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Exploring Earthquake Risks to US Nuclear Power Plants

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Of the reactors in the U.S., about one third of them are boiling water reactors, using the same technology as the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan.

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...

Dan Rather's "Power Play"

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Kirsch

Dan Rather takes a look at fast nuclear reactors and what we should be doing about it on Tuesday at 8pm on HDNet. On Tuesday's program, Rather speaks...

Russia, Venezuela Reach Deal On Country's First Nuclear Power Plant

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reached a deal with Russia on Friday to build the South American country's first nuclear plant, as que...

On Nuclear Power and 'Hating' America

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

There is a lot of angst among scientists and engineers when non-scientists and non-engineers presume to have opinions on scientific and technological matters.

NJ Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Owners Threaten Closure

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Owners of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant are threatening to shut it down rather than build cooling towers mandate...

Sharif Mobley, Suspected Al Qaeda Member, Grew Radical

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, an...

The Hidden Costs of Nuclear Power

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

Often when discussing the advent of a new era in nuclear power generation, advocates for nukes tread lightly over certain subjects, such as waste disposal and security issues.

Vermont's Radioactive Nightmare

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Vermont Yankee is just the latest of more than two dozen U.S. nuclear plants to be found with leaking tritium. A flood of cover-ups has terrified neighbors who say the reactor was never meant to operate more than 30 years.

Freedom Lovers, Let's Talk Nukes

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Wouldn't our nation be great to spawn a clean energy economy that favors technologies our young people can safely handle, with low barriers for entrepreneurial entry, with no risks of being weaponized?

"Clean" Nuclear Power? The President Knows Better

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Nuclear power is neither safe nor clean. There is no such thing as a "safe" dose of radiation and just because nuclear pollution is invisible doesn't mean it's "clean."

Indian Point Nuclear Plant: Contract Negotiations Between Owners And Unions Continue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Contract negotiations between the owners of the Indian Point nuclear plant and its largest union continued Monday after the two...

Nuclear Power Expansion In China Stirs Concerns

New York Times | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is preparing to build three times as many nuclear power plants in the coming decade as the rest of the world combined, a breakneck pace with the...

Nuclear Power Causes Cancer: What Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel S. Epstein

Federal health officials, who should be responsible for tracking cancer near nuclear reactors and analyzing their nuclear contaminants, have so far ignored the dangers.

Ten Things to Consider Before we Start Building Nuclear Plants in Illinois Again

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

The 1987 moratorium on new nuclear plants in Illinois signaled that going nuclear was a huge mistake. It's made a mess of our electric system, our regulatory system, and worst of all, the state's economy.

Nuclear Power May Return To Illinois

Chicago Public Radio | Shawn Allee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois was once the cradle of the commercial nuclear power industry. In fact, utilities built so many reactors the Prairie State is still number one...

The Misconception of Nuclear Power

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

The claim that nuclear power is clean is a lie, not only due to the carbon-heavy mining and refinement processes, but also the avoidance of what to do with the ever-increasing stockpile of its deadly radioactive waste.

McCain: Build 45 Nuclear Reactors

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Sen. John McCain called Wednesday for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledged $2 billion a year in fe...