It's the Environment, Stupid.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In nuclear news today...

Today is the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl (BBC has some 'in depth' coverage of the incident).

Washington State governor Christine Gregoire made an emergency trip to DC today regarding the never ending clean-up of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The superfund site is always "over budget and behind schedule" - and now the vitrification plant (yet to be constructed), which would stabilize some of the waste and turn it into glass tubes, is in trouble. According to local NPR station, KPLU, 60 minutes is investigating this matter. Another report from the Seattle-PI says Gregoire will meet with Nevada Senator Harry Reid to talk about (the also yet to be constructed) Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository.

And the NY Times reports that Iran says they're ready to share nuclear technology with other nations.

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