Previous Nuclear News 2018

As 1.5 Million Flee Hurricane Florence, Worries Grow Over Half Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Storm’s Path 09-12-18

With 1.5 million residents now under orders to evacuate their homes in preparation for Hurricane Florence’s landfall in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the region faces the possibility of catastrophe should the storm damage one or more of the nuclear power plants which lie in its potential path. Read more at EcoWatch


Radioactive fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study 09-06-18

“This means it’s entering the food chain.”

Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. Read more at The Daily Climate


Exelon Official: No New Nuclear Plants To Be Built in the U.S. 04-16-18

A senior official with America’s largest nuclear plant operating company is predicting a dim future for nuclear power in the U.S, according to S&P Global Platts. Read more at U.S. News & World Report


Nukes of Hazard 04-11-18

There’s something wrong with every source of energy. How do our nuclear nightmares compare?

Is it any wonder that nuclear power scares people? The word nuclear alone conjures up a parade of terrors: the sinister radiation, the whiff of apocalypse, and the tendency to go boom. Read more at Grist


Rachel Carson and the silent environmentalists 03-31-18

Rachel Carson spoke out against nuclear war. Why is the environmental movement so silent?

Rachel Carson, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the best known, environmentalist of the twentieth century, was deeply opposed to nuclear testing and nuclear war from at least 1946. Read more at Beyond Nuclear International


The Cold War’s Toxic Legacy: Costly, Dangerous Cleanups at Atomic Bomb Production Sites 03-05-18

Seventy-five years ago, in March 1943, a mysterious construction project began at a remote location in eastern Washington state. Over the next two years some 50,000 workers built an industrial site occupying half the area of Rhode Island, costing more than $230 million—equivalent to $3.1 billion today. Read more at EcoWatch