Category Archives: US Nuclear Power Plants

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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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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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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Three Mile Island Fallout Map

The center of this Toxic Plume is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. This plume was produced by one of the two reactors located at the Three Mile Island plant, … Continue reading

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USA Nuclear Power Plants — Mapped as Potential Targets

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Nuke It: Interactive Fallout Map

This interactive map uses GoogleMaps to estimate the thermal damage caused by various levels of nuclear explosion.  Note: accuracy is not assured, based on the weapon grading (“Little Boy,” “Tsar Bomba,” etc.). Directions: Search for a place, pick a suitable weapon … Continue reading

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