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Opinion: Radioactive risks and worker safety in the oil and gas industry

Opinion: Radioactive risks and worker safety in the oil and gas industry

Justin Nobel's new book reveals the extensive radioactive contamination in the U.S. oil and gas industry and its impact on workers.

Justin Nobel writes for DeSmog.

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New dashboard reveals uranium mine risks in New Mexico

A new online dashboard launched by New Mexico helps locals and officials understand the dangers of closed uranium mines and mills, highlighting ongoing health and environmental risks.

Noel Lyn Smith reports for Inside Climate News.

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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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$59 million, gone: How Bikini Atoll leaders blew through U.S. trust fund

The Trump administration lifted spending limits on the fund, which aids descendants of people forced to leave the coral reef because of U.S. nuclear testing.
White Mesa uranium mill protests

Ute Mountain Ute peace walk draws attention to uranium mill’s environmental and health impacts

The White Mesa mill isn’t just the only functioning uranium mill in the country. It is also a disposal site for radioactive waste from around the world.
‘Atoms and Ashes,’ a frightening tour of six nuclear accidents

‘Atoms and Ashes,’ a frightening tour of six nuclear accidents

Serhii Plokhy writes about Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and other disasters, and about the common impulse among governments “to hide information and, later, to spin or distort it.”
Once rocked by nuclear disaster, Fukushima is now a renewables hub

Once rocked by nuclear disaster, Fukushima is now a renewables hub

More than a decade after a major nuclear power plant disaster, Fukushima, Japan is seeing extensive renewable energy development on abandoned lands, as satellite imagery from NASA shows.

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