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The South Pays Dearly for Nuclear Industry's Failed 'Renaissance'

Sue Sturgis Facing South
The estimated cost for the project below doubled and now stands at $27 billion, which Georgia Power customers are already paying for thanks to a state law — since overturned — that allowed utilities to collect payment before a project is completed.

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The 60-Year Downfall of US Nuclear Power Has Left a Huge Mess

Fred Pearce The Atlantic
Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation facility Despite the desperate efforts of the Trump Administration to rescue the nuclear industry, the demand for atomic energy is in irreversible decline. But before the country can abandon its nuclear plants, there's six decades of waste to deal with.

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‘Indian Point’ Documentary: Chief Nuke Regulator Forced Out By Industry

Lewis Beale The Daily Beast
'Indian Point' directed by Ivy Meeropol takes an unblinking look at the dramatic debate over nuclear power by going inside the aging plant that looms just 35 miles from New York City. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the facility, it has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that the kind of disaster that happened at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant could happen here,

The Doomsday Clock: Three Minutes and Counting

Lynn Eden, Robert Rosner, Rod Ewing, and twelve others The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Last year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board concluded, "We can manage our technology, or become victims of it. The choice is ours, and the [Doomsday] Clock is ticking." This year, the board moved the Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight and added, "The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon."

NRC: No Suspension of Fukushima-Style Nuclear Reactors

Andrea Germanos Common Dreams
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Director’s Decision Friday rejecting an appeal by environmental watchdog groups to suspend operations at the nearly two dozen reactors in the United States that have the same containment system as the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan. Greenpeace charges the NRC is “backing off post-Fukushima fixes at reactors around the country due to fear that added regulatory costs would topple more nuclear plants."

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