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Injustice At Sea: the Irradiated Sailors of the USS Reagan

“Coverage of the USS Ronald Reagan has been astoundingly limited,” wrote Der Spiegel in a February 2015 story. Since then, nothing much has changed. The German magazine was referring to the saga of the American Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier whose crew...

Nuclear power plants

According to the CBS news on Wednesday, a tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Repository in Hanford, Washington, is storing liquid nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project from World War II in railroad tank cars. These cars are “living” in an underground tunnel,...

Highlights from experts at Indian Point forum

Nuclear energy experts from the U.S. and abroad gathered in Garrison Friday for a wide-ranging discussion of the planned shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2021. The forum, titled “When nuclear plants close: A regional forum on Nuclear Waste...

Nuclear material doled out ‘like it was candy’ 50 years ago

Maybe the only way to know the whereabouts of 200 pounds of bomb-grade uranium allegedly missing from an Apollo processing plant since the 1960s is to dig up the skeletons in the backyard — a 50-year-old nuclear waste dump. The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp....

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state

Hundreds of workers at the Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear site in Washington state had to “take cover” Tuesday morning after the collapse of 20-foot-long portion of a tunnel used to store contaminated radioactive materials. The Energy Department said it...

Why the EPA Is Allowing Contaminated Groundwater to Go Untreated

The remains of the George Air Force Base on the edge of California’s Mojave Desert are little more than a dusty sprawl of squat buildings, their roofs riddled with holes, their hinged windows flapping open and shut in the dry wind. The George H.W. Bush...

Novel Strategy for Dealing with Toxic Contamination: Do Nothing

At toxic cleanup sites across the country, environmental agencies have allowed groundwater contamination to go untreated and slowly diminish over time—a strategy that saves money for polluters but could cost taxpayers dearly and jeopardize drinking water supplies. The...
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