Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Plutonium Is Unsung Concession in Iran Nuclear Deal"

"At first glance, the metals that give atom bombs their destructive fury might seem interchangeable: Uranium and plutonium are both more valuable than gold. Both captivate would-be atomic powers. And both fueled bombs that leveled Japanese cities — uranium at Hiroshima and plutonium at Nagasaki."

Source: NY Times, 09/08/2015

"Washington State Sues U.S. Over Toxic Vapors at Nuclear Waste Site"

"The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/03/2015

Radioactivity Found in PA Creek, Illegal Fracking Waste Suspected

"Recently released testing results in western Pennsylvania, upstream from Pittsburgh, reveal evidence of radioactive contamination in water flowing from an abandoned mine. Experts say that the radioactive materials may have come from illegal dumping of shale fracking wastewater."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 08/21/2015

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