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River dredging near Chernobyl risks radioactive water contamination

Eight million people in Ukraine are in danger of drinking contaminated water due to the construction of an inland shipping route.

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Pennsylvania: Westmoreland landfill neighbors frustrated

  1. Municipal officials and residents who live near the Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill in Rostraver on Thursday voiced frustration and anger over its continuing operation and what they say is a lack of adequate state regulation.
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Study: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Researchers found elevated levels of radioactivity on air particles measured downwind of fracking sites around the country. They say health effects are possible, though not imminent.
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Airborne radioactivity increases downwind of fracking, study finds

Particles released by drilling could damage the health of nearby residents, say scientists.

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Radioactive Cesium measured up north could origin from Chernobyl forest fires

Scattering models indicate that radionuclides could have reached Finnmark in northernmost Norway in recent days.

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Chernobyl: Radioactive forest near nuclear plant catches fire

A fire has broken out in a Ukrainian forest within the thousand-square-mile exclusion zone of the abandoned nuclear power plant at Chernobyl.

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1982 American Petroleum Institute report warned oil workers faced 'significant' risks from radioactivity

Back in April last year, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary" to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells.

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Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

Wastewater from drilling and fracking contains hundreds of toxic chemicals, many of which are poorly understood.
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U.S. Navy dinged for higher radioactivity allowances at Hunters Point

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently admonished the U.S. Navy, responsible for removing radioactive and industrial contamination from the former military shipyard at Hunters Point, saying that current cleanup standards could pose serious long-term health risks, including an increased chance of cancer for current and former residents.

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Barges from Nenoksa accident end up at Kola radioactive scrap site

Unclear if the barges hold the damaged small-size reactor or isotope source.
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US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies

Officials say federal research shows that about a quarter of Navajo women who participated in a study of uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems
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Calm before the storm

How the American nuclear industry downplays the threat of climate-induced flooding.

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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo

As the governor of West Virginia and other mine owners warehouse their operations and avoid cleanup, the Trump administration stifles attempts to write rules that could restrict the practice.
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Video: In 'Sam and the Plant Next Door,' a child reckons with climate change and nuclear power

Sam faces a dilemma as he comes of age in the shadow of Britain's largest power plant.
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Sick and dying workers demand help after cleaning coal ash

A backlash is growing against the Tennessee Valley Authority over the nation's worst coal ash spill a decade ago, as cleanup workers say they have contracted cancers and lung diseases.

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