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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...

How the Peaceful Atom Became a Serial Killer

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

The likelihood that any specific nuclear power plant reactor will melt down may be slim indeed, but to act as though nuclear risks are limited to the operation of power plants is misleading in the extreme.

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.

The New York Times Finally Reports the Economic Disaster of New Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Areva hopes to build similar reactors in the US. Its boosters have promised cheaper, cleaner, faster nuke construction with standardized designs.

Yet Another $50 Billion for Rust-Bucket Nukes?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It's painfully clear that history's most expensive failed technology is not going away without a long, hard fight.

Obama's Stimulus Money Must Not Be Wasted on Nuke Reactors

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Cut off from Wall Street, hordes of nuke lobbyists will descend like radioactive locusts on this gargantuan stimulus package. They must be stopped.