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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Halts Nuclear Reactor Licensing Decisions in Response to NRDC Lawsuit

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Halts Nuclear Reactor Licensing Decisions in Response to NRDC Lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals ruled that, in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the NRC failed to address the impacts of the reality that the United States does not have a permanent storage facility for toxic radioactive nuclear waste. Read more »

Nuclear Fuel's Dirty Beginnings

Spurred by a surge of renewed interest in nuclear power, mining companies are looking for uranium in the American West, threatening its iconic landscapes and fragile ecosystems -- and posing an even graver threat to water supplies in arid western states. Read more »

Nuclear Safety Deferred: U.S. Reactors One Year after Fukushima

The catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was the largest nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Those of us in the United States are still left wondering: Has anything changed? What have we learned from the Japanese accident, and is the U.S. nuclear industry safer than it was a year ago? Should Americans be confident in our nuclear regulators? Read more »

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

NRDC's Response to Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

While the long-term and full extent of the damage from the Fukushima nuclear disaster remains unknown, it is already clear that clinging to the status quo offers inadequate insurance against the occurrence of such a catastrophic nuclear event in the U.S. Read more »

New Nuclear Power Plants Are Not a Solution for America's Energy Needs

New Nuclear Power Plants Are Not a Solution for America's Energy Needs

New nuclear power plants are unlikely to provide a significant fraction of future U.S. needs for low-carbon energy. Read more »

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