Georgia Power lawsuit says Plant Scherer coal ash is ‘poisoning’ locals

45 residents living near America's largest coal-fired plant claim Georgia Power contaminated their community's drinking water source.

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Radioactive waste may be dumped near Bears Ears

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe warns of groundwater contamination from Bears Ears area uranium mill—Utah seeks your comment.

Earthquake, pollution threats at nuke plant raise concerns

South Carolina regulators are pressing the federal government to look more carefully at an atomic fuel plant's potential threat to Lower Richland before giving the factory a new 40 year license to operate.


New Trump nuclear plan favors uranium mining bordering the Grand Canyon

The administration, seeking to restore America's “competitive nuclear advantage," wants to create a $150 million uranium reserve in the coming decade.


Moscow starts work on highway through nuclear waste site

Activists say it could send radioactive dust into the air and river. But the authorities are pushing on with the project.


Coal ash concerns continue in Juliette, Georgia

Residents of Juliette are keeping up the fight to make sure coal ash in their community is stored in lined pits that would prevent if from coming in contact with groundwater.


Drilling under Slickrock is dumb

First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?

Toxic 'black goo' base used by US had enriched uranium. More veterans report cancer

For the last six weeks, a private Facebook group set up to help veterans who served at a toxic base in Uzbekistan has been flooded with new members, many with hauntingly familiar stories: I served at K2. I have cancer.


A radioactive legacy haunts this Navajo village, which fears a fractured future

Residents of Red Water Pond Road wonder whether to stay or go as they await cleanup of uranium mines’ waste.

Trump has kneecapped another environmental safeguard. Could that spur expanded uranium mining in South Texas?

The president seeks to weaken NEPA, a 50-year-old federal law requiring regulators to weigh environmental risks before approving major projects.

Two million Americans don't have running water in their homes, according to DigDeep report

Native American households are 19 times as likely as white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.

Idaho, Energy Department sign deal on spent nuclear fuel

Idaho has granted a conditional waiver that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such shipments.


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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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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