Ten Years After Fukushima, the Future of Nuclear Power Is Up In the Air

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is a distant memory to most Americans, but at the time it prompted global concern about the releases of nuclear waste into the ocean and atmosphere.  The 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed 15,900 people, and subsequent deaths from illness and suicide linked to the disaster totaled 3,775, according to a […]

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New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

Though it was a contested decision, late last week Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor permanently shut down after nearly 46 years generating electricity for Westchester County and New York City. Since New York state receives 32% of its energy from nuclear the move to decommission the reactor in the midst of the pandemic was […]

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Trump Seeks Votes in Nevada, Backtracks Previous Support of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage

Trump Seeks Votes in Nevada, Backtracks Previous Support of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage

Nevada’s Yucca Mountain has been designated as a nuclear waste storage site for nearly 30 years. It’s largely been a political football with lawmakers trying to woo concerned Nevada voters with promises to avoid storing radioactive material at the site. Now, as Politico reported, “President Donald Trump is seeking to woo Nevada voters by abandoning […]

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