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Sludge

By at September 29, 2011 | 10:07 am | 101 Comments

Sludge

I should have known something was wrong when I heard the cheerful voice of the operator who sounded something like the ProgressiveAuto Insurance woman on hallucinogenics.  It was a voice reflecting a level of happiness I didn’t usually associate with public employees in my home state of Mississippi.  Maybe Pennsylvania would be different, after all. […]

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Low-level rad waste: Nuclear’s other disposal challenge

By at September 28, 2011 | 10:25 am | 98 Comments

Low-level rad waste: Nuclear’s other disposal challenge

When the Limerick nuclear power station near Philadelphia ran out of space to store some of its radioactive waste earlier this year, owner Exelon Nuclear asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to send it down the Pennsylvania Turnpike to its sister plant, Peach Bottom, in York County. The NRC said, “yes.” This was […]

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