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Nuclear Waste From the Cold War Is Being Stored in Unsafe Conditions. Time to Fix the Problem is Running Out

Nuclear Waste From the Cold War Is Being Stored in Unsafe Conditions. Time to Fix the Problem is Running Out

Critics say the toxic remnants of the Cold War are being stored in unsafe and haphazard conditions

Russia’s radioactive past continues to haunt its citizens

Anton Kolomitsyn has an unusual hobby: He searches the Russian countryside looking for remnants of past wars. Earlier this year, he made an unexpected find. The relic hunter stumbled across a
Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times normA secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric
Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

‘Extremely high’ levels of a radioactive isotope were discovered in parts of Russia in September. But where did it come from? And is it dangerous?Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after
Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Building Britain’s first new nuclear reactor since 1995 will cost twice as much as the 2012 Olympics – and by the time it is finished, nuclear power could be a thing of the past. How could the
Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Sue Roaf writes that evacuation plans for Hinkley Point would have to involve at least a million people; while Diarmuid Foley says that, in the modern world, the route to weapons-grade material is not

Latest Zcash Ceremony Used Chernobyl Waste

Zcash's latest private Powers of Tau ceremony used nuclear waste in a small aircraft to generate random code, helping to ensure the network's privacy.
The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
This Artist's Designs Aim to Keep Future Humans Away from Nuclear Waste

This Artist's Designs Aim to Keep Future Humans Away from Nuclear Waste

On today's episode, we talk to Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend, and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America's atomic past.
Don't Panic, But Idaho State University Lost Some Weapons-Grade Plutonium

Don't Panic, But Idaho State University Lost Some Weapons-Grade Plutonium

Just in time for the weekend, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposed an $8,500 fine to Idaho State University for losing track of a single gram of weapons-grade plutonium missing since
Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and contaminate drinking waterHurricane Florence could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina,
Illinois and Nevada are fighting over where to store nuclear waste

Illinois and Nevada are fighting over where to store nuclear waste

President Trump’s Department of Energy has expressed interest in restarting research and development at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Did the Woolsey fire disturb a nuclear waste site? California says no, and a group of doctors say yes

Did the Woolsey fire disturb a nuclear waste site? California says no, and a group of doctors say yes

As the Woolsey fire tore through more than 90,000 acres of Southern California over the weekend, it scorched land at a closed-down lab where the…
Feds secretly ship plutonium to Nevada to meet South Carolina court order

Feds secretly ship plutonium to Nevada to meet South Carolina court order

The government shipped the material before Nevada requested an injunction.
Fukushima grapples with toxic soil that no one wants

Fukushima grapples with toxic soil that no one wants

Eight years after the disaster, not a single location will take the millions of cubic metres of radioactive soil that remainNot even the icy wind blowing in from the coast seems to bother the men in
MoD criticised over £500m cost of storing obsolete submarines

MoD criticised over £500m cost of storing obsolete submarines

Failure puts UK’s reputation as responsible nuclear power at risk, auditors sayStorage of obsolete nuclear submarines has cost the UK taxpayer £500m because of “dismal” failings in the government’s
After Nevada’s outrage over plutonium shipment, Energy Dept offers olive branch

After Nevada’s outrage over plutonium shipment, Energy Dept offers olive branch

The move out of Nevada will begin in 2021 and last until 2026.
RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979—is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019,
This Town Didn't Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

This Town Didn't Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

PIKETON, OHIO—David and Pam Mills have grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and okra on their secluded Appalachian property for about 18 years now. This will be the first year the retired couple
This Town Didn't Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

This Town Didn't Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

PIKETON, OHIO—David and Pam Mills have grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and okra on their secluded Appalachian property for about 18 years now. This will be the first year the retired couple