Nuclear Power & Radiation

"As Sea Levels Rise, Are Coastal Nuclear Plants Ready?"

"Just east of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, off Florida's Biscayne Bay, two nuclear reactors churn out enough electricity to power nearly a million homes. The Turkey Point plant is licensed to continue doing so until at least 2032. At some point after that, if you believe the direst government projections, a good part of the low-lying site could be underwater. So could at least 13 other U.S. nuclear plants, as the world’s seas continue to rise."

Source: National Geographic, 12/18/2015

"33,480 Americans Dead After 70 Years of Atomic Weaponry"

'Irradiated,' a special report published today by McClatchy, offers an unprecedented look at the costs of war and the risks of a strong defense, using federal records to chronicle the deaths of at least 33,480 nuclear workers who helped the U.S. win World War II and the Cold War."

Source: McClatchy, 12/14/2015

"Fear at the Tap: Uranium Contaminates Water in the West"

"FRESNO, Calif. — In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water."

Source: AP, 12/10/2015
January 28, 2016 to January 29, 2016

The Promise & Perils of Nuclear Energy: A Workshop for Journalists

The Missouri School of Journalism invites journalists who cover energy, business, health and the environment to a workshop covering the risks and benefits of nuclear energy for healthcare, research and power generation. You'll obtain sources, story ideas and a better understanding of the science and strategies for telling complex stories. This event will be live-streamed.

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