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Shan Wells | Posted 11.05.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

San Onfre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three a...

Los Angeles to San Onofre: 'Not So Fast!'

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant.

Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The list of crippled, non-competitive and near-dead reactors lengthens daily. Few are more critical than San Onofre Units Two and Three, perched on an ocean cliff in the earthquake-tsunami zone between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Showdown at San Onofre

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Two stricken California reactors may soon redefine a global movement aimed at eradicating nuclear power.

The Rust-Bucket Reactors Start to Fall

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The U.S. fleet of 104 deteriorating atomic reactors is starting to fall. The much-hyped "nuclear renaissance" is now definitively headed in reverse.

Bonnie Raitt Lights Up the World

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Wasserman

Now on the second leg of an epic U.S. tour -- to be followed in Asia and Europe -- Bonnie Raitt has taken it to a new level. Reading through the show-by-show reviews of her performances is like being witness to an ecstatic coronation.

Why Should Nuke Loan Guarantees Cost Less Than Student or Home Loans?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The terms DOE is offering the builders of the Vogtle atomic reactors have only become partially public through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. We still may not know all the details.

Hold That 'Hot' Fukushima Sushi

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The tragic residue of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and cost trillions has crossed the Pacific.

Will You Pay as New Reactors Jump $900 Million in Just Three Months?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The projected price for Georgia's Vogtle Double Reactor Project has jumped at least $900 million in just three months -- and that's just for starters.

Atomic Rate Rigging and the New China Syndrome

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Small wonder the death knell of new U.S. nukes may be upon us. Two reactors proposed for Florida will now, say its would-be builders, cost $24 billio...

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

America's 2 New Nukes Are on the Brink of Death

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The only two U.S. reactor projects now technically under construction are on the brink of death for financial reasons. If they go under the "nuclear renaissance" will be officially buried, and the U.S. can take a definitive leap toward a green-powered future.

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

2012 Is the Year to Finally Bury Nuke Power

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Fukushima has taught us that as long as reactors operate, the apocalyptic clock is ticking. With that in mind, and with the flow of green money turning into a financial tsunami, we can make 2012 the year nuke power finally dies.

Will a Failed Solar Loan Guarantee Help Kill New Nukes?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The Solyndra story is actually a great tragedy for the American economy. But its core problem was simple: China now sells solar panels 30-40% cheaper than the ones made in the USA.

Don't Nuke the Budget!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Slashing social services, environmental protection and so much more to pay for new nuclear plants is not the way to a sustainable green-powered Earth.

From Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne & Graham Nash: "We Are on the Brink"

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

We may be on the brink of stopping the U.S. nuclear industry from building new reactors. We ask you to help make this happen. The atomic industry de...

Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

Germany could well become the first major industrial power to abandon nuclear energy entirely.

Obama's $36 Billion Nuke-Powered Giveaway

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Barack Obama's 2012 budget marks a major escalation in the nuclear war against a green-powered future, whose advocates are already fighting back.

A $7 Billion New Nuke Attack

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The White House and nuclear power industry are on the brink of grabbing $7 billion in new taxpayer-funded loan guarantees for new reactors. But they can be stopped.

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.

Vermont Votes No Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

No American state has successfully forced shut a nuclear plant. Vermont is trying to become the first.

Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

For years reactor backers have touted the "Pebble Bed" design as an "inherently safe" alternative to traditional models. Now its South African developers say they're done pouring money into it.