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Attend Hearing on TVA’s Proposed Small Modular Reactors

TVA is pursuing an undeveloped, expensive, risky technology known as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) at their previously abandoned Clinch River Site, near Kingston, TN. See fly-in video here showing the location. In…

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Does "SMR" stand for "Squandering More Resources?"

What does the acronym "SMR" stand for? If you're talking about plans for TVA's Clinch River Site near Kingston, Tennessee there may be multiple answers. TVA and nuclear industry proponents would say…

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New nuclear reactor designs and concepts are expensive, challenging - New GAO report

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new technology assessment report yesterday, "Nuclear Reactors: Status and challenges in development and deployment of new commercial concepts." But the results of the study…

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So-called nuclear renaissance relapses, recovery seems unlikely

Despite much fanfare about the so-called nuclear "renaissance" over the past several years, not much has actually materialized. In fact, the last couple of weeks have proven particularly challenging to the renaissance…

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How is the Nuclear Industry Evading the Long Arm of the Sequester?

SACE's High Risk Energy Choices Director, Sara Barczak, contributed to this blog post. In April, I returned to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's annual DC Days event.…

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Building small modular reactors senseless

This article, written by Dr. Arjun Makhijani, was originally published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Dr. Makhijani is the President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Takoma Park, Md.…

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Latest Obama Cabinet Announcements Bring Mixed Reactions from Environmental Community

Like a gourmet chef stocking his pantry, President Obama is close to having a full second term Cabinet.  In his latest round of announcements, President Obama nominated a new Department of Interior…

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And The Award for Biggest Taxpayer Ripoff Goes To?

Jeannie McKinney, SACE Communications Coordinator, contributed to this post. Whether or not you joined in the hype surrounding the Oscars earlier this week, we've got one award show we promise you don't…