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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...

California Plant Owners Were Aware Of Mechanical Issues, Lawmakers Say

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The owner of a shuttered Southern California nuclear power plant was aware of problems...

NRC Halts Power Plant License Renewal Decisions

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday suspended issuing final decisions on new licenses and on license renewals for nuclear power plants unti...

The Fukushima Accident's Legacy One Year Later

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There's a world of difference between safety, acceptable risk, and too much risk. Nuclear power plants lie somewhere between the second and the third. Anyone who tells you they're unqualifyingly safe is blowing smoke. Hopefully it won't be radioactive.

All Shook Up on the East Coast

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

We just had an East Coast quake of 5.8 and these plants are designed to withstand quakes of a mere few tenths magnitude larger. Is that a safe margin?

Could Rupture of Aging Pipeline Ignite Nuclear Plant's Control Room?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

At the Indian Point nuclear power plant just north of New York City, anxieties often center on the potential consequences of a radiation release so close to so many people.

Nuclear Industry's Trillion-Dollar Question

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

PARIS (Muriel Boselli and Geert De Clercq) - In the inbox of Petr Zavodsky, director of nuclear power plant construction at Czech power group CEZ are ...

Would You Die To Save Your Country?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm in awe when I read about the 50 heroic workers who have been fighting the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushia Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. I wondered what motivated them to give up their lives.

Battle-proof Wind Farms Survive Japan's Trial by Fire

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami, the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and keeping the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis.

How Bad Is The Nuclear Accident In Japan?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Scott DiSavino) – The Japanese nuclear safety agency rated the damage at a nuclear power plant at Fukushima at a four on a scale of one to...

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Shuts Down After Malfunction

WPIX | WPIX NEWSROOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A nuclear power reactor at Indian Point shut down automatically Monday after its main electrical generator malfunctioned....

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...

Ryan Grim

Internal Memo: Nuclear Power Company Could Make A Billion A Year From Climate Change Law | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Exelon, the nation's largest nuclear power company, stands to rake in roughly an extra $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year if the House climate change b...

Feds Say Nuke Reactor Revival NOT Ready for Prime Time

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Despite millions of dollars of high-priced hype, the "new generation" of "standardized design" power plants actually does not exist. All cost estimates are completely up for grabs.