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We Should Embrace Nuclear Energy

August 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Nancy Thorner ~ Nuclear energy is the largest so called clean energy source in the United States. It generates more than 56 percent of America’s emission-free electricity. That is nearly three times more than hydropower, 3.5 times the amount generated by wind, and 18.5 times the amount solar energy provides. It […]

Now Is Congress’ Prime Opportunity To Act On Nuclear Waste

March 8, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Congress has pushed through a series of five stopgap measures to fund the government, and is now in final negotiations for a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill to cover the rest of the fiscal year. For an hour on Monday night, a group of congressmen from both parties and from all across […]

What The Candidates Need To Know About Yucca Mountain

October 19, 2016 by

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By Katie Tubb and  Jack Spencer ~ The final presidential debates take place Wednesday in Las Vegas. Given the location, a controversial issue sure to come up is that of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The repository is designed to hold spent nuclear materials from national security activities and commercial nuclear power reactors. […]

The Difference Between A Conservative And A Labor Party Anti Nuclear Hysteric? 17 Years

February 16, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Why has it taken the Australian Labor Party 17 years to even consider a plan first forward by Pangea and howled down then by anti-nuclear hysterics? Why did the Labor Party surrender billions of dollars and thousands of jobs over so many years, when its duty was to confront the fake […]

Nuclear Industry, Not Government, Should Handle Nuclear Waste Issue

August 17, 2015 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ By law, the Department of Energy is supposed to collect spent nuclear fuel and deposit it at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. Nuclear power customers in 33 states have paid billions of dollars into a federal fund to finance this service. Yet the DOE has never collected a single ounce of spent fuel. […]

The $15 Billion Failure To Store Nuclear Waste

April 3, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “The American people have spent 30 years and $15 billion to determine whether Yucca Mountain would be a safe repository for our nation’s civilian and defense-related nuclear waste.” That’s a quote of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) reported in the April issue of The Heartland Institute’s Environment & Climate News. Compare that […]

NRC Final Rule: Nothing More Than A Patch For A Broken System

August 30, 2014 by

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By Jack Spencer and Katie Tubb ~ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted to finalize its “continued storage” rule, establishing a general recognition that onsite storage of spent nuclear fuel is safe for the short, long, and indefinite terms. In the short term, the NRC’s decision recognizes that spent fuel at reactors can be safely […]