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DonkeyHotey

So much for the peaceful atom. Will it take a home-grown Fukushima to get these Democrats to pull their heads out of the radioactive sand? more

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inna

The Department of Energy's 2019 budget request is upsetting, but it contains one good idea: reign in spending on fusion energy research. more

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Like nearly everything else Trump does, the hike in solar duties makes no rational sense, and major developments in the nuclear industry further illustrate its absurdity. more

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Don Ramey Logan

Harvey and Irma threatened six reactors with catastrophic failure, and all of us with apocalyptic disaster. more

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US DOI

The specter of uranium mining exposes the true nature of the Trump Administration’s extractive agenda for public lands. more

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Jeanne Menjoulet

An unending stream of technical failures and soaring costs, as well as plummeting prices for gas, wind, and solar, and a drop in electricity demand, doomed the project. more

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Erik Drost

Asking you to subsidize nuclear energy is like asking you to bet your company on rotary dial phones and landline networks; to build more Edsels, Corvairs, and Pintos; to mass-produce buggy whips or to convert your business to brick-and-mortar. more

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Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. more

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In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. more

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Taking a look at the modern war for America’s energy. more

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The idea that atomic power is “clean” or “carbon free” or “emission free” is a very expensive misconception. more

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Why the world needs to move away from nuclear energy. more

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Last week I wrote a column in Madison's alternative weekly, Isthmus about a new kid in town. The piece has generated a ton of traffic and a lot of chatter locally, as I figured it would.Tim Slekar recently moved to Madison from Pennsylvania to ta... more

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Gov. Scott Walker's capitol police got way out of hand on Monday as they grabbed an observer, threw him on the ground, and jumped all over him.As you'll see in this video, courtesy of Jeremy Ryan, the protesters were singing "If I Had a Hammer" w... more

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Fukushima shows us how a nuclear disaster can continue forever.More than two years after the catastrophe, Japanese officialdom has raised the severity of the calamity from one to three (on a scale of seven). The threat elevation is due to massive... more

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Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever.Immeasurably worse.Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the shattered reactor site into the Pacific Ocean. And their mak... more

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An overheated world now threatens the ability of nuclear reactors to operate at all.Just as the sales pitch that atomic energy could help with global warming gets its biggest hype, the reactors themselves go very wrong.And as a "renaissance" turn... more

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Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima in a disaster that is far from over. It's most profound threat to the global ecology -- a spent fuel fire -- is still very much with us.This week, Tokyo Electric, ... more

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The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office ... more

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Japan said Friday that it would seek to phase out nuclear power by 2040. more

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