Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Uranium Hunters in US West Face Partial Ban, Pollution Fears"

"Five weeks before President Joe Biden announced a historic new ban on new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, Sarana Riggs approached the barbed-wire fence surrounding an inactive mine in an Arizona national forest, a Geiger counter in her hand."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/15/2023

"South Korean Activists Protest Against Fukushima Water Discharge"

"Hundreds of South Korean activists gathered in central Seoul on Saturday to protest against Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean."

Source: Reuters, 08/14/2023

"Putin Profits Off US And European Reliance On Russian Nuclear Fuel"

"The U.S. and its European allies are importing vast amounts of nuclear fuel and compounds from Russia, providing Moscow with hundreds of millions of dollars in badly needed revenue as it wages war on Ukraine."

Source: AP, 08/11/2023

"Biden To Protect Vast Sacred Lands Near Grand Canyon"

"U.S. President Joe Biden will curb land development on a stretch of nearly 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) near Arizona's iconic Grand Canyon, a move intended to cement his environmental credentials in the electoral battleground state."

Source: Reuters, 08/08/2023

Massachusetts Rejects Request To Discharge Radioactive Water Into Bay

"Massachusetts environmental regulators have denied a request by the company dismantling a shuttered nuclear power plant to release more than 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters) of radioactive wastewater into Cape Cod Bay."

Source: AP, 07/26/2023
July 27, 2023

Webinar: Journalism Up Against the State

Investigative journalism faces numerous threats not least being a culture of secrecy, suffocating bureaucracy and physical intimidation. This Fetisov Journalism Awards webinar gives tips and advice from the stories of award-winning journalists and begins with a focus on a nuclear waste scandal in the U.S. 11:30 a.m. ET.


U.N. Watchdog Says Japan Can Release Nuclear Waste Water Into The Ocean

"The International Atomic Energy Agency has approved a plan by Japan to release more than a million tons of treated nuclear waste water from the destroyed Fukushima power plant into the ocean, despite vehement international opposition."

Source: NPR, 07/07/2023


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