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New Mexico’s nuclear rush

A massive nuclear waste storage site proposed near Carlsbad is seemingly on a fast track. Can the company behind it be trusted?
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‘This is going to be quite a show’: Biden’s arms control team eyes nuclear policy overhaul

But in seeking new treaties or cutting the U.S. arsenal, they may be in for a rude awakening, veterans warn.
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Irradiated, cheated and now infected: America's Marshall Islanders confront a COVID-19 disaster

The United States used their homeland for nuclear test-bombing, then denied them Medicaid. Now, their way of life in the U.S. heartland has left them prime prey for the pandemic.
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'Havana syndrome' likely caused by directed microwaves

Mystery illness suffered by us diplomats in Cuba was most likely caused by directed microwave radiation, a US government report has found.

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Feds speed sale of Three Mile Island unit amid state concern about decommissioning

Federal regulators plan to approve the sale of Three Mile Island's Unit 2, the nuclear reactor that partially melted down in 1979, despite concern by state officials over the new owner's ability to pay for decommissioning.

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Anti-nuclear pacifists get federal prison terms for non-violent protest

The most dedicated peace activists you’ve never heard of are headed to federal prison amid a deadly pandemic.
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Disaster preparedness was once an American pastime. Is it back?

Prepping was seen as a fringe hobby for survivalists and reality TV. Then came the pandemic.
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Toxics

Treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons passes important threshold

Fifty countries have now ratified the treaty, so it will become international law. The United States and the eight other nuclear-armed powers reject it but have failed to stop its advance.
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Japanese government is ordered to pay damages over Fukushima disaster

The Sendai High Court said the state and the plant’s operator must pay $9.5 million to survivors of the 2011 nuclear accident. They have until mid-October to appeal to the country’s Supreme Court.
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Compact nuclear fusion reactor is 'very likely to work,' studies suggest

A series of research papers renews hope that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achievable.
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Forest fires are setting Chernobyl’s radiation free

Trees now cover most of the exclusion zone, and climate change is making them more likely to burn.
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In a nuclear arms race, the world can still be destroyed in a flash

It seems that the United States is plunging into a new arms race without learning the lessons of the last.
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Justice

After Hiroshima's carnage, Setsuko Thurlow devoted her life to peace

Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima 75 years ago, has used the power of her personal story to try to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
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Justice

Current $61M bribery allegation opens old wounds for FirstEnergy

The $61 million alleged bribery scheme wrapped around FirstEnergy Corp. has opened old wounds for the Ohio utility giant, and convinced FirstEnergy's harshest critics that the corporation never learned its lesson.

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LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

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