"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." - Thoreau

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NRC Waste Confidence Hearing PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy
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NUCLEAR ALERT!
STOP “WASTE CONFIDENCE”

If you want do one thing to oppose nuclear power

this year, this is it!

Attend this meeting and speak out!

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has “confidence” that the high-level radioactive nuclear waste problem will be solved sometime in the future. So the “regulator” declared that it could continue to give 20-year license extensions to aging, brittle, accident- prone nuclear reactors without an objective, scientific study of safety, storage, and disposal of thousands of tons of radioactive waste.  

Read more: NRC Waste Confidence Hearing
 
Tritium Levels Spike PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Tritium levels spike at stricken Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO | Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:17am EDT

(Reuters) - The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said levels of tritium - considered one of the least harmful radioactive elements - spiked more than 15 times in groundwater near a leaked tank at the facility over three days this week.

Read more: Tritium Levels Spike
 
US F&WS Proposal PDF Print E-mail
Wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for the Northern Long-eared Bat; Listing Not Warranted for Eastern Small-footed Bat

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(image courtesy of http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/mammals/northern_long-eared_bat/index.html)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.  The Service also determined that the eastern small-footed bat does not warrant listing.

The northern long-eared bat is found across much of the eastern and north central United States, and all Canadian provinces from the Atlantic Ocean west to the southern Yukon Territory and eastern British Columbia.

Read more: US F&WS Proposal
 
Clean up plan to get a start PDF Print E-mail
Water Quality

EPA agrees on pollution fine, cleanup for Columbia sewage system

Published: September 10, 2013 Updated 13 hours ago

By SAMMY FRETWELL — This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COLUMBIA, SC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a plan that will force Columbia to upgrade its leaky, spill-prone sewage system during the next 10 to 12 years.

Read more: Clean up plan to get a start
 
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