Category Archives: Documents and Reports

Barry Commoner–Scientist and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard–Dies at 95.

From the New York Times, October 1, 2012, article by Daniel Lewis. Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Russell E. Train, Helped Found the E.P.A., Dies at 92

From the New York Times, 17 September 2012. Article by Keith Schneider. Russell E. Train, a renowned conservationist who played a central role in the creation of groundbreaking laws and effective enforcement in response to rising concerns about environmental protection in … Continue reading

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Aging Nuclear Power Plants

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment: Aging Nuclear Power Plants: Managing Plant Life and Decommissioning (September 1993) Forward:

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Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, by Mark Monmonier

In this book, Monmonier examines how maps have been used to illustrate hazards and, in the process, shows us how maps reflect different notions of nature and the proper way to assess risk.  Monmonier demonstrates the power of maps to tell … Continue reading

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The NRC’s Records Management Program

The following covers the legal authority for the NRC’s records management operations, the scope of its records management programs, and the types of records management services it performs. Legal Authority for the NRC’s records management operations: The NRC must comply … Continue reading

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The Tainted Dessert, by Valerie Kuletz

In which Ms. Kuletz explores Social / Environmental Racism / Nuclear colonialism.  Nuclear testing ranges, dumps, and research centers tend to be on or near Native American traditional lands and reservation; the marginalized, indigenous inhabitants of a nuclear territory as chosen … Continue reading

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Brittle Power, by Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins

In this classic from 1982, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins argue that domestic energy infrastructure is vulnerable to disruption, by accident or malice, often even more so than imported oil. According to the authors, a resilient energy system is … Continue reading

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