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New York City's "Three Mile Island"

Colin Smith | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Colin Smith

Thirty miles north of New York City, nestled along the scenic banks of the Hudson River, lies the Indian Point nuclear power plant. On January 26, 2016, Tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater beneath the facility.

Flint Is Not The Only Water Crisis America Ignored

Christina Laughlin | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Christina Laughlin

There are 15,000 abandoned Uranium mines in 14 states in this country. In New Mexico and Arizona, during the 1940s, the government started mining for uranium on the Navajo reservation.

Crude Justice: Stuart Smith, How to Win the Legal War with Big Oil (Interview)

Jerry Cope | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Jerry Cope

Crude Justice is the detailed story of Smith's clients and breakthrough legal victories on their behalf. It is a cautionary tale of what has happened in the United States as the system of government has frequently failed to protect the interests of its citizens.

53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

A proposed Canadian nuclear waste site near the shores of Lake Huron is facing mounting criticism from Michigan lawmakers who say it's dangerous and c...

This Is The Most Radioactive Place In NYC

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

The most radioactive place in New York City is underneath an unassuming auto shop in Ridgewood, Queens. On Thursday, The Environmental Protection ...

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.

WATCH: Tiny Speck Near Chernobyl Is Shockingly Radioactive

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

It has been nearly 27 years since the meltdown at Chernobyl, the world's largest nuclear accident, yet the area still has pockets of surprising radioa...

Why Is California Shipping Its Radioactive Waste To Idaho?

This article comes to us courtesy of The Bay Citizen. By Katharine Mieszkowski and Matt Smith After California regulators refused to allow the U...

America's Own Loose Nukes

Robert Alvarez | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

The government must ensure that all uranium-233 is accounted for, stored securely, and disposed of safely, so it can never be used in a nuclear weapon.

A Democratic Solution to the Problem of Nuclear Waste

David Ropeik | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
David Ropeik

To little notice, an advisory commission charged with figuring out a permanent solution for America's nuclear waste has issued a new approach for siting a waste repository that just might work.

Problems Plague Cleanup At Hanford Nuclear Waste Site

USA Today | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green

HANFORD SITE, Wash. – Seven decades after scientists came here during World War II to create plutonium for the first atomic bomb, a new generation i...

Unmanned Drone Subsidiary Struggles To Access Toxic Pond

Posted 10.10.2011 | Denver

Citing unsafe conditions, managers at Cotter Corp., the company that owns a decommissioned uranium mill near Canon City, Colorado, have asked the stat...

Will Disasters Finally Tip the Balance for Renewable Solutions? In the New Economy, the Time Is Now

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Sebastian Copeland

Wind, biofuel, biomass, hydro, wave power, geothermal and of course conservation: those solutions have been with us for some time. But our most precious renewable energies are commitment, foresight and imagination.

The International Community Must Intervene -- in Japan

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Jacques Attali

Like the American financial institutions that spawned the subprime mortgage crisis, Japan's nuclear crisis is largely the result of forsaking prudence for profits.

In The Public Interest:Tragedy in Japan a Terrifying Reminder of the Risks of Nuclear Power

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

As we decide our energy future, we must decide if we are willing to have a situation like Fukushima happen here in the United States. And if the answer to that question is no, our country has no choice but to reject nuclear power.

Radioactive Material Leaks Into Upstate NY River

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Several hundred gallons of water contaminated with radioactive materials from a 1950s nuclear research site spilled into the Mohawk River near Schenec...

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...

A State of Disenchantment

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Because of its extraordinary number of sun hours per year and its predominant winds, New Mexico could be turned into an El Dorado of clean, alternative, renewable energy.