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  • Wilderness: The new anti-nuclear weapon

    The designation of a new wilderness area in Utah – the Cedar Mountain Wilderness -- may make it harder for nuclear power plant operators to ship radioactive waste to the Skull Valley Goshute Indian Reservation

  • In our rush to protect America, we secretly put Americans at risk

    The writer supports the claims of "downwinders" near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who are finally getting their day in court

  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • Requiem for Yucca Mountain

    The writer says without a miracle, it’s all over: Yucca Mountain in Nevada will never become a waste dump for nuclear waste from power plants and Cold War bomb production

  • Wildlife refuge may still be radioactive

    Scientists may have found a radioactive "hot spot" at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, soon to be home to a wildlife refuge

  • EPA pulls back on fish-killing rule change

    The Environmental Protection Agency withdraws a proposed rule change that would have allowed fatal amounts of selenium in fish.

  • Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe

    Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned

  • Defending the West Desert: Utah activist Jason Groenewold

    Jason Groenewold didn’t set out to be an environmental activist, but now he directs the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, which is fighting toxic waste disposal in the West Desert

  • At Yucca Mountain, deadlines take precedence over science

    The Bush administration is ignoring the warnings of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board created by Congress, and is racing ahead with its plans to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain

  • Blowing the whistle on Yucca Mountain in Nevada

    The writer tells why he quit a scientific panel that studied Yucca Mountain's suitability for storing nuclear waste

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