Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Loan Program for Reactors Is Fizzling"

"WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is set to announce on Wednesday that he will finish a $6.5 billion loan guarantee this week and another soon for $1.8 billion to help three Georgia electric companies build the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in three decades."

Source: AP, 02/19/2014

"Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater: Managing a Toxic Blend"

"Naturally occurring radionuclides are widely distributed in the earth’s crust, so it’s no surprise that mineral and hydrocarbon extraction processes, conventional and unconventional alike, often produce some radioactive waste."

Source: EHP, 02/03/2014

Fund for Environmental Journalism Announces Winter 2013 Grantees

Thanks to generous funding from the Grantham Foundation, and individual members and friends of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), we are pleased to announce grants totaling $12,500 to five journalism projects selected in SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism Winter 2013 grant cycle. Next application deadline: July 15, 2014. Pictured: FEJ grantee Douglas Haynes.

Perry Nuclear Power Plant Is Leaking Radioactive Water; Danger Minimal

"The Perry nuclear power plant is leaking tritium, a radioactive form of water with a half-life of more than 12 years. The radioactive water has been found in groundwater at concentrations more than twice the
federal drinking water limit outside of a building where the leak was discovered Monday. No other, more dangerous radioactive isotopes were found." John Funk reports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer January 21,
2014.
 

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 01/22/2014

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