Building nuclear weapons requires materials and labor, not just from scientists, but also from the men and women living in communities nearby. After the Cold War, many of the United State’s most crucial nuclear weapons production sites ‘closed’ and were forgotten, but not by workers and local communities, who were left to deal with the devastating, toxic legacy of these sites. This is obvious at Hanford Waste Management Site, Washington. It is sometimes referred to as “the most toxic place in America,” yet most people will never have heard of it. While the workers and activists of Hanford speak out, their stories are dismissed because they demonstrate the real cost of nuclear weapons.
ICAN 26th July 2019 read more »
A potential storage site has emerged to store spent fuel rods from U.S. power plants. Holtec International, a corporation that specializes in managing spent nuclear fuel, has purchased 1,000 acres of desert in southeastern New Mexico for a “consolidated interim storage facility,” with plans to house 120,000 metric tons of nuclear waste over 40 years, at least initially.
National Geographic 30th July 2019 read more »
US invests $14m in nuclear fusion energy research.
Energy Live News 1st Aug 2019 read more »