Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Second Radioactive Oil Waste Site Found in North Dakota"

"North Dakota this week confirmed the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling. And separately, a company hired to clean up similar waste found in February at another location said it had removed more than double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there."

Source: Aljazeera America, 04/28/2014

Obama Admin Spared Developers Millions in Loan Fees for Ga. Nukes

"The Obama administration finalized $6.5 billion worth of loan guarantees for the country's first U.S. reactors in decades without requiring developers to pay a "credit subsidy fee" -- money that protects taxpayers should the developers default, according to documents obtained by Greenwire."

Source: Greenwire, 04/22/2014

"Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants"

"Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook Station in New Hampshire to immediately implement mitigation measures against seismic risks that were previously unknown."

Source: ENS, 04/21/2014

"U.S. Sailors Sue Tepco for $1 Billion Over Alleged Radiation Exposure"

"SAN DIEGO – Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission following a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago."

Source: AP, 04/08/2014


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