Tag Archives: Nuclear Waste

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Spring City, Tennessee — On March 23, 2017, after less than six months of operation, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar 2 nuclear power unit (Watts Bar 2) was shut down. Failing components in the condenser caused America’s first 21st Century nuclear…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Park City, Utah — Is nuclear power the answer to global warming? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. doesn’t think so. In this interview with EnviroNews editor-in-chief Emerson Urry, the well-known environmental activist explains his position on the contentious issue. “I’m all for nuke if…

(EnviroNews Washington) — Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington — At about 8:30 a.m. on May 9, 2017, an emergency alert was activated at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (Hanford) in southeastern Washington after a tunnel containing nuclear waste collapsed. Workers were evacuated after the tunnel, which holds railcars full of…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — EDITORIAL: A repeated theme in the legendary and utterly hilarious cult classic film The Big Lebowski features the character of a belligerent Vietnam veteran, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), yelling at his bowling mate and buddy Theodore Donald Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi), “Shut the fuck…

(EnviroNews Nevada) — Washington D.C. — On April 26, 2017, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing to examine a “discussion draft” called, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (the 2017 Act). This measure…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — President Trump’s preliminary 2018 budget proposal was released in March and along with many cuts to environmental programs, it includes $120 million to restart licensing operations for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository (Yucca Mountain). This currently unused underground facility…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Editor’s Note: The following news piece represents the forth in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen. The EnviroNews USA special encompasses a wide span of topics, ranging from Manhattan-era madness to…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — In this interview, famed celebrity actress and activist Daryl Hannah was interviewed alongside renowned Native American activist, former Green Party vice presidential candidate and economist Winona LaDuke by EnviroNews USA Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry. The dynamic duo attended the Cowboy and Indian Alliance “Reject…

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Top 10 California Disasters

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Top 10 California Disasters  While CNN calls Three Mile Island the worst nuclear disaster on American soil, the news agency completely overlooks the Santa Susana Field Laboratory meltdown in 1959 — a meltdown that occurred without a containment…

(EnviroNews California) – Los Angeles – While speaking with Erin Brockovich, the topic of the worst environmental disasters in California history came up. The following list of the top 10 man-made environmental disasters that California has experienced contains some disturbing information about what the government and corporations have…

(EnviroNews Utah) – With five oil refineries, the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, a nuclear waste dump, two medical incinerators, chemical and pharmaceutical plants, dusty cement mines, countless oil and gas wells and waste disposal operations, a proposed nuclear power facility, America’s first approved tar sands mine and…

(EnviroNews Utah) – At the Rally to Restore Sanity to Government held at the Utah State Capitol, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah spoke loudly to expose corruption in Utah politics. The crowd was often heated as he delivered an expose’ of lies and deciet surrounding ultra…

(EnviroNews Utah) – At the Rally to Restore Sanity to Government, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah denounced the Herbert Administration’s new policy on nuclear waste before a crowd of outraged protestors. The decision has taken much heat from citizens and activists alike as it overturns Utah’s…