kept their "Doomsday Clock" set as close to midnight as ever before, citing Russia's actions on nuclear weapons amid its invasion of Ukraine, nuclear-armed Israel's Gaza war and worsening climate change as factors driving the risk of global catastrophe."

Source: Reuters, 01/25/2024


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