|published Wednesday, May 16, 2012 ||3385 Views :: 2 Comments|
For Immediate Release: May 16th, 2012
Contact: Katherine Fuchs , Alliance for Nuclear Accountability - firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-324-4228
Aaron Albright, Rep. George Miller’s office – email@example.com, (202) 226-0853
This week, the full House will debate two important amendments to last week’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) related to nuclear safety: one offered by Representatives Miller (CA), Visclosky (IN), and Sanchez (CA) to strike NDAA provisions that would erode safety standards and weaken oversight, and another offered by Rep. Smith (WA) that would strike provisions removing nuclear weapons from the Secretary of Energy’s jurisdiction.
The Miller et al. amendment would protect the “adequate protection standard” that has guided nuclear safety oversight for more than a quarter century, ensure that nuclear oversight agencies retain a “transactional” oversight model, and prevent new layers of bureaucracy from undermining technical experts. TheSmith amendment would preserve the authority of the Secretary of Energy over the National Nuclear Security Administration.
|published Tuesday, October 20, 2009 ||10101 Views :: 10 Comments|
NUCLEAR SCARS: TOXIC LEGACY OF THE COLD WAR
Los Angeles Times -- October 20, 2009
By Ralph Vartabedian
Reporting from Fernald Preserve, Ohio
Amid the family farms and rolling terrain of southern Ohio, one hill
stands out for its precise geometry.
The 65-foot-high mound stretching more than half a mile dominates a
tract of northern hardwoods, prairie grasses and swampy ponds, known as
the Fernald Preserve.
Contrary to appearances, there is nothing natural here. The high ground
is filled with radioactive debris, scooped from the soil around a former
uranium foundry that produced crucial parts for the nation's nuclear
Originally published by the Los Angeles Times at http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-radiation-fernald20-2009oct20,0,2659447.story
|published Monday, November 17, 2008 ||5754 Views :: 0 Comments|
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel too risky
Saturday, November 15, 2008 3:20 AM
By Bob Alvarez
The push for new nuclear reactors became a top-tier issue in the presidential race. Yet one aspect of the debate received little attention: reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. This issue is especially relevant to Ohio, where the U.S. Energy Department has considered locating such a facility near Portsmouth.
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|published Monday, October 20, 2008 ||369 Views :: 0 Comments|