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Nuclear Power Plants

Louisiana Manages to Meet EPA's Ozone Standard Before an Anticipated Rule Tightening

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.

South Korea President: Leak Of Nuclear Plant Data A 'Grave Situation'

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country's nuclear operator was a "grave situation" th...

Computers Hacked At Nuclear Plant Operator

Reuters | Meeyoung Cho | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is n...

Abolish the Nukes Before they Abolish Us

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Governments and company "owners" of electricity nukes know that no radiation is safe: radiation causes cancer. But governments and nuclear power companies keep secrets, until accidents reap apart more than those secrets.

Global Nuclear Power Supply At Lowest Level Since 1980s

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980s...

Three Years After Fukushima, Japanese Still Do Not Want Nuclear Power

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

Three years after a crippling earthquake and devastating tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a concern...

Kate Sheppard

Department of Energy Approves Nuclear Loan Guarantee, But Program Is Off To A Slow Start | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to Waynesboro, Ga., Thursday to announce the finalization of a $6.5 billion loan guarantee for ...

Kate Sheppard

Barbara Boxer Wants Her Nuclear Regulatory Records And She Wants Them Now | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are engaged in an increasingly public feud over whether the commissi...

'The World Community Must Take Charge At Fukushima'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition penned by anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman is asking the United Nations to intervene at the crippled Fukushi...

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.

Shutdown Hits Nuclear Power Regulators

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which monitors the nation's 100 commercial nuclear power plants, is set to furlough 3,600 employees on Thursday aft...

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...

State's Only Nuclear Plant To Close By End Of 2014

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the ...

Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants

John C.K. Daly | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
John C.K. Daly

Never mind oil spills -- the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment.

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 ...

No Nukes

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

As we struggle to develop a fossil fuel free economy, many thoughtful analysts look to nuclear power and think that there may be an off-the-shelf technology we can use to prevent climate change. Given the latest pair of nuclear waste leaks, it's time to look somewhere else.

Dem Senator Pushes For Nuclear Power Plant Investigation

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — California Sen. Barbara Boxer pressed federal regulators Wednesday to open a probe at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant...

Energy Giant Announces Nuclear Plant Closure

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electricity company said Tuesday it will permanently close a Florida nuclear power plant after botched repairs...

SCARY: Nuclear Waste Being Hauled Across SoCal Freeways

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles

A large load of nuclear waste has begun a 21-day trip from Southern California to a dump site in Clive, Utah. “We believe it’s the largest load...

Storm Forces Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down Unit

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green

ATLANTA — Superstorm Sandy forced three nuclear reactors to close by playing havoc with cooling water and electrical lines, but the nuclear indu...

Could the Next Nuclear Disaster Happen in South Korea?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

While the world seems to have overlooked the consequences of the debacle at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the fact remains that the global nuclear power industry continues to suffer from several threats unknown to more conventional power stations.

The World's Next Hot Solar Power Market May Be Japan

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Clint Wilder

Many buildings are going without air conditioning in the hot and humid summer, launching a new business attire called Cool Biz (no jackets and ties) in Japan's traditional buttoned-down business culture.

Give Solar Panels a Break

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If China is subsidizing solar panels, let's thank them and ask them to do more. The cheaper those panels are, the more Americans will go back to work installing them all over the country.

Shocking Revelation About San Onofre

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.29.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant operated for three decades with equipment that might have temporarily cut off the plan...

No Nukes and Intervening Women

Renee Parsons | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Renee Parsons

What is less well-known is that at the root of the controversy against the construction of commercial nuclear power reactors is a handful of exceptional women, mostly "housewives" whose thankless work done at their dining room tables.