nuclear power plants

Report: Jellyfish Swarms Invade Ecosystems Out of Balance

Report: Jellyfish Swarms Invade Ecosystems Out of Balance

ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – Jellyfish blooms are ruining some of the world’s most beautiful vacation spots, according to a new online report by the National Science Foundation on massive jellyfish swarms in U.S. waters and around the world. At least 150 million people around the world are exposed to jellyfish every year,…

Highest U.S. Court Ponders Power Plants and Fish Protection

Highest U.S. Court Ponders Power Plants and Fish Protection

WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court is wrestling with the difficulty of valuing fish and aquatic organisms with little or no commercial worth, hearing arguments in a legal dispute over what steps older power plants should take to limit water use and minimize environmental harm. In oral arguements Tuesday, the…

Debate Highlights II

Debate Highlights II

Everyone knew it was coming. McCain’s eyelids had been telegraphing it like Morse since the final degate began. The Ayers/Acorn one-two, Rev. Wright and Tony Rezko implicitly implied, the money shot for the McCain/Palin rally monkeys. Obama had been sticking his jaw out, waiting for it, and when McCain landed the punch Obama reacted as…

Obama and McCain Clash Over Energy, Nuclear, Climate

Obama and McCain Clash Over Energy, Nuclear, Climate

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy and environment issues formed a substantial part of last night’s presidential debate between Democratic hopeful Senator Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. The second of three debates was an informal style Town Hall event held at Belmont University in Nashville, with veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw as…

Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – At Oak Harbor, Ohio, 21 miles southeast of the city of Toledo, lies the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, where a hole the size of a football was discovered in the head of the nuclear reactor vessel in March 2002. Today, a federal jury in Toledo convicted a former…

America's 10 Most Endangered Rivers 2008

America's 10 Most Endangered Rivers 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Diminished by drought, impounded by 11 hydroelectric dams, and the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court water battle between the states of North and South Carolina, the Catawba-Wateree River today was named the most endangered river in the United States. The Catawba River begins its 300 mile run…

Bush: America Must 'Get Off Oil'

Bush: America Must 'Get Off Oil'

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – “This conference will seem unbelievably outdated within a decade,” President George W. Bush today told participants at WIREC 2008, the third global ministerial-level conference on renewable energy, taking place at the Washington Convention Center. “People will marvel about how far technology has helped change our habits and change…

Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – The renewable energy industry is rising from obscurity into the mainstream of the energy sector, the latest global assessment reveals, although public perception of the industry has not kept pace with the reality. The renewable energy sector now accounts for 2.4 million jobs globally, and has doubled electric…

Green Freedom Fuel Technology Sucks CO2 From Air

Green Freedom Fuel Technology Sucks CO2 From Air

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 23, 2008 (ENS) – Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a low-risk, transformational concept, called Green Freedom™, for large-scale production of carbon neutral, sulfur free fuels and organic chemicals from air and water. Currently, the principal market for the Green Freedom production concept is fuel for vehicles…

Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

RED WING, Minnesota, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Ron Johnson is tribal council president of the Prairie Island Indian Community, a tribe that lives just 600 yards from 24 large containment units of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. Johnson and his tribe are some of the 169 million Americans living within 75 miles of temporary…

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2008 (ENS) – Nine citizens’ groups today petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, to suspend all license renewals for the country’s aging nuclear power plants in view of a federal audit showing that NRC staff often did not verify the authenticity of technical safety information submitted by nuclear power plant operators.…

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Yucca Mountain Conflict of Interest Probe

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Yucca Mountain Conflict of Interest Probe

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – A law firm that has represented the nuclear industry in cases concerning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, now has been hired by the U.S. Energy Department to fight in favor of the proposed facility. This is a conflict of interest, says the Nevada congressional delegation,…

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

As concerns about climate change mount, the pressure on the oil industry continues to build and the coal industry struggles to clean up its emissions, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says “it’s essential that the United States license new nuclear plants”. Much demonized, nuclear power has the singular advantage of containing all of its emissions in…