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A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michigan. Staff at the Cook Nuclea...

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

Despite Accidents And Huge Costs, Japan's Nuclear Industry Remains Influential

Posted 03.12.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity TOKYO — When Taro Kono was growing up as the son of a major J...

The Irresistible Target?

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity ROKKASHO, Japan — Sporting turquoise-striped walls and massive...

Fukushima's Song of Ice and Fire

Joe Cirincione | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Japan wants to build a mile-long, 100-foot deep Ice Wall around the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors to stop hundreds of gallons of radioactive water from leaking into the Pacific Ocean each day. What could go wrong?

Aging Nuclear Plants Pose Major Safety Risks, IAEA Says

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

VIENNA, July 15 (Reuters) - Significant progress was made last year in strengthening nuclear safety around the world, the U.N. atomic watchdog said ...

David Sands

#OccupyNuclearPower | David Sands | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

Members of Occupy Toledo gave a surprise "mic check" Thursday to audience members of a public meeting on a proposed nuclear power plant in Monroe, Mic...

Explosion Rocks French Nuclear Site

Posted 11.12.2011 | World

By JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press PARIS -- A nuclear waste site in southern France had an explosion Monday that killed one person, seriously bu...

Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Mason Inman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While Obama's energy blueprint calls for putting many well-established technologies into place, research continues on several cutting-edge energy-related technologies.

Japan Temporarily Abandons Nuclear Plant Due To Radiation Concerns

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear power complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporar...

How Safe Is Nuclear Power In The Heartland?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Workers continue dealing with the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant Tuesday, struggling to contain poisonous radiation from the plant's ...

Report: Explosion at Nuclear Plant in Japan (VIDEO)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Art Levine

The AP reports: TOKYO, Japan -- The walls of a building at nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said th...

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.

Pantex Plant LOCKDOWN Triffered By Duck Hunters

Reuters | Chris Baltimore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A pair of duck hunters prompted a lock-down at a Texas nuclear weapons plant on Friday but there was no security threat, officials said....

Indian Point Nuke Plant Shut Down... Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- A nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs is offline again because of a leak in an oil pipe. It's the fourth unplan...