Category Archives: Utilities

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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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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USA Nuclear Power Plants — Mapped as Potential Targets

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One Year After Fukushima: National Geographic Story

Marianne Lavelle – National Geographic News – Published March 8, 2012 The tsunami that knocked out critical back-up cooling power at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, is still, in a sense, rolling over Japan’s energy system. Only two … Continue reading

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Some of the Potential Risks

Spent Fuel Pools—overcrowding Aging and Faulty Equipment GE Mark I Design Flaws Expanded Transmission Corridors–CapX2020 impact not fully assessed. Both of Minnesota’s Nuclear power plants (Monticello and Praire Island) were designed for a 40-year window of operation. There are worries that current, increased … Continue reading

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Fallout We Know About

Hiroshima Fallout from Mark Monmonier’s Cartographies of Danger: Nuclear Accidents: Three Mile Flower: Chernobyl Fallout (one map in three images): The Chernobyl reactor in the then-Soviet Union exploded on April 26, 1986. For days a nuclear fire burned as billowing … Continue reading

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