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Three Mile Island

The Japan Syndrome

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

European governments are publicly reconsidering their nuclear power plans after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused several Japanese reactors to fail. Why aren't American politicians doing the same?

Black Swan Over Tokyo

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While the world's attitude toward nuclear will not be the same after Fukushima, it is equally unlikely that the world will quickly disband its nuclear power capacity.

Japan's Nuclear Tremors After Quake

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The unfolding nuclear crisis will shake public confidence in the safety of nuclear power both in Japan and abroad. Japan will also face other, longer-term political and economic costs.

How Bad Is The Nuclear Accident In Japan?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Scott DiSavino) – The Japanese nuclear safety agency rated the damage at a nuclear power plant at Fukushima at a four on a scale of one to...

Chernobyl-Like Disaster Not Expected In Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS (Elizabeth Piper) – Japan should not expect a repeat of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster after an explosion blew the roof off one of its nucl...

Why I Care About BP's Legal Accountability

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

Twelve years ago, I got together with some consumer advocates from around the country and formed the Center for Justice & Democracy. Our mission has ...

Big Coal "Expendables": Three Mile Island Firm to Build FutureGen 2.0? DOE Corruption?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Here in the heartland, we wonder when Illinois will become the leader in the clean energy revolution, not the eternal springtime of dirty coal machinations.

On The Proposed Use of Cattail Fluff in the Cleaning Up of British Petroleum's Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Lakes, Rivers

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Vazquez

Nature may hold a secret, yet obvious remedy for our present, most recent set of potentially fatal human blunders.

After BP, Will We Have Learned Anything?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The good news is that the spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been plugged. Whether it will hold or not has yet to be seen, and what will ultimately be done with the well is also unknown.

Chernobyl Demands a Real Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's hope this bill's yank away from Chernobyl Day will take it to the desperately needed safe haven of a Solartopian plan built around renewables, conservation and efficiency.

You Are Now Paying for the Next Three Mile Island

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Desperate for cash, the nuclear industry wants us all to pay hundreds of billions for the joy of living downwind from more 3 Mile Islands for which they intend to assume no liability.

Our Country's Deadly Energy Combo

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

The corruption of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is now so legendary that we're practically numb to the findings of yesterday's Interior Depart...

Oil Spill Commission Planned By White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf o...

From Three Mile Island to BP: The Corporate Culture of Catastrophes and Cover-ups

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

As the lead lawyer who tried to stop GPU from re-opening Three Mile Island after the nuclear meltdown, I'm made horribly uncomfortable by news of the BP calamity. Similarities between the situations abound.

President Obama Goes Nuclear in Snowmagadden

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

Nuclear development remains an emotional and controversial issue. Obama's proposals come at a time many countries are criticizing Iran and North Korea for nuclear enrichment programs.

Radiation Found At Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, Site Of '79 Partial Meltdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the small amount of radiation detected at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plan...

Extra! Secrets to Being an AP Reporter for 49 Consecutive Years!

Dana Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dana Kennedy

I'm impressed with Richard Pyle for sticking with the same company for 49 years, for having such a sharp memory, and for being the cliched Irascible, Gruff Newsman that future cub reporters will never meet.

Walter Cronkite, 3 Mile Island & "Lamar's Folly" in the Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is critical that calls start pouring into Congress. The nation -- the world -- cannot afford more Three Mile Islands, especially now that Walter Cronkite is no longer around to report on them.

Cracking the Corporate Media's Iron Curtain Around Death at Three Mile Island

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

But people did die at Three Mile Island. And it's the "alternative" media that now brings reality to the mainstream.

Three Mile Island's 30th Anniversary Sees Nuclear Renaissance

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The nation's worst nuclear power plant accident was unfolding on Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island when an industry economist t...

Remembering the Three Mile Island Meltdown

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Now that memories of the meltdown have faded, the nuclear industry and those in their employ are claiming that that Three Mile Island was really a success story and that the radiation was contained.

30 Years After TMI, A Lesson For Today's Economists

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Meathead

Our new test for any enterprise, be it a financial institution, a power plant, or a war, must be, "Is it too large to be allowed to fail?" If the answer is "yes" then we cannot proceed.

McCain vs. Nuclear Safety

Ross Tuttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Tuttle

McCain's cavalier attitude toward nuclear safety, where he holds in contempt those who raise questions, is nothing new.

McCain's Michigan Melt-Down Madness

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Leave it to John McCain to pick the site of a horrific atomic meltdown to symbolize his push for nuke power.

Sierra Club RAW: Last Week's Campaign McMeltdown

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

The McCain campaign visited the Enrico Fermi nuclear generating station in Michigan -- the site of a 1966 partial meltdown that resulted in the coining of the phrase "China Syndrome."