Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Yucca Haunts Admin's Lagging Efforts on Nuclear Waste Study Panel"

"While President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget proposal is expected to sound a death knell for the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, the administration has so far failed to launch the blue-ribbon commission it promised almost a year ago to decide on a waste-disposal alternative."

Source: Greenwire, 01/12/2010

"White House Is Urged to Help States With Nuclear Plants Stockpile Thyroid Drug"

"After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed a law instructing the federal government to help states build bigger stocks of a simple, cheap drug to protect people near nuclear power plants in the event of an accident or terrorist attack."

Source: NYTimes, 12/08/2009


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