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Nuclear Industry

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

ALEC Gets Gift From Nuclear Energy Institute

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known for churning out industry-friendly legislation, received $10,000 from the Nuclear Energy Institute last year, according to a new tax filing obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Is Nuclear Disaster Plan Just 'Window Dressing'?

AP | By RAY HENRY | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in the U.S., the utility industry wants the ability to fly in heavy-duty equipment that cou...

NRC Chairman To Tour Michigan Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is scheduled to tour Entergy Corp.'s Palisades nuclear plant in...

Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If the nuclear industry believes so fervently in its technology, then it and Wall Street investors can put their money where their mouth is. Let's let them finance it, insure it, and pay for it themselves.

French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

France's 59 nuclear reactors generate 78.8 percent of France's electricity, the highest percentage in the world.

Nuclear Power Is Part of USA Energy Mix

Jim Steets | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Jim Steets

There's been good dialogue regarding my last blog post concerning the Indian Point Energy Center. And I appreciate the many thoughtful comments, inclu...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Power Play Reveals Washington's 'Ugly Underbelly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A feud at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where five presidentially appointed commissioners oversee the safety of the nation's nuclea...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Keeps Reports From Public Eye: 'You Can't Get Them From Us'

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 09.09.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- When a nuclear watchdog group asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a study on leaks of radioactive water at the Vermont Yank...

Nuke Regulators And Industry Rewrite History

AP | By JEFF DONN | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- When commercial nuclear power was getting its start in the 1960s and 1970s, industry and regulators stated unequivocally that reacto...

Nuclear Regulators Criticized For Close Ties To Industry

The New York Times | TOM ZELLER Jr. | Posted 07.08.2011 | Business

In the fall of 2007, workers at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois were using a wire brush to clean a badly corroded steel pipe — one in a se...

Obama Should Call for an Independent Investigation of Nuclear Safety Here at Home

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The government bears the ultimate responsibility for making sure energy operations meet maximum safety standards and have adequate oversight.

Nuclear Industry Insists New Reactors Are Safe

AP | By MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green

OLKILUOTO, Finland -- Halfway around the globe from Japan's atomic emergency, engineers building a cutting-edge nuclear reactor along Finland's icy sh...

Nuclear Power Ambivalence: the Fears and the Facts

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Germany's ambivalence about nuclear power, common in many developed countries, is again on display following the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the...