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Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Massive quantities of heavily contaminated water are pouring into the Pacific Ocean, dousing workers along the way. Huge, flimsy tanks are leaking untold tons of highly radioactive fluids.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As an indigenous activist, Peltier has been deemed a political prisoner by Amnesty International and numerous other human rights organizations.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This victory at San Onofre is a falling domino. Had the public not fought back, those reactors would have been “fixed” at public expense.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Southern California Edison is fighting off installing wind or solar generators, hoping to keep the public paying for its failures at San Onofre.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The decades have taught us that money spent on any form of atomic energy means vital resources stripped from renewable technologies we need to survive.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

But will the demise of the industry come before there is another big disaster?

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Two stricken California reactors may soon redefine a global movement aimed at eradicating nuclear power.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An 8.9 Richter-scale earthquake could have ripped apart at least four coastal reactors and sent a lethal cloud of radiation across the entire United States.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

2010 again left the "nuclear renaissance" in the Dark Age that defines the technology. But an Armageddon-style battle looms when Congress returns next year.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Vermont's new governor pledged to shut its leaking nuclear site. And the town closest to that reactor has voted to take it by eminent domain if necessary.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Any law that allows the easy incarceration of any citizen any time those in power want to do it is the ultimate enemy of democracy.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Prop 19 will open up California to hemp, a multi-billion-dollar crop that has been a staple of human agriculture for thousands of years.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Not surprisingly, the 'nuclear renaissance' seems to have suffered a set back -- one of its shining stars has dropped dead and 'new generation' plants may go with it.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Nuclear energy is a Dark Age technology, defined by unsustainable costs, inefficiencies, eco-destruction, radiation releases and much more.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We just ignited a disaster beyond our technical control. Why are we on the brink of doing it again?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The global grassroots green movement must work to transform the pending climate bill into something that can actually save the planet.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The nuclear industry wants us all to pay hundreds of billions for the joy of living downwind from still more 3 Mile Islands for which they intend to assume no liability.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Over 10 years, the industry has spent $1 million per every U.S. Senator and Representative, plus another $100 million for the White House, courts and media.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama has announced some $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for two new reactors planned for Georgia, which are unable to withstand natural cataclysms like hurricanes.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

At least 27 of America's 104 aging atomic reactors are known to be leaking radioactive tritium, which is linked to cancer if inhaled or ingested through the throat or skin.