Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tag: nuclear power

‘This needs to be fixed’: Nuclear expert calls radioactivity levels found...

An investigation reveals elevated levels of radioactivity not far from a high school football stadium, and accounts from inspectors point to the contamination’s possible source.

Plutonium—the most lethal of all radioactive substances—in space

“A ‘1-in-960 chance’ of a deadly plutonium release is a real concern—gamblers in Las Vegas would be happy with those odds.”

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports on space nuclear...

National Academies report urges nuclear-powered rockets for trips to Mars and lays out "synergies" in space nuclear activities between NASA and the U.S. military.

Biden must inspect America’s embrittled reactors

Biden must act to prevent what would constitute nuclear suicide in the United States.

Nuclear power industry given $1.4 billion from Trump administration

Countries should be focusing more on renewable energy to lower emissions instead of focusing on nuclear power.

Rethinking Manhattan Project spies and the Cold War, MAD—and the 75...

We should nonetheless admit a debt of gratitude to those spies at Los Alamos who kept the U.S. from committing an atrocity that humanity would have never forgiven.

Ohio nuclear scandal 2020

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI last week charged the speaker of the Ohio House of Representative and four others in a scheme to use ratepayers money to keep two decrepit nuclear power plants operating.

Hiroshima at 75: Health lessons still current

The devastating threats that atomic power poses to health still are a huge threat to humanity.

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Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

EV charging stations approved for 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico, covering 75,000...

States will have access to $1.5 billion in federal monies to build the chargers.
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Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, why US must negotiate with Russia &...

When it comes to continuing the war rather than negotiating a peace settlement, “the United States and Britain are pretty isolated on this.”

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

Parents like their public schools, no matter how much the charter school movement tells...

Branding public schools as “failed” institutions is more about politics than education.