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Nuclear Meltdown

Degradation of Indian Point Reactor Triggers NRC Investigation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The unprecedented degradation of critical baffle bolts in the Indian Point 2 reactor has triggered an extensive investigation by federal officials see...

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) - Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from ...

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission, Part 3: Cat and Mouse with a Nuclear Ghost

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

It is the most enduring falsehood of commercial nuclear power, promoted heavily by both the industry and its watchdog, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It is a myth with two conflicting premises.

How To Survive A Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 03.11.2012 | World

You're riding your bike to a Cub Scout meeting. Or maybe Dad is cooking hot dogs out for a picnic. And then suddenly, BOOM, it's a nuclear nightma...

Lucia Graves

Scientists Gauge Environmental Threats To Nuclear Power In The Wake Of Fukushima

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A year after a 30-foot tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some scientists say regulators underestimate ...

Reminders of the Risks of Nuclear Power Come From Past/Present, Near/Far

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in Japan, we should also keep in mind reminders about the potentially grave risks inherent to nuclear facilities closer to home.

Do You Speak 'Nukespeak'?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

What sort of future does nuclear technology have in the United States? The answers to this and other questions form an important part of a new book, "...

25 Years After Chernobyl, Russia and Belarus Still Don't Get It

Rep. Dan Burton | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Rep. Dan Burton

In the memory of all those who suffered in the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago, Russia and Belarus must be made to understand: the world is watching.

Japan's Radiation Contamination Protocols Align With Old Testament Laws

Roger Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

The confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. As keepers of the highly radioactive Ark of the Covenant, Moses and Aaron would agree: screen, cleanse, isolate.

A U.S. Health Meltdown Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Far too many people are worrying themselves sick over the remote possibility that they and their families might be exposed to massive amounts of radiation from Japan.

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...

Swept Away: Watching Japan

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

Nothing bright and witty today. Nothing sharp and clever. Nothing with a sarcastic edge, or a skeptical bite. No political points whatsoever. Just sadness -- deep, deep sadness.

Japan's Nuclear Tremors After Quake

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The unfolding nuclear crisis will shake public confidence in the safety of nuclear power both in Japan and abroad. Japan will also face other, longer-term political and economic costs.

Chernobyl-Like Disaster Unlikely

Reuters | Fredrik Dahl/Michael Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The nuclear crisis in Japan is unlikely to turn into another Chernobyl, the world's worst nuclear accident, the head of the United Nations...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration, Senators Stand Behind Nuclear Power Amid Meltdown Scare In Japan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Sam Stein UPDATE: A spokesman for the Obama administration told the Huffington Post on Sunday that the president was w...

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Green News Report - July 14, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Bush smacked down on smog; Texans told to conserve; Naked & recycled .... PLUS: The 50th Anniversary of the nation's first...

Sierra Club RAW: Last Week's Campaign McMeltdown

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

The McCain campaign visited the Enrico Fermi nuclear generating station in Michigan -- the site of a 1966 partial meltdown that resulted in the coining of the phrase "China Syndrome."