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Rewarding Failure: Taxpayers on Hook for $12 Billion Nuclear Boondoggle

Vogtle’s nuclear expansion is billions of dollars over budget, its completion is far from certain, and the federal government is once again coming to the rescue. This guest blog was posted with…

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Fukushima Nuclear Accident's 8th Anniversary: Book Review: An Alarming Inside View from the Top of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Today, March 11, marks the 8th anniversary of the devastating nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan in 2011. The ramifications of the triple nuclear meltdown continue today as thousands…

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Georgia Regulators Kick Multi-Billion Dollar Plant Vogtle Nuclear Can Down the Road

Despite clear indications from both the Georgia Public Service Commission Staff and Georgia Power that great uncertainty lies ahead for the massively over-budget and delayed Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project, the only…

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FAKE NEWS alert: "Zombie" Bellefonte reactors remain a bad bet

The infamous, "zombie" Bellefonte reactors near Scottsboro, Alabama were cancelled in 2016 by TVA after being mothballed for many decades (and cannibalized for parts used at other reactors) with billions of dollars spent/wasted.…

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A Series of Unfortunate Events for Plant Vogtle - last new nuclear project in turmoil

The last new nuclear power project remaining in the U.S., the expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, is in turmoil. In August, Southern Company announced that the already budget-busting project had a…

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Japan's Hokkaido earthquake - power out, lives lost and disrupted

Update from Reuters: Power restored to the Tomari nuclear plant. Read more here. In the very early hours of September 6, 2018, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan in southwestern Hokkaido. News reports have…

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Georgia's Nuclear Financial Crisis Worsens - Additional Billions in Cost Overruns at Plant Vogtle

Southern Company’s second quarter earnings news yesterday about Plant Vogtle’s nuclear expansion having yet another multi-billion dollar cost increase is not surprising given the continued problems occurring at the nuclear construction site…

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Attend Meeting on Operating FPL’s Polluting Turkey Point Facility for 80 Years

  Are you concerned about decades more pollution from FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant threatening Biscayne Bay and your drinking water? FPL wants to operate Turkey Point for another 20 years beyond…

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Attend Hearing on TVA’s Proposed Small Modular Reactors

TVA is pursuing an undeveloped, expensive, risky technology known as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) at their previously abandoned Clinch River Site, near Kingston, TN. See fly-in video here showing the location. In…

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Last Chance to Protect Biscayne Bay, Region's Drinking Water from Turkey Point Pollution

FPL's polluting Turkey Point facility has been all over the news again because next Tuesday morning, April 10, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will convene a Commission meeting which includes a…