For a generation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been held captive to the interests of the nuclear industry it was supposed to regulate. Rolling Stone’s article on the NRC and America’s aging nuclear power reactors is a good summary of the status of “the nuclear renaissance.”
The New York Times has posted a similar story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/world/asia/27collusion.html?hp
Continue reading Rolling Stone: America’s Nuclear Nightmare: ‘A Dozen Fukushima’s Waiting to Happen’
Up to half of the water produced in Rosarito is expected to stay in Mexico to meet local demand. But the rest would be pumped north of the border to American households, said Halla Razak of the San Diego County Water Authority.
“We were happy to find out that we should continue looking into this, that no fatal flaws were found,” Razak said.
Continue reading California Turns to Mexico for Cheap Water, Little Regulation
Robert O’Harrow, Jr., in The Washington Post investigates how a D.C. government contractor took advantage of a special program designed to help native Americans in Alaska to receive huge contracts without competition. The program designed a decade ago to help Alaska’s struggling indigenous people was used to get $29 billion in federal contracts with little money going to Alaska natives.
Source: Washington Post
Continue reading Pentagon Awards Contracts Without Competition
Israel: The Elephant In The Room At IAEA
AP is reporting that US diplomats have warned Arab Ambassadors if they insist on making the Israeli Nuclear Weapons program an issue, it could derail any hope of ever achieving a nuclear weapons free Middle East.
Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/09/15/world/AP-EU-Nuclear-Agency-Mideast-Talks.html?_r=1&hp
Continue reading AP: Top US Envoy Engages Arabs on Israel