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Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Leaking Radioactive Waste

AP | SHANNON DININNY and MIKE BAKER | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The long-delayed cleanup of the nation's most contaminated nuclear site became the subject of more bad news Friday, when Washington ...

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.

Group Wants Nebraska Nuclear Plant To Remain Closed

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska environmental group wants federal regulators to keep the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant shut down because it would be inun...

US Should Rethink Nuclear Emergency Plans, Says Panel

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. should customize emergency plans for each of the nation's 65 nuclear power plants, a change that in some cases could expan...

NRDC Report: Close New York Nuclear Plant

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

A report released Monday says southern New York State's Indian Point Energy Center should be closed, despite pressure to keep it open. The Indian ...

Populations Around U.S. Nuke Plants Soar While Dangers Increase

AP | JEFF DONN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

BUCHANAN, N.Y. — As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more diffic...

Radioactive Leaks Found At Most U.S. Nuke Plants

AP | JEFF DONN | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corrod...

Nuke Regulators: U.S. Plants Not Properly Trained For Emergencies

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Some nuclear power plants have not properly trained their workers about emergency guidelines intended to protect the public in the event...

U.S. Regulators Privately Doubted Nuke Plants Despite Expressing Public Confidence

Posted 06.06.2011 | Green

BOSTON (By Scott Malone) – U.S. regulators privately have expressed doubts that some of the nation's nuclear power plants are prepared for a Fukush...

Only 2 U.S. Nuke Sites Are In Compliance With Fire Regulations

The Atlantic | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green

Only two U.S. nuclear sites are in compliance with federal fire regulations. How confident can we be that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has things...

The 3 U.S. Nuke Plants Regulators Are 'Most Concerned About'

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says three U.S. nuclear power plants need increased oversight from federal regulators, although offici...

13 Most Problematic U.S. Nuclear Plants Of 2010

The Huffington Post | Travis Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the tragic earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan has turned the public conversatio...

Regulators Knew Of Understated Seismic Risks To Nuclear Plants For Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Jim Morris and Bill Sloat The Center For Public Intergrity Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear po...