Nuclear Power & Radiation

First US Uranium Mines in Eight Years Begin Operations Near Grand Canyon

"The push for more nuclear energy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spiked uranium prices, leading mines for the element to begin operating again in the U.S. despite long-term environmental and health impacts."

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/17/2024

Biden Offers Firms Millions To Break Russia's HALEU Uranium Monopoly

"The Biden administration showed up to last month’s global climate summit in Dubai with a radical new plan to replace coal and compete again with Russia and China over a technology American scientists pioneered."

Source: HuffPost, 01/12/2024

"800,000 Tons Of Radioactive Waste From Pennsylvania Drilling Goes 'Missing'"

"Waste from the oil and gas industry contains toxic and radioactive substances. Disposal of this waste is supposed to be carefully tracked, but 800,000 tons of oil and gas waste from Pennsylvania oil and gas wells is unaccounted for, according to a recent study."

Source: EHN, 10/13/2023
October 12, 2023

Uncovering Radioactive Waste in St. Louis

Investigative Reporters & Editors, at the Missouri School of Journalism, presents this online event. Hear how the Missouri Independent teamed up with MuckRock to show how lingering radioactive waste from the federal government and private companies threatens the health of people in the St. Louis region. 1:30 p.m. ET.


"Texas Nuclear Waste Storage Permit Invalidated By US Appeals Court"

"A U.S. appeals court on Friday canceled a license granted by a federal agency to a company to build a temporary nuclear waste storage facility in western Texas, which the Republican-led state has argued would be dangerous to build in one of the nation's largest oil basins.

A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission lacked the authority under federal law to issue permits for private, temporary nuclear waste storage sites.

Source: Reuters, 08/29/2023


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