nuclear industry

Watchdogs dig up troubling questions about federal loan guarantees for Southern Co. nuclear reactors   |   January 31, 2013
Three years ago, the Obama administration offered the biggest federal loan guarantee deal it's promised to date for an energy project, committing over $8.3 billion in taxpayer...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fighting nuclear power's money grab   |   May 31, 2012
Date on which the Southern Co. filed a notice with federal securities regulators reporting that its project to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga. was...

 

A year after Fukushima, the South remains at unnecessary risk of nuclear disaster   |   March 12, 2012
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami crippled a coastal nuclear power plant, leading to meltdowns in three...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Nuclear rebirth dead in Florida?   |   February 2, 2012
Amount Progress Energy has spent so far on planning the construction of two nuclear reactors at an undeveloped site in Levy County, Fla.: $1.1 billion Of that total, amount paid...

 

Will the South be forced to pay for the lessons of Fukushima?   |   November 17, 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to approve the design of a new type of nuclear reactor planned for sites across the South without first incorporating the...

 

Utilities spark protests by sticking ratepayers with the bill for risky energy projects   |   August 4, 2011
Consumer advocates are blasting the Georgia Public Service Commission's unanimous vote this week requiring ratepayers to bear the burden of cost overruns during construction...

 

POWER POLITICS: Feds downgrade depleted uranium's safety risk   |   March 26, 2009
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted last week to classify depleted uranium from nuclear fuel enrichment plants as a Class A low-level radioactive waste -- the least dangerous...

 

The nukes are coming   |   May 5, 2006
Howard Troxler, columnist for the St. Petersburg Times, sounds the alarm over a stealth "energy bill" advancing in Florida: Did you know that a bill about to pass the...

 

Mint Juleps, Wisteria and Queers (1988)   |   September 1, 1988
Excerpt from Mint Juleps, Wisteria and Queers: Family legend had it that great-aunt Ethel and a friend of hers, a social worker, had adopted a girl who died of scarlet fever a few...

 

Tower of Babel (1979)   |   December 1, 1979
Excerpt from "Cracks in The Tower: Mississippians organize against nuclear power": Although anti-nuclear activists have been attempting to organize in Mississippi since the early...