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Documents Show the Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A stunning new report alleges the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

Atomic Energy -- Unnecessary, Uneconomic, Uninsurable, Unevacuable and Unsafe

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It is telling that Wall Street, which rarely considers the consequences of gambling on a risk, will not finance the construction of a nuclear plant without a full loan guarantee from the U.S. government.

Japan's Last Nuclear Reactor Switched Off

Agence France Presse | Shingo Ito | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Japan went nuclear-free on Monday as it switched off its last operating reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong pu...

Fukushimazilla

Shan Wells | Posted 11.05.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

Will 'Pandora's Promise' Raise Support For Nuclear Power?

| David Ropeik | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

By David Ropeik (Click here for original article.) The last line in Pandora’s Promise, Robert Stone’s new documentary about the environmental ...

Los Angeles to San Onofre: 'Not So Fast!'

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant.

Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The list of crippled, non-competitive and near-dead reactors lengthens daily. Few are more critical than San Onofre Units Two and Three, perched on an ocean cliff in the earthquake-tsunami zone between Los Angeles and San Diego.

"Do What We Must?"

Al Checchi | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

There appears little doubt that unless President Obama is as good as his word, Iran will have nuclear weapons within the next four years. Israel will face an existential threat. And the world will be a far more dangerous place.

Why Should Nuke Loan Guarantees Cost Less Than Student or Home Loans?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The terms DOE is offering the builders of the Vogtle atomic reactors have only become partially public through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. We still may not know all the details.

Hold That 'Hot' Fukushima Sushi

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The tragic residue of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and cost trillions has crossed the Pacific.

Will You Pay as New Reactors Jump $900 Million in Just Three Months?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The projected price for Georgia's Vogtle Double Reactor Project has jumped at least $900 million in just three months -- and that's just for starters.

Atomic Rate Rigging and the New China Syndrome

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Small wonder the death knell of new U.S. nukes may be upon us. Two reactors proposed for Florida will now, say its would-be builders, cost $24 billio...

Fusion Power Moving Closer To Reality, New Research Suggests

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience If new computer simulations pan out in the real worl...

Harry Truman's Lies and Fukushima

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

No matter how many new reports there will be on this anniversary, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is far dirtier and far deadlier than anything man has ever created.

Will a Failed Solar Loan Guarantee Help Kill New Nukes?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The Solyndra story is actually a great tragedy for the American economy. But its core problem was simple: China now sells solar panels 30-40% cheaper than the ones made in the USA.

Saudi Arabia's Biggest Challenge Doesn't Come from Abroad

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, it seems that this oil-rich kingdom is defying any sense of trepidation, as more ambitious projects and construction contracts are announced.

Japan's New PM: Nation Should Aim To Reduce Nuclear Power

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan's new prime minister has promised to restart nuclear plants following safety checks ordered after the crisis at the tsunami-damaged Fuk...

Iran 'Not Afraid' To Produce Nuclear Weapon: Ahmadinejad

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president says his country isn't afraid of making a nuclear weapon but doesn't intend to do so. Iranian state television on Th...

Deconstructing America's Nuclear Cult

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

In light of the horrific Fukushima Daiichi events, it's time for Americans to be deprogrammed. It's time for us to kick our atomic-energy addiction and close all of our nuclear plants.

The Love Story of Marie & Pierre Curie Is Now a Beautiful Book (With A Spooky, Challenging Ending)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

There are exciting, original books, and then there is Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout -- a book so astonishingly inventive that the cover is both a joke and a metaphor.

Japan Travelers Found With Higher Radiation Levels

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(Reuters) - About 25 passengers arriving in Taiwan from Japan were observed with levels of slightly higher exposure to radiation, a government off...

Nuclear Emergency in Japan

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karl Grossman

After the earthquake, Japan is now trying to avoid a meltdown accident at its Fukushima nuclear power plant -- a disaster which could have catastrophic impacts on Japan and much of the world.

A $7 Billion New Nuke Attack

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The White House and nuclear power industry are on the brink of grabbing $7 billion in new taxpayer-funded loan guarantees for new reactors. But they can be stopped.

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.