The New Nuclear Craze

This op-ed by Mark Bittman, originally appeared here in the New York Times. There is a new discussion about nuclear energy, prompted by well-founded concerns about carbon emissions and fueled by a pro-nuclear documentary called “Pandora’s Promise.” Add a statement by James E. Hansen — who famously sounded the alarm on climate change — and, [...]

Just Another Two Billion Dollars Between Friends

Under the leadership duo of Bill Sansom’s tenure as the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Board Chairman and Tom Kilgore’s years as CEO, we have witnessed some of the largest financial mistakes ever made in the history of the agency. The Kingston Coal Ash Disaster in 2008 will end up costing TVA more than $1 billion in clean-up and [...]

Japan Nuclear Disaster Update March 22

As the death toll and list of missing from the earthquake and tsunami increases to nearly 22,000 people, Japanese emergency workers continued their struggle to bring the multi-faceted nuclear crises at the Fukushima Daiichi complex under control over the weekend and into this week. Tracking the situation continues to be very difficult. While it appears [...]

Japan Nuclear Disaster March 18 Update

A week has now passed and the Japanese people are still struggling under harsh conditions with very little improvement. We continue to wish them strength and hope. Despite continued lack of clarity from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) as to the severity of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, most reports tend to [...]

SACE Response to U.S. Senator Alexander Remarks About Japanese Nuclear Crisis

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the people of Japan as they struggle in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The escalating crisis at the failing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors is exacerbating what is already a tragedy of epic proportions. Adding to this distress are the irresponsible comments made [...]

Japan Situation Deteriorates March 16-17 Update

As more are reported dead and the Japanese people endure difficult weather conditions, lack of water and food and the emotional turmoil of the unfolding aftermath, the nuclear disaster becomes even more dire. Events continued to escalate as the essential, remaining workers at the failing Fukushima nuclear reactors were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday morning [...]