Posts Tagged ‘ radiation ’

Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

(AP) Federal regulators are launching a pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six nuclear power plants in the United States, including the Millstone Power Station and decommissioned Haddam Neck site in southeastern Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants – Times Union.

Powering Connecticut: Does Connecticut need another nuclear power plant?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

Do we need another nuclear plant in the state, or are the risks too great? Should we reduce our reliance on nuclear power? What other sources of energy should we invest in? Our guests include David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment”

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Surprise headline of the day: Conn. goat used to warn officials of nuclear radiation has died of cancer

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

A Connecticut goat that made headlines in 2006 after visiting the state Capitol on a mission to inform officials about nuclear radiation has died. Katie was diagnosed with inoperable cancer after living near the Millstone Nuclear Power station. Her death at her home in Redding on Sunday was announced in a news release. For more

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Millstone wants to keep more nuclear waste on-site

Jul 4th, 2012 | By

Millstone Power Station owner Dominion plans to expand its nuclear waste storage capacity more than sevenfold at the 520-acre site of its three nuclear power plants.

Court rules against 60 years of storage of radioactive waste

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

Connecticut has two operating nuclear plants, Millstone 2 and Millstone 3 in Waterford and two decommissioned nuclear plants, Millstone 1 in Waterford and Connecticut Yankee in Haddam. The spent fuel from those plants remains on site awaiting a permanent federal storage facility. For more on this story, visit: Court rules against 60 years of storage

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In Franklin County, Radioactive Material Found In Fish | VPR News

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The state Health Department says it’s found trace levels of radioactive material in fish taken from a northern Vermont lake. Last year, the department found similar levels in fish caught in the Connecticut River, near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. State officials say the fish are still safe to eat. The most recent discovery found

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. “Nuclear power’s risks hit too close to

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Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee | The Nation via

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant sits on a peaceful bend of the Connecticut River, where jays call and herons dive lazily over sun-dappled water. There’s something ominously familiar, however, about the tower of Vermont Yankee’s reactor, which has the same design as those that melted down last spring at Fukushima in Japan. And just

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Small amount of tritium found in Connecticut River

Dec 28th, 2011 | By

Vermont Yankee says a small amount of radioactive tritium was found in a Connecticut River water sample, but follow-up samples showed no signs of it and the finding poses no risk to public health or safety. For more on this story, visit: Small amount of tritium found in Connecticut River –

Connecticut newspaper agrees with ‘Energy Advisory Board’ that nuclear power is safe

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

In its most recent report to the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, a group chartered by the Connecticut legislature to advise state government and industry “in the application of science and engineering to the economic and social welfare,” suggests that state officials look seriously at expanding nuclear power plants in Connecticut. The Norwich Bulletin agrees.

The advisory board requested the academy examine advances in nuclear power technology last year as part of its overall review of the state’s energy policies.

Nuclear Disaster in the US: How Bechtel Is Botching the World’s Costliest Environmental Cleanup

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Razor wire surrounds Hanford’s makeshift borders while tattered signs warn of potential contamination and fines for those daring enough to trespass. This vast stretch of eastern Washington, covering more than 580 square miles of high desert plains, is rural Washington at its most serene. But it’s inaccessible for good reason: It is, by all accounts,

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Ten Thousand Fukushimas: Can We Stop the Next Catastrophe?

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

The horrible news from Japan continues to be ignored by the western corporate media. Fukushima’s radioactive fallout continues to spread throughout the archipelago, deep into the ocean and around the globe—including the US. It will ultimately impact millions, including many here in North America. The potentially thankful news is that Fukushima’s three melting cores may

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Panel urges speedy removal of CT nuclear waste

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s electric utilities and the state’s largest power generator cheered a federal panel’s report urging the U.S. Department of Energy to do what the state advocated for years — remove nuclear waste from Connecticut, rapidly. The federal Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future issued its draft report on July 29, addressing the problem of

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Strontium-90 detected in fish near Vermont Yankee | Burlington Free Press |

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By

A sample of fish taken in 2010 from the Connecticut River, nine miles upstream from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, yielded some eyebrow-raising results that came to light Tuesday. For the first time in 13 fish samples the state has had tested since January 2010, this one showed low levels of the powerful radionuclide strontium-90

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Many reasons to close Indian Point

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

This is in response to the Connecticut Post article on the Indian Point nuclear power plant, and the radioactive strontium that has invaded cows, goats, humans and our Fairfield County children. If strontium 90 exists only as a byproduct of nuclear fission, then how can these irresponsible nuclear plant owners deny its presence in our

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The nuclear-safety debate hits home

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

Recent, yet-to-be-released testing by such a group in Fairfield County and nearby New York areas has found low levels of two types of radioactive strontium in the milk of goats, cows and humans. The results, expected to be released within weeks, were termed “striking” by one expert who reviewed the data provided to Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Studies by another activist group have found strontium in the baby teeth of Fairfield County children.

Japan: Seeking higher ground, abandoning nuclear plans, ramping up plans for renewables | The Guardian

May 19th, 2011 | By

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered the temporary closure of Hamaoka – the nuclear plant that sits on an active faultline – while a new tsunami wall is built, and he has abandoned plans to build 14 reactors over the next 20 years, opting instead for a 20% increase in renewables.

Burton v. Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. decision online — Argued Dec. 6, 2010

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

The plaintiff, Nancy Burton, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing her complaint and denying her application for a temporary restraining order on the ground that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.

Some oppose tower proposal in Naugatuck

Dec 12th, 2010 | By

Regarding community opposition to a proposal by Clearwire to erect five towers to transmit their signals, The Waterbury Republican-American writes that “knee-jerk responses based on fear of mysterious radiation are unwarranted under any circumstances. When borough officials meet with members of the Maple Hill Parent-Teacher Organization Monday night, participants should leave their fears at home

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