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Offices at Los Alamos National Laboratory sit atop a hill in the high desert outside Santa Fe, N.M.
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The 20 percenters: Nuclear energy faces reality – and its likely decline

Once the promise of clean, near limitless energy, nuclear is now in its waning years LOS ALAMOS, NM – “On construction sites in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, workers are building what may become the final five major nuclear power plants built in the United States. Nuclear energy, once a […]

Fukushima disaster remembered
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Fukushima disaster remembered

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 marks the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  The Northeast Ohio group “Unplug Nuclear Power” is encouraging all community members to show opposition to nuclear power by reducing electric consumption for the full 24 hours of March 11. For more information, contact Joseph DeMare, Organizer, […]

In U.S., nuclear energy loses momentum amid economic head winds, safety issues
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In U.S., nuclear energy loses momentum amid economic head winds, safety issues

WASHINGTON D.C. — “Two years after the tsunami that crippled Japan’s Fukushima power complex, the U.S. nuclear industry is facing fundamental and far-reaching challenges to its own future. Only five years ago, industry executives and leading politicians were talking about an American nuclear renaissance, hoping to add 20 or more […]

Evacs and drills pared near nuke plants
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Evacs and drills pared near nuke plants

NEW YORK, NY — “Without fanfare, the nation’s nuclear power regulators have overhauled community emergency planning for the first time in more than three decades, requiring fewer exercises for major accidents and recommending that fewer people be evacuated right away. The revamp, the first since the program began after Three […]

Is nuclear power industry poised to repeat ‘managerial disaster’?
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Is nuclear power industry poised to repeat ‘managerial disaster’?

TAMPA BAY, FL— “The failure of the U.S. nuclear power program ranks as the largest managerial disaster in business history, a disaster on a monumental scale. The rant of an antinuclear activist? Hardly. It was the first sentence of an in-depth story in a conservative business magazine, Forbes. In 1985. […]

NRC says human errors continue to plague Perry nuclear power plant
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NRC says human errors continue to plague Perry nuclear power plant

PERRY — “Minor but potentially deadly mistakes involving radiation exposure of workers were a problem at the Perry nuclear power plant in 2011, say federal regulators. The issue is the focus of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual public assessment of the power plant safety performance, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday […]

What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here?
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What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here?

A future severe nuclear accident at a U.S. nuclear power plant is a real possibility. In 2011 five nuclear power plants in the United States lost primary power due to earthquake or extreme weather events, including tornados, hurricanes, and flooding.

Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011
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Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 “near-misses” at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and evaluates the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to each event in a report released today. The second in an annual series of reports, “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant […]