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Florida’s Electric Utilities Under Firenew

Can outrage at Duke Energy and nuclear cost recovery affect next year's elections?
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Mitch Perry  |  09-26-2013  |  Energy

Stop This Nuclear Insanitynew

Safe or not, Fukushima contamination showing up in Vermont is a stark reminder that we all live on a little planet, and like it or not, there is no escaping this global society.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  04-18-2011  |  Commentary

Could a Nuclear Meltdown Happen in South Louisiana?new

The nuclear disaster that continues to unfold at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant raises questions about safety in south Louisiana, a hurricane-prone region powered by three nuclear reactors in the state and neighboring Mississippi.
Gambit  |  Julien Gorbach  |  04-12-2011  |  Environment

Radioactive Cocktailnew

As Japan's Fukushima Daiichi reminds us, spent fuel rods remain ‘hot’ for generations to come.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Ed Smeloff  |  04-01-2011  |  Disasters

New Mexico Has its Own Nuclear Inspector Problemsnew

Over the last two months, domestic nuclear inspectors have issued several reports regarding radiological incidents and administrative shortcomings in New Mexico. Though officials downplay the extent of the problems, the reports are startling.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-08-2009  |  Disasters

Nukes Mean Mines: Are We Digging a New Toxic Legacy Before the Last One's Filled In?new

The risks involved in uranium mining and processing should be a starting point for any debate about the promise and peril of nuclear power. The aftermath of our last uranium boom still echoes loudly in South Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  09-17-2009  |  Environment

Recession and Climate Politics Combine to Shake Up the Pro-Nuclear Narrativenew

This is despite the high-profile support of old-school techno-fix enviros and shocking pro-nukers, and despite industry hopefuls who thought the atomic option was poised to become the winner of the low-carbon sweepstakes, an idea dissed by most climate campaigners.
NOW Magazine  |  Alice Klein  |  07-13-2009  |  Environment

Zoning Battle Skirts Use of Farm Groundnew

If Elmore County's three commissioners had had their way last week, the packed cafeteria at Mountain Home Junior High School would not have known if they were talking about a subdivision or a nuclear reactor.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  05-01-2009  |  Environment

Welcome to Nukesville, Floridanew

Who gets to pay for Progress Energy's new nuclear power plant? You do.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Alex Pickett  |  12-16-2008  |  Environment

Helen Caldicott Warns About the Nuclear Dangernew

For more than 35 years, Caldicott has been an outspoken critic of the follies of the nuclear age, dedicating her life to shining a spotlight on the risks posed to human health and the environment by both nuclear weapons and the widespread use of nuclear power.
VUE Weekly  |  Scott Harris  |  10-02-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Nukes in Wisconsin Still Not Likelynew

Nuclear supporters claimed that Gov. Jim Doyle, who's seeking to become a green governor, wants to end the 25-year-old moratorium on building nuclear power plants in Wisconsin. The problem, though, is that this simply isn't true.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  08-15-2008  |  Environment

'Winning Our Energy Independence' Takes on 'The Three Poisons'new

S. David Freeman lays out a plan to phase out Big Coal, Big Oil, and nuclear over 30 years while meeting the needs of our high-energy society by implementing renewable technologies that already exist: sun, wind, and renewably generated hydrogen, supplemented by small hydroelectric, geothermal, and certain biofuels.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Diana Scott  |  07-10-2008  |  Nonfiction

Responding to Energy Crisis, John McCain Goes Nuclearnew

McCain has announced a number of controversial ways to solve this nation's energy crisis. Along with suggesting offshore drilling and supporting big tax write-offs for big oil, McCain has also called for building up to 100 additional nuclear facilities within the United States.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  06-27-2008  |  Politics

Is Nuclear Energy Really Cheap or Clean?new

Behind the seeming swell of interest in nuclear energy is a well-funded lobbying effort that has funneled millions into Congress and the Bush administration, earning billions in subsidies for itself -- as well as a preferential treatment during Vice President Dick Cheney's secret energy talks.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  05-05-2008  |  Environment

Wisconsin Goes Nuclearnew

State Republicans relax nuclear power restrictions in their budget plan.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  09-10-2007  |  Environment

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