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Source: http://energy.gov/savings/renewable-development-fund-rdf STATE:  Minnesota PROGRAM TYPE:   Public Benefits Fund PROVIDER :  Xcel Energy Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund (RDF) was created in 1999 pursuant to the 1994 Radioactive Waste Management Facility Authorization Law (Minn. Stat. § 116C.779). Originally, Xcel Energy … Continue reading

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As the Fukashima plant leaks radioactive fluid, Japan’s nuclear agency upgrades the alert level

From the BBC, August 21, 2013. Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from … Continue reading

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Inside Fukushima Two Years Later — Still One of the Most Contaminated Places on Earth

BBC News report by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, March 11, 2013: It would be reassuring to think that the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl is contained, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is in stable shut-down. Unfortunately a look inside … Continue reading

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Japan to Restart Nuclear Plants with Tougher Safety Guidelines

NY Times, February 28, 2013. Martin Frackler, Hiroko Tabuchi, and Matthew L. Wald. EXCERPT: All of Japan’s 50 operable nuclear reactors were shut down following the March 2011 triple meltdown, which spewed radiation across northern Japan after a huge earthquake … Continue reading

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‘Fukushima 50’ Face Public Ire

BBC article by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, January 3, 2013. Entering the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is an unnerving experience. It is, strictly speaking, also illegal. It is an old cliché to say that radiation is invisible. … Continue reading

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Tribe to get hearing on Prairie Island nuclear waste concerns

From Star Tribune, December 27, 2012: Minneapolis-based Xcel, the state’s largest utility, stores spent fuel rods in 29 casks next to its power plant. Up to 64 casks ultimately may be needed. The casks likely will remain in Minnesota for … Continue reading

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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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