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3 Myths From Pro-Nuclear Film ‘Pandora’s Promise’

3 Myths From Pro-Nuclear Film ‘Pandora’s Promise’

By Denise Robbins CNN aired the pro-nuclear power film Pandora’s Promise last night, which propagated three common myths about nuclear power: it suggested the environmental movement’s “scare tactics” are what has inhibited nuclear power, claimed nuclear power is cheaper than renewables and downplayed complications from nuclear waste. This led to a generally one-sided story, which has led to criticism from […]

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    Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump

    Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump

    Michael Leonardi July 1 marks Canada Day when many Canadians celebrate the unification of three colonies into their country on the same date in 1867. In Ontario, droves of people head off to their summer cottages and vacation get-a-ways on the shores of the Great Lakes for the holiday weekend. Lake Huron’s sandy beaches and […]

    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] The Commonwealth of Kentucky may sue the federal government to compel cleanup of the now-closing uranium enrichment site at Paducah, according to the governor and the state attorney general. The quasi-privatized operator of […]

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    Harvey Wasserman From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of today all three are permanently shut. It’s a monumental victory for grassroots activism. It marks an epic transition in how we get our energy. In the thick of the 1970s Arab oil […]

    Nuclear Dominoes Fall in California and Kentucky

    Nuclear Dominoes Fall in California and Kentucky

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] Southern California Edison (SCE) has abandoned plans to restart its two nuclear reactors at San Onofre. The announcement this morning comes exactly one week after termination of operations at the Paducah, Kentucky, uranium […]

    Stiffed USEC Sues Feds in Nuclear Slugfest

    Stiffed USEC Sues Feds in Nuclear Slugfest

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II and Part III of this series] The United States Enrichment Corporation, the contracting subsidiary of USEC Inc.—the company that now produces nothing—has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Federal Claims seeking $38 million in back-bill payment from the U.S. Department […]

    Breaking: Uranium Enrichment Ends at Paducah

    Breaking: Uranium Enrichment Ends at Paducah

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II and Part IV of this series] USEC Inc. has confirmed that today, May 31, is the last day of uranium enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky, marking the end of sixty-one years of operation. The monstrous facility was […]

    Slow Cooker at Paducah Comes to a Boil

    Slow Cooker at Paducah Comes to a Boil

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part III and Part IV of this series] Last week on EcoWatch, I predicted that negotiations between USEC Inc. and the Department of Energy (DOE) over extension of operations at the Paducah uranium enrichment plant would fail, and that principal power-down would happen […]

    Draft Legislation Fails to Provide Solution for U.S. Stockpile of Nuclear Radioactive Waste

    Draft Legislation Fails to Provide Solution for U.S. Stockpile of Nuclear Radioactive Waste

    Nuclear Information and Resource Service One hundred national, regional and local environmental and clean energy organizations today submitted comments in stark opposition to drafted legislation on high-level radioactive waste put forth by four members of the Senate Energy Committee. “This draft legislation is extremely disappointing,” said Michael Mariotte, executive director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service […]