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  • Nuclear crossroads

    Even as the federal government pushes for more nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons, cleanup lags far behind on the West’s most contaminated nuclear sites.

  • INNOVATE, Part III

    INNOVATE, Part III

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.

  • 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

  • A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    The uranium mill proposed for western Colorado will have harmful effects on the health and environment of the entire region.

  • The revolution will not be televised

    It’s a good thing leadership is emerging in the West on energy issues, because President Bush’s energy plan is a step in the wrong direction

  • Congress touts 'green energy,' but bill is black and blue

    The House of Representatives passes an energy bill with even more industrial pork than the Bush administration requested.

  • Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Uranium mining hasn't caused any massive cave-ins or oil spills, but it has resulted in a huge death toll all the same.

  • HCN's secret past

    High Country News reveals its odd historical connection with the West’s uranium obsession of the 1950s

  • Waste disposal the industry's Achilles' heel

    The French have dealt with their radioactive waste for decades by reprocessing it, but the process is more problematic than it sounds, particularly in an age of terrorism

  • Nuclear power is back with a bang

    Jane Goetze says that before the U.S. embraces nuclear power again, we should finish cleaning up the last round of mistakes, remembering how many uranium miners have already died.

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