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U.S. government just spent $80M to prop up the nuclear industry in America

The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster demonstrated that the risks attached to nuclear energy outweigh the benefits. Nevertheless, this hasn't stopped the nuclear industry from prevailing. The U.S. Government is providing the Department of Energy $80 million to fund two advanced reactor programs, which they hope will spur new nuclear power technologies. The grant is split 50/50 between two … [Read More...]

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Mutant butterflies found emerging from Fukushima

Researchers discovered genetic mutations in three generations of butterflies near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi site, less than a year after a tsunami destroyed the power plant. These mutations appeared to have spread rapidly through subsequent generations of butterflies. Since the study, little has been reported on how radiation spewing from the power plant has reshaped the neighboring … [Read More...]

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What has the U.S. government been hiding about the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

A massive ongoing gas leak in southern California is being compared to the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A recently declassified US government report found that the Fukushima catastrophe was far worse than had been originally reported, prompting many to wonder how severe the California gas leak really is. Methane, a greenhouse gas 70 times stronger than carbon dioxide, has been spewing into the air … [Read More...]

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US Energy Department delays decommissioning process at Hanford nuclear waste site for 17 years

The U.S. Energy Department has stalled a construction project for a complex waste treatment plant at the radioactive, contaminated Hanford site in Washington state by 17 years. The nuclear bomb waste won't be processed until 2039.(1) Hanford, Washington has long been recognized as the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the U.S. Approximately 60 percent (by volume) of the country's high … [Read More...]

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