Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Will Remain A Threat For 3,000 Years"

"It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with nuclear disaster, that the word Chernobyl came to mean more than just a little village in rural Ukraine, and this place became more than just another spot in the shadowy Soviet Union."

Source: McClatchy, 04/26/2016

"Thousands Of Radioactive Boars Are Overrunning Farmland In Fukushima"

"Nuclear catastrophe is always an unmitigated disaster. The only beneficiaries, albeit in a perverse fashion, are animals,  which tend to flourish in areas humans evacuate. This has certainly been the case for wild boars around Fukushima, which have multiplied so rapidly, they’ve become a problem for neighboring towns."

Source: Wash Post, 04/11/2016

"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


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