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Alarm about radioactive leak at most contaminated site in U.S. — “We’ve got a problem, this is big”

Alarm about radioactive leak at most contaminated site in U.S. — “We’ve got a problem, this is big”

“You couldn’t find a more perfect radioactive storm … I am alarmed about this on many levels. This raises concerns, not only about the existing leak … but also concerning the integrity of the other single shell tanks of this age.”Gov. Jay Inslee

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The long-delayed cleanup of the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site became the subject of more bad news Friday, when Washington Gov.…

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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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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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