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August 2012

In The Works: New Radiation Monitoring For US Ports

That low-flying helicopter crisscrossing the skies over the San Francisco Bay Area for the next three days is gathering data on background radiation levels, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The crew is collecting data on…

More than 10 years into the job, Bechtel National Inc. has been described as incompetent to complete the $12.2 billion nuclear waste treatment plant at Hanford, Wa., the nation's largest radioactive waste site, according to an internal Department of…

Whales Intervene In Nuclear Plant's Seismic Testing

Endangered humpback whales have converged on the Central Coast of California just as the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant prepares for seismic testing that has been accused of frightening, deafening, and killing sea life.
The nuclear plant was built…

When news broke last week that radioactive material had been found outside of the inner containment wall of a double-hulled tank at the nuclear waste cleanup site in Hanford, Wa, most reports characterized the contents of the tank as "radioactive…