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  • NBC removed all references to the transportation of nuclear waste from the television movie, "Atomic Train" which aired last night and continues tonight. Although the network cited inaccuracies in the depiction of how nuclear waste is handled to account for the changes, Senator Richard Bryant of Nevada accused NBC of caving in to pressure from lobbyists for the nuclear power companies. Bryant, a Democrat, pointed to the fact that...
    May 17, 1999 | Story
  • Through cheers, jeers and an attempted blockade, a big rig loaded with radioactive nuclear waste made a historic journey this morning to the nation’s first nuclear waste dump. The truck left Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico and traveled 270 miles south to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, known as the WIPP, in a seven and a half hour trip that followed 25 long years of protests and lawsuits. An appellate court in...
    March 26, 1999 | Story
  • Until recently, computers were not programmed to operate with four-digit date codes, and when the year 2000 arrives, many machines may think that we have gone back to the year 1900. The implications of "Y2K" are as complex as they are uncertain. One industry that may be seriously affected is nuclear powered reactors.
    January 12, 1999 | Story
  • To cap off our show on this 53rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, we turn to a group that may not first come to mind when talking about the nuclear age — Native Americans.
    August 06, 1998 | Story
  • In the next five years, the federal government plans to begin the first of 30,000 nuclear waste shipments across 22 states to the Waste Isolation Plant in New Mexico. Congress also plans to decide whether to make thousands of shipments of irradiated or spent fuel from commercial nuclear power plants across 43 states and dozens of Indian reservations to Yucca mountain in Nevada.
    May 29, 1998 | Story
  • China President Jiang Zemin heads to the White House today to meet with President Clinton and attend a state dinner later tonight. Near the top of the agenda at today’s summit will be a nuclear co-operation deal that would end a 12-year-old ban on US nuclear technology sales to Beijing.
    October 29, 1997 | Story
  • Nuclear power continues to be a major point of controversy all across the UnitedStates. From the deserts of southern California, to the banks of the Rio Grande in West Texas, Democracy Now! has heard from many activists and community groups about the effect of the nuclear industry and nuclear wasteon their lives.
    October 14, 1997 | Story
  • WHILE THE MAYAN INDIANS FIGHT TO PRESERVE THEIR LAND AND WAY OF LIFE, ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN THE UNITED STATES CONTINUE THE BATTLE AGAINST HARMFUL FOSSIL-FUELS AND DANGEROUS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO POWER THE NATION’S HOMES AND INDUSTRIES. THE CLEANEST FORM OF POWER IS SOLAR ENERGY, YET 20 YEARS AFTER THE NIXON WHITE HOUSE PLEDGED TO DIVERSIFY THE COUNTY’S ENERGY SOURCES, AMERICANS STILL RELY OVERWHELMINGLY ON OIL, COAL AND GAS. THE AUTHORS...
    December 26, 1996 | Story
  • Next week, anti-nuclear activists from around the world will gather in Las Vegas and at the Nevada nuclear testing site to develop a cohesive plan to oppose moves by the nuclear industry on many fronts, including planned "subcritical" nuclear tests in Nevada, continued mining and proposed dumping of radioactive nuclear waste on indigenous lands.
    March 28, 1996 | Story