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  • Gregory Jaczko's resignation weakens federal nuclear regulation

    Gregory Jaczko's resignation weakens federal nuclear regulation

    The San Onofre nuclear power plant has problems that are perhaps endemic to the industry, and chairman Gregory Jaczko's May 2012 resignation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission means there's one less strong regulator keeping a sharp eye on industry.

  • The end of an era on the Colorado Plateau

    The closing down of the Mohave Generating Station and the Black Mesa Mine are both a victory for environmentalists and Indian water activists, and an economic catastrophe for the Hopi and Navajo nations

  • The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety

    The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety

    Ex-nuclear regulatory commission chief says no U.S. nuclear plants are safe, while California's San Onofre plant plans to restart

  • California's farmers ditch dirty diesel pumps

    California’s two largest utility companies are encouraging farmers to switch from polluting diesel irrigation pumps to electric ones

  • Retooling a Leviathan

    The nation’s nuclear infrastructure is aging, and in need of very expensive – and very complicated – retooling just to survive

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