Reflecting on the Ukraine crisis, in a July 20, 2014 CNN interview Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein agreed that U.S.-Russian relations are at Cold War levels. Reacting to Senator Feinstein's viewpoint, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul stated...continued→
Matthew McKinzie, Director, Nuclear Program and Senior Scientist, Lands and Wildlife Program, Washington, D.C.
Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is releasing radioactively contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government has placed restrictions on fishing in waters near the reactors. Are radioactive substances from Fukushima being found in fish caught and sold...continued→
Posted June 7, 2013 by Matthew McKinzie
Today the California utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) made the decision to permanently retire the two nuclear reactors at its San Onofre Generating Station, or SONGS, located on the Pacific coast mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego. SCE’s...continued→
On September 11, 2012, the homepage of the English version of China's People’s Daily Online featured a link to an article titled “China must enhance strategic nuclear forces." Although the English translation is rough in places, the piece contains a...continued→
The nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Dai’ichi nuclear plant in Japan, which began nearly one year ago, on March 11, 2011, has had a major impact on how Americans view the risks of nuclear power. The explosion and fire at the...continued→
"Static, Not Stable" - What Could Happen in the Second Month of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident in Japan?
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko used these words – “static, not stable”– to describe the current situation at Fukushima Daiichi in a Senate hearing this past Tuesday. I was in the hearing room of the Committee on Environment...continued→
Over the last twenty days, the status of the nuclear accident on Japan’s Pacific Coast has changed dramatically. During the first week – in the direct aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami – explosions and fires damaged four of the...continued→
Why NRDC has Challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Waste Confidence Rule Last week my colleague and NRDC Senior Attorney Geoffrey Fettus filed a legal challenge to two final rulemakings by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: the “Waste Confidence Decision Update” and...continued→
Nuclear weapons are hard to talk about. I’ll readily admit that, even as someone who works professionally on these matters. We have to cope daily with news about joblessness and the fragile economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism and...continued→
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