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Ten Years Since Fukushima

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On March 13, 2021
It was ten years ago that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused the greatest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. There’s been any number of stories to remember the anniversary and discuss the many unsolved problems. Here’s one on the impact upon water and what to do with it: Beside the ruins of theFukushima Daiichi nuclear […]
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3/11

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On March 11, 2016
Five years today since the Fukushima earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant disaster. Some links for this anniversary. The power plant is still leaking radioactive substances into the ocean, although obviously at far lower rates than immediately after the quake. The mixed international impact of the nuclear disaster, at Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. We […]

Nuclear Deals

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On February 18, 2016

It’s late on Thursday evening, you’ve probably popped open a beer or had a glass of wine. Time for a light-hearted blog post considering the legacy of the U.S.-India nuclear deal a decade

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On October 15, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, finally providing a path forward for some of the Cold War’s most exploited workers, Navajo uranium miners, as well as other Americans, primarily Native Americans and Mormon farmers, who had been declared expendable by the Cold War military complex and exposed […]

Watts Bar

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On October 10, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority is about to finally bring Watts Bar Unit 2 online, making it the first new nuclear power plant to open in the United States since 1996. It’s been a complete disast

Guess Who?

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On March 9, 2015

I’ve been putting together a lecture for tomorrow’s U.S. Environmental History class on atomic nature and I came across this ad, which I just could not resist sharing with you. Good times.

It’s Baaaaaaack!!!

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On November 13, 2014

What does Republican control of both houses of Congress mean? Many things of course. But one of them might be yet another push to open the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage facility in Nevada. And really

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