“Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded”
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“Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded”

“Midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, the San Onofre Nuclear Plant waits to be dismantled. After more than 40 years of protests, lawsuits and safety scares, its two concrete-encased reactors, jutting from the pristine California coastline, are powered down and its massive steam turbines, once deafening, are quiet. For the activists who fought to close … Continue reading

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California Thyroid Cancer Rates Skyrocket Exactly Where Modelling Said Most Cesium From Fukushima Would Land

“A team of UCLA researchers found that there are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. The research was led by Dr. Avital Harari, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and … Continue reading

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Design Flaw in Reactor Cooling System at Indian Point? NRC Claims No Danger to the Public.

A recently released dissenting opinion by seven Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineers came to a startling conclusion: reactors in the United States may have a design flaw that renders the emergency electricity system which provides cooling to the reactor core useless. This can trigger the worst sort of nuclear incident – an unplanned shutdown. Their findings … Continue reading

Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow
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Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow

Environmental Journalist Roger Witherspoon has written this analysis of the recent Indian Point leaks. It offers unique insights, namely that the Hudson River is a source of drinking water for many towns, and that the amount of radiation released in the latest leak is just one part of what Indian Point has been allowed by … Continue reading