Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"India Nuke Deals Still Thorny for Us Despite 'Breakthrough'"

"India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative Indian market to suddenly become less complicated for U.S. nuclear companies."

Source: AP, 01/27/2015

Committing to Collaboration: How Two Freelancers Pulled Off a Cross-Pacific Partnership

Fukushima / Chernobyl project collaborators Winifred Bird (left) and Jane Braxton Little.
             Photo courtesy of Jane Braxton Little

Freelance Files

By WINIFRED BIRD and JANE BRAXTON LITTLE

More Secret Reports from Congressional Research Service

Nobody has ever explained why Congress refuses to release the tax-funded explainers produced by the Congressional Research Service. They are a gold standard for journalists needing quick background. Here are some recent CRS reports relevant to environmental journalists, helpfully released by the Federation of American Scientists.

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