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6 underground Hanford nuclear tanks leaking
Associated Press - Fri Feb 22, 2013
YAKIMA, Washington - Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday. More »

The A-Bomb off our coast
Associated Press - Thu Feb 14, 2013
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - On a winter night nearly 55 years ago, the pilot of a B-47 bomber carrying a nuclear bomb collided with a F-86 fighter jet at 36,000 feet during a training exercise. More »

Photo: Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US
Associated Press - Tue May 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away - the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. More »

Photo: Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement Monday. More »

Photo: My father was an "atomic vet" My father was an "atomic vet"
Val Willingham - CNN Medical Producer - Fri Nov 18, 2011
Three weeks ago, my father, Alexander Wadas, died from stage 4 lung cancer. More »

Japan equates nuclear crisis severity to Chernobyl
Associated Press - Mon Apr 11, 2011
TOKYO - Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale - the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster - even as it insisted Tuesday that radiation leaks are declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. More »

Vermont Nuclear Plant Lies to Regulators about Radioactive Water
WPTZ-TV - Thu Jan 14, 2010
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Political leaders of every stripe sharply criticized executives at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Friday over new revelations they have repeatedly misled regulators about key systems at the site. More »

Federal Waste Dump Sells Tons of Excavated Salt
Associated Press - Thu Dec 24, 2009
Hundreds of tons of salt excavated from the Department of Energy's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico are destined for cattle feed in Texas. More »

Photo: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected
Wired - Thu Dec 17, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO - Chernobyl, the worst nuclear accident in history, created an inadvertent laboratory to study the impacts of radiation - and more than twenty years later, the site still holds surprises. More »

Gov't stands by as mercury taints water
Associated Press - Thu Sep 17, 2009
NEW IDRIA, California - Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. More »

Navy says sub leaked radiation since 2006
CNN - Wed Aug 6, 2008
A US Navy submarine leaked trace amounts of radioactive water for two years as it made port calls in Japan and other Asian nations, the Navy said Thursday. More »

Plutonium leaks at Austrian plant
BBC - Sun Aug 3, 2008
There has been a plutonium leak at a site run by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria. More »

Bad Training Caused Mishandling Of Plutonium Spill
KMGH-TV - Sat Jul 12, 2008
DENVER - An internal investigation found that sloppy safety procedures and poor training and response contributed to the mishandling of a plutonium spill at the federal National Institute of Standards and Technology lab last month. More »

Boeing, Dow Chemical fined 926 million over nuclear pollution
AFP - Mon Jun 2, 2008
A Denver, Colorado court has fined Dow Chemical Company and Boeing Company a combined 926 million dollars for property damages caused by plutonium contamination from a nuclear weapons plant. More »

Utah nuclear waste company ramps up campaign contributions
Associated Press - Tue Apr 15, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A Utah disposal company seeking federal permission to import more than 20,000 tons of nuclear waste from Italy has raised its campaign contributions to lawmakers by hundreds of thousands of dollars. More »

Tennessee Nuclear Leak Hidden from the Public
Associated Press - Mon Aug 20, 2007
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A three-year veil of secrecy in the name of national security was used to keep the public in the dark about the handling of highly enriched uranium at a nuclear fuel processing plant - including a leak that could have caused a deadly, uncontrolled nuclear reaction. More »

US 'cannot allow' nuclear N Korea
BBC - Wed Oct 4, 2006
The US will not accept a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons, a top US envoy has said, after Pyongyang announced plans for a nuclear test. More »

Radioactive Leak Taints Water in Chicago
UPI - Tue Jan 24, 2006
CHICAGO - Radioactive tritium seeping into groundwater near a Chicago-area nuclear power plant has prompted the Exelon Corp to offer compensation to property owners. More »

Radiation alert at Chechen plant
BBC - Fri Dec 16, 2005
Prosecutors in Chechnya have opened a criminal investigation after finding "catastrophic" levels of radioactivity at a chemical factory in the republic. More »

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