Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Unable To Compete On Price, Nuclear Power On The Decline In The U.S."

"Renewable energy and new technologies that are making low-carbon power more reliable are growing rapidly in the U.S. Renewables are so cheap in some parts of the country that they're undercutting the price of older sources of electricity such as nuclear power."

Source: NPR, 04/11/2016

"Nuclear Plant Leak Threatens Drinking Water Wells in Florida"

"When Florida’s largest power company added two nuclear reactors to an existing plant that sat between two national parks — Biscayne Bay and the Everglades — the decision raised the concerns of environmentalists and some government officials about the possible effects on water quality and marine life."

Source: NY Times, 03/23/2016

Japanese Taxpayers Picking Up $100B Tab for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

"Five years ago today a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of northeastern Japan unleashed a powerful, 30-foot-high tsunami that swept across the landscape, killing 15,000 people, displacing nearly 400,000 others, and triggering one of the worst nuclear disasters in history — a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant."

Source: VICE News, 03/15/2016

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