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Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

"Let Them Eat Fish:" Reflections on Deceptive Advertising by Entergy and BP

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charlotte Dennett

Environmentally conscious Vermont voters have been remarking on the similarity between media ads on local TV by Entergy, owner of the radiation-leaking Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and BP.

Nuclear Industry to Vermont: "Drop Dead"

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The nuclear power industry is sending a clear and forceful message to the citizens of Vermont: "Drop Dead."

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line...

Vermont Votes To Close Nuclear Plant In 2012

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Senate voted Wednesday to block the state's only nuclear plant from operating after its license expires in 2012, a...

Obama's Atomic Blunder

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

In the face of fierce green opposition and withering scorn from both liberal and conservative budget hawks, Obama has done what George W. Bush could not.

Vermont's Radioactive Nightmare

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Vermont Yankee is just the latest of more than two dozen U.S. nuclear plants to be found with leaking tritium. A flood of cover-ups has terrified neighbors who say the reactor was never meant to operate more than 30 years.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Cuts Power After Leak

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VERNON, Vt. — Vermont's lone nuclear power plant is cutting the amount of power it generates by 60 percent after finding a leak of mildly radioa...