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Shane Shifflett

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nucl...

Tales from Fukushima: The White Witch

Andrea González | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Andrea González

The green witch returned to the northern land of the kingdom, this time under the shape of a giant wave, that the inhabitants agreed on calling "tsunami", and she faced with fury the white witch. Many lands of the north and the great castle of DAI-ICHI were destroyed.

Kate Sheppard

Is Mississippi The Next Yucca Mountain? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi may be the latest battleground in the debate over what to do with nuclear waste. A state-based energy group presented a plan...

The Lessons of the Battle Over Tax Increases for the Wind Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Now that Congress, as part of its fiscal cliff compromise, has given the wind industry a one year extension on its present tax rules, it's time to take a sober look at the real economics behind the struggle between future energy and fossil fuels.

23 Nuclear Plants Could Be Susceptible To Tsunamis, Study Finds

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From LiveScience Staff: In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami set off a partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's co...

LOOK: The State Of Nuclear Energy Around The World

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people and left thousands missing. Th...

Ban Ki-Moon Urges Better Safety, Security At Nuke Plants

AP | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged strong international action Thursday to boost safety and security of nuclear power plants a...

Regulators Knew Of Understated Seismic Risks To Nuclear Plants For Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Jim Morris and Bill Sloat The Center For Public Intergrity Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear po...

No Word for Meltdown: Nukespeak Returns

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Some things never change: the Orwellian impulse to hide the truth about nuclear dangers remains one of them.

Task Force Drops the Ball; State Senate Votes to Open the Door for New Nuclear Plants in Illinois

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jimmy Seidita

The Illinois State Senate passed a potentially catastrophic bill lifting the current moratorium on new nuclear power plants with no input from the Nuclear Issues Task Force.

President Obama Goes Nuclear in Snowmagadden

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

Nuclear development remains an emotional and controversial issue. Obama's proposals come at a time many countries are criticizing Iran and North Korea for nuclear enrichment programs.

Obama Nuclear Plant: President To Announce Loan Guarantee For More Than $8 Billion

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — More than $8 billion in new federal loan guarantees to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia could be the first step toward a nucle...