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Fukushima Hangs by the Devil’s Thread | Counterpunch

Death Dancing With Atomic Energy by HARVEY WASSERMAN Our lives still hang by a Devil’s thread at Fukushima. The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima’s cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and all nuclear explosions including ...

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NRC freezes all U.S. nuclear reactor construction and operating licenses

Decision Follows 24 Groups’ June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision;   Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2012 – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) acted today to put a hold on at least 19 final reactor licensing decisions – nine construction & operating licenses (COLS), ...

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