Nuclear Power & Radiation

MIT Report Endorses Centralized Interim Storage for Spent Reactor Fuel

"A Massachusetts Institute of Technology task force report called yesterday for the United States to create a few centralized storage sites for spent nuclear reactor fuel in the next decades, while researching new reactor designs that could reduce the challenges of permanent geological burial of nuclear wastes."

Source: ClimateWire, 09/21/2010

"Navajos Ask Supreme Court to Protect Drinking Water From Uranium"

"The New Mexico Environmental Law Center today appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that allows uranium mining in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. The appeal claims the mine would contaminate drinking water used by some 15,000 Navajo people."

Source: ENS, 09/16/2010

"Nuclear Plant's Use of River Water Prompts $1.1 Billion Debate"

"Just beneath the wind-stippled surface of the Hudson River here, huge pipes suck enough water into the Indian Point  nuclear plant every second to fill three Olympic swimming pools. And each second they take in dozens of organisms -- fish and crabs, but mostly larvae -- that are at the center of a $1.1 billion debate: should the plant have to put in cooling towers that would vastly reduce the intake of water?"

Source: NYTimes, 08/24/2010

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