Tag Archives: Nuclear Contamination

Marc Estrin : Sweeping the Elephant Under the Rug

Sweeping it under the rug. Graffiti by Banksy.Sweeping the elephantunder the fiery rug The fact is, Mr. President and others, nuclear energy is not clean. It is filthy. And lethal. Even without an accident. By Marc Estrin / The Rag … finish reading Marc Estrin : Sweeping the Elephant Under the Rug

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Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

The Fukushima No. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power at Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, shown in a photograph from October 2008. Japan has issued a state of emergency at the nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed. … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

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Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

Plant Vogle, nuclear power plant in Burke County, Georgia: $108 million in overcharges — and counting. Image from Georgia Country Blog.Lab report:Is the ‘nuclear renaissance’ dead yet? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 13, 2010 America’s much … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

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Capping Corporate Liability : Who Pays the Piper?

Just the beginning: Oil hitting land along the Louisiana coastline May 20, 2010. Photo by David Mattingly / CNN.Who pays the piper?BP’s nuclear-powered liability cap By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / May 23, 2010 As BP destroys our … finish reading Capping Corporate Liability : Who Pays the Piper?

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Lethal Denial : Chernobyl and the Climate Bill

Composite photo. Image by Vivo (Ben) / Village of Joy. After the explosion at Reactor 4 [at Chernobyl] the people of Pripyat flocked to the railway bridge just outside the city to get a good view of the reactor to … finish reading Lethal Denial : Chernobyl and the Climate Bill

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Thirty Years and Counting : Radioactive News from Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island. Graphic from The Infrastructurist.The new nuke media machine:Fluff, lies and radiation from TMI By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 25, 2009 Yet another “perfectly safe” release at Three Mile Island has irradiated yet another … finish reading Thirty Years and Counting : Radioactive News from Three Mile Island

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The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

Fred and Clara Slowman near their newly rebuilt home near Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. Many homes were contaminated with uranium. Photo: Kevin Moloney for The New York Times.Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo CountryBy Dan Frosch / July 26, 2009 TEEC NOS … finish reading The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

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James Ridgeway on the Rush to Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France.Recent radioactive leaks in France provide a cautionary tale for America’s ‘nuclear renaissance.’ By James Ridgeway / July 29, 2008 As gasoline prices rise along with global temperatures, the nuclear energy bandwagon is gaining momentum, … finish reading James Ridgeway on the Rush to Nuclear Power

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