Nuclear Power & Radiation

"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.

August 28, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Third International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health

Scientists, regulators and practitioners from all over the world will come together in the Czech Republic to discuss ethical issues related to radiation and chemical protection, epidemiology, biomonitoring, risk management, emergency preparedness and related areas.

"Indian Point: State Denies Certificate for Future Hudson River Use"

"The New York Department of State has refused to give Indian Point a certificate required for future use of the Hudson River — part of the Cuomo administration's ongoing attempt to block the plant's license renewal and force its closure."

Source: Journal News, 11/13/2015

"Manhattan Project National Historical Park Formally Established"

"A celebratory signing on Tuesday of a memorandum of understanding between the Interior Department and Energy Department formally established the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, one that will span three states and recount a pivotal moment in world history."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 11/11/2015

Risks of Fire, Nuclear Waste, Stoke Fears of St. Louis Co. Landfills

"Imagine you are a parent, and that out of the blue, you get a letter from your child's school telling you not to worry — that they're ready to evacuate or shelter in place if an underground fire at a nearby landfill reaches radioactive waste on the same property."

Source: NPR, 11/05/2015


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