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FirstEnergy’s bailout campaign is filled with all kinds of wrong. Please let a failed HB 6 be the end of it. 16.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
FirstEnergy’s bailout campaign is filled with all kinds of wrong. Please let a failed HB 6 be the end of it.
Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.

Yet research published Monday suggests that parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests during the Cold War, should be added...

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Ridgecrest earthquake packed the power of 45 nuclear bombs, but its impact was muted 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the magnitude 7.1 earthquake ruptured the earth in the Mojave Desert, it packed the energy of 45 nuclear bombs of the type that fell on Hiroshima.

But a variety of factors lessened the potency and impact of what was the most powerful Southern California earthquake in nearly two decades.


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Chernobyl Reactor Encased in Giant Metal Dome That Will Last a Century and Withstand a Tornado as Ukraine Inaugurates Structure 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
New Safe Confinement seals the remains of the fourth reactor at the nuclear plant that was the site of the massive Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
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5 things to watch for when Xcel Energy files plans with Minnesota regulators 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy will file its resource plan for the next 15 years with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmentalists, consumer advocates and others will be scrutinizing the details.
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Secrets of Chernobyl spill out more than three decades after the nuclear disaster 30.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Seated in a jeep and clutching a screeching Geiger counter, Lt. Col. Viktor Chershnev led a convoy of 30 military trucks through the center of sleeping Kiev.

The measuring device was sounding off loudly on that night 33 years ago, not because of the convoy’s cargo — 30 antiaircraft missiles, three...

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U.S. and Russia Give Peace Another Chance, Say No to Another 'Arms Race' 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia's top diplomat said "the two largest nuclear powers are called upon to play the leading role in lowering the risks, which, unfortunately, are piling up in this sphere as well."
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The perfect storm that made ‘Chernobyl’ must-see TV 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“Chernobyl” isn’t the likeliest of hits. The five-part HBO/Sky Atlantic co-production, which concluded earlier this month, offers a detailed examination of the causes and consequences of the April 1986 explosion at the nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine — including sustained attention to the...

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Americans are paying more than ever to store deadly nuclear waste 15.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The Maine Yankee nuclear power plant hasn’t produced a single watt of energy in more than two decades, but it cost U.S. taxpayers about $35 million this year.

Almost 40 years after Congress decided the United States, and not private companies, would be responsible for storing radioactive waste,...

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‘Chernobyl’ creator urges visitors to be respectful after viral (and misleading) tweet 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Visiting the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history doesn’t exactly call for a smiley selfie or a sexy photo shoot.

Still, after a viral (if misleading) tweet including Instagram photos taken in the area, Craig Mazin, creator of the new HBO series “Chernobyl,” has urged visitors to remain...

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'A Blatant Lie': Chernobyl Engineer Says HBO Show Is Full Of Russian 'Vodka' And 'KGB' Stereotypes 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Pro-Kremlin media have criticized the series, with some describing it as pro-western propaganda.
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Chernobyl Photoshoots Generate Controversy As HBO Show Prompts Tourism Increase At Nuclear Disaster Site 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Most of the people say they decided to book after seeing this show. It's almost as though they watch it and then jump on a plane over."
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\'Fallout 76\' Nuclear Winter Patch Notes: Combat Improvements Include Reload Cancel and Quicker Reactions 10.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Your power in Adventure or Survival mode will not carry over into Nuclear Winter.
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Nuclear waste will be classified as safer under a controversial Trump administration change 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The federal Department of Energy is changing how it will dispose of nuclear weapons waste, reclassifying what was formerly considered high-level radioactive material to a lower standard, officials said in a formal notice Wednesday.

The new approach triggered immediate opposition in Washington state,...

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Nation’s most ambitious project to clean up nuclear weapons waste has stalled at Hanford 4.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Energy Department’s most environmentally important and technically ambitious project to clean up Cold War nuclear weapons waste has stalled, putting at jeopardy an already long-delayed effort to protect the Columbia River in central Washington.

In a terse letter last week, state officials said...

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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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New research shows that neglect of nuclear threatens low-carbon transition 30.5.2019
Failing to invest in the future of nuclear power will make global transition to green power 'much harder', experts warn.
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Minnesota's departure from coal will mean more natural gas, nuclear 29.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota is in the midst of a historic transition in how it generates electricity. Xcel Energy last week announced plans to close all of its remaining coal-fired power plants in the state by 2030 -- and to increase its solar capacity in the Upper Midwest by 1,400 percent.
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High radiation levels found in giant clams of Marshall Islands near U.S. nuclear dump 28.5.2019 LA Times: Science

Researchers have found high levels of radiation in giant clams near the Central Pacific site where the United States entombed waste from nuclear testing almost four decades ago, raising concerns the contamination is spreading from the dump site’s tainted groundwater into the ocean and the food...

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Companies are buying defunct nuclear reactors, planning to demolish them quickly 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases.

Turning nuclear plants over to outside companies...

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