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.

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.

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.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine calls for nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in wake of bribery scandal

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reversed course and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state's $60 million bribery scandal.

Pennsylvania DEP: No decisions yet on how to decommission damaged Unit 2 at Three Mile Island plant

DEP told the Citizens Advisory Council decisions about the process for decommissioning the damaged Unit 2 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Dauphin County are still being considered by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Senate’s defense authorization act would give Pentagon control over Energy Department’s nuclear budget

The Senate version of the defense authorization act, due for a vote this week, would give the Pentagon authority over a huge part of the Energy Department's budget.


A new superpower competition between Beijing and Washington: China's nuclear buildup

The Trump administration is portraying the small but increasingly potent Chinese arsenal — still only one-fifth the size of the United States’ or Russia’s — as the big new threat.

UN agency: source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it's still unclear what the cause was.


Radioactivity is blowing in the Arctic air

A cloud with tiny levels of radioactivity, believed to originate from western Russia, has been detected over Scandinavia and European Arctic.


Eula Bingham, champion of worker safety, dies at 90

As head of OSHA under President Carter, she dispensed with “nit-picking” regulations and went after serious health and safety violations.

Environmental groups sue EPA over new water rule

The groups contend the new navigable waters rule would gut regulation of polluted streams and storm runoff flowing into major waterways such as the Rio Grande.

PA: Westmoreland County landfill seeks to evaporate contaminated runoff

Proposed evaporation facility would emit hazardous wastes and other pollutants and could concentrate radiation in residue.


How dangerous is low-level radiation to children?

A rethink on the risks of low-level radiation would imperil the nuclear industry's future − perhaps why there's never been one.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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