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US Overhauls Nuclear Plant Guidelines

For the first time in over 30 years the US Government has overhauled its nuclear emergency preparedness program. Critics say the new plan falls short, but the nuclear industry and the US government th…

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Japan Shuts Down Another Nuclear Reactor

Japan shut down another nuclear reactor Monday, leaving only one in operation. Photo Credit: t.ohashi via Flickr World News Videos by NewsLook var nl_rand = "kuFWNV12F2HGcxrt", NewsLook = Ne…

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Local Food Thrives Amidst Japanese Radiation Fears

For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis. Now many have lost faith in government guarantees and fear that radiation could have contaminated their diet. …

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$14 Billion for New Nuclear Reactors

Fourteen billion dollars has been approved for the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was visiting the site and said the new constr…

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Journalists Explore Japan’s Fukushima Plant (video)

For the first time, media get a close up view of the remains of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant that suffered a partial meltdown after a March earthquake and tsunami. google.load("jquery", …

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Nuclear Power Dropped in Germany?

Germany has decided to phase out its nuclear power program by 2020, according to a statement just made by their deputy environment minister. While the complete abandonment of nuclear power would be sh…

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4 Ways To Counterbalance Japan’s Catastrophe

By Monica Wilcox Iím beyond fear, beyond anger, Iím downright seething. Itís not that quick, knock-the-bowl-off-the-counter kind -- but the slow, drawn out, meltdown kind of livid. I want t…

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10 Riskiest Nuclear Power Plants in America

As we watch the continuing catastrophe in Japan unfold with no clear expectations of the outcome, one thing is for certain: The safety of nuclear power has become a hot topic of conversation. While so…

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Nuclear Powerplant Kills Nearly One Billion Organisms a Year

The cooling system at Indian Point power plant in New York on the Hudson River uses outdated technology that requires up to 2.5 billion gallons of river water each day for cooling. The daily water use…

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Radioactive Fish Found in Vermont

A fish taken from the Connecticut River in Vermont tested positive for strontium-90, according to a recent AP report. The fish was caught near the Yankee nuclear power plant. The local department of p…

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