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Video: Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Ready for a Fukushima-Like Meltdown?

When Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigned from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week, reports suggested it was linked to battles within the commission over safety requirements. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Miles O’Brien reports on how government regulators in the U.S. set the safety bar for nuclear plants.…

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“Sounds of Dissent” (WZBC) with Pilgrim Coalition & Beyond Nuclear

“Sounds of Dissent” (WZBC) with Pilgrim Coalition & Beyond Nuclear

Audio: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Fight Heats Up in Massachusetts

Political fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is fueling local opposition to the Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The aging facility’s operating license expires on June 8, 2012, and its owners want a 20-year extension. It looked like it had a green light from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which recommended an approval vote.…

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Danger Zone: Aging nuclear reactors

Danger Zone: Aging nuclear reactors

Despite the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan last March, nuclear power is experiencing a rebirth in the United States. Billions of dollars in federal funding has been allocated to develop nuclear capacity; applications are under consideration to build more than a dozen new reactors; and last month, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced approval for the construction of the first new nuclear reactors in more than three decades.…

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Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, Published in 2009

This is a collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions. Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.…

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