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Countdown to Nuclear Ruin at Paducah

Countdown to Nuclear Ruin at Paducah

Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] Disaster is about to strike in western Kentucky, a full-blown nuclear catastrophe involving hundreds of tons of enriched uranium tainted with plutonium, technetium, arsenic, beryllium and a toxic chemical brew. But this nuke calamity will be […]

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    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Greenpeace UK Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point in the UK where a proposed nuclear power station is to be built. Photo credit: Stop New Nuclear This morning, as the energy bill was making headlines in the UK, 10 people were setting up a non-violent blockade protesting the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power […]

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Riverkeeper The blueprint delivered by the New York Energy Highway Task Force to Governor Cuomo on Monday provides a viable plan for moving the state into an energy future without the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Here’s a statement by Paul Gallay, president and Hudson Riverkeeper: The plan sent to Governor Cuomo confirms what the […]

    PART I: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    PART I: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    Lester Brown The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by […]

    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    CounterPunch By Michael Leonardi FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton. According to recent reports from the nuclear watchdog Beyond Nuclear and several Great Lakes environmental organizations, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is up to its usual practices as an industry captured agency. Collusion and flagrant cover-ups at […]

    Thousands to Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future at 3-Day DC Event in September

    Thousands to Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future at 3-Day DC Event in September

    Coalition Against Nukes Thousands of anti-nuclear activists from across the U.S. will converge on Washington, D.C. this Sept. 20 – 22 for a Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future. The three-day event, brought together by the grassroots network Coalition Against Nukes (CAN), will feature a Congressional briefing on nuclear dangers attended by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH), […]

    Price of New Nuke Plants Skyrockets

    Price of New Nuke Plants Skyrockets

    Harvey Wasserman The projected price for Georgia’s Vogtle Double Reactor Project has jumped at least $900 million in just three months—and that’s just for starters. Will you pay for it? The future of new atomic power in the U.S. hangs in the balance. A national grassroots campaign is now working to stop tax/ratepayer handouts and […]

    New Report Reveals Scale of Steam Generator Failures at Nuclear Plant

    New Report Reveals Scale of Steam Generator Failures at Nuclear Plant

    Friends of the Earth Southern California Edison avoided federal regulatory guidelines when replacing defective steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant—a costly mistake that can’t be fixed by plugging the tubes that carry radioactive steam or by operating the plant at reduced power, according to a new report released today by Friends of […]

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

      Geoffrey Sea   Environmentalists should be jubilant as the dinosaurian uranium enrichment plant at Paducah, Kentucky, nears expiration as soon as May. Based on antiquated gaseous diffusion technology, the facility is the largest single-meter power consumer on the planet, eating as much electricity as the city of St. Louis. It is likely the largest […]