"The companies that own almost half the nation's nuclear reactors are not setting aside enough money to dismantle them, and many may sit idle for decades and pose safety and security risks as a result, an Associated Press investigation has found."
Nuclear Power & Radiation
While the Senate Energy Committee has so far resisted counting nuclear power in mandated "renewables" quotas, it adopted an amendment allowing nuclear plants to up their output.
"Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world."
The Government Printing Office web site apparently took down the publication after discovery of the mistake -- but the entire report is still available on the site of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy.
A power plant under construction on a Finnish island was supposed to be the showpiece of a nuclear renaissance. But it is way behind schedule and over budget.
The economic stimulus will bring another $2 billion in cleanup funds to the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state.
"A Salt Lake City-based company can import Italian nuclear waste for disposal in Utah, a federal judge ruled Friday."
A flood of new stimulus money going into nuclear cleanup problems is raising issues of abuse.
"President Barack Obama on Wednesday named a former adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, giving opponents of a nuclear waste repository in Reid's home state of Nevada another well-placed ally."