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U.S. Nuclear

A New Arms Race Threatens to Bring the U.S. and Russia Back to the Nuclear Brink

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Joe Cirincione

The Russians are building new nuclear-armed missiles, bombers and submarines to replace those built in the 1980s and now reaching the end of their operational lives. Their nuclear torpedo, more of an underwater drone, deliberately seeks to turn a city into a radioactive wasteland that would last for decades. It is a throwback to the worse designs of the Cold War, long since abandoned. And the U.S. is rearming as well. The Obama administration is planning to spend over $1 trillion in the next 30 years on an entire new generation of nuclear bombs, bombers, missiles and submarines to replace those built during the Reagan years.

San Onofre: We Can't Ignore the Warning Signs

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

San Onofre's reactors have already released radioactive steam and are literally shaking themselves apart. Instead of keeping the reactors shut down, Southern Edison is rushing to restart the reactors and running them as hard as possible.

New Nuclear Construction Will Help Secure U.S. Energy Technology Leadership

J. Scott Peterson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
J. Scott Peterson

The Energy Department, which is 15 years in arrears of meeting contractual obligations to take used uranium fuel rods from commercial reactors, now will make recommendations to Congress to revamp the program. This is a political problem however, not a technical challenge.

Is a Nuclear War With China Possible?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The gathering tension between the United States and China is clear enough. But need this lead to nuclear war? Not necessarily. And yet, there are signs that it could.

Waking Up to a Nuclear Nightmare

Erich Pica | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The idea that nuclear energy could be a safe solution to the world's energy needs was never more than an empty dream. Clearly, nuclear is just another nightmare problem.

Workers Exposed To Radiation At U.S. Nuke Plant

Posted 06.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - The U.S. nuclear safety regulator said on Monday it is investigating how three workers at a nuclear power plant in Nebraska were accident...

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 Fukushi...

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...

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...