nuclear http://wamc.org en Union Representing Indian Point Workers Negotiating Against Friday Deadline http://wamc.org/post/union-representing-indian-point-workers-negotiating-against-friday-deadline <p>A union representing nearly 400 workers at a nuclear plant in New York is negotiating against a Friday night deadline for a new contract.</p><p></p><p>Both sides say they hope an agreement can be reached without a strike at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan.</p><p>However, a spokesman for the Utility Workers of America says issues including wages and benefits remain unsettled.</p><p>Federal mediators have joined the bargaining at a suburban hotel.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:43:31 +0000 Associated Press 82015 at http://wamc.org Union Representing Indian Point Workers Negotiating Against Friday Deadline "The Girls of Atomic City" By Denise Kiernan http://wamc.org/post/girls-atomic-city-denise-kiernan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.</span></p><p>At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war--when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65412 at http://wamc.org "The Girls of Atomic City" By Denise Kiernan "Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety" http://wamc.org/post/command-and-control-nuclear-weapons-damascus-accident-and-illusion-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, investigator journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma the has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age- How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As he makes clear in this researched and eye opening exploration of America’s nuclear weapons, the most important of questions has never been resolved.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78533 at http://wamc.org "Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety" 11/25/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/112513-panel <p></p><p>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Iran Pact<br />Kerry Defends<br />Nuclear Option<br />Presidents and lies<br />Spying on Non-Profits</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78511 at http://wamc.org 11/21/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/112113-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Afghan Pact<br />Nuclear Option?<br />Kennedy Conspiracy Poll<br />Congressman Cocaine<br />A-Rod</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78272 at http://wamc.org "Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons" by Ward Wilson http://wamc.org/post/five-myths-about-nuclear-weapons-ward-wilson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rethinkingnuclearweapons.org">Ward Wilson</a> is a senior fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has spoken before governments and at think tanks and universities on the issue of Nuclear Weapons.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56693 at http://wamc.org "Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons" by Ward Wilson VT Yankee Nuke Plant at Full Power after Repairs http://wamc.org/post/vt-yankee-nuke-plant-full-power-after-repairs <p>The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is producing electricity at full power again after technicians completed repairs to one of two motor generators that vary the flow of cooling water to the reactor.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Plant spokesman Rob Williams says the problem, discovered was caused by faulty electrical connections in the unit, which is about half the size of a bus.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:52:08 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42472 at http://wamc.org VT Yankee Nuke Plant at Full Power after Repairs US Appeals Court Says VT Late with Nuke Appeal http://wamc.org/post/us-appeals-court-says-vt-late-nuke-appeal <p>A U.S. appeals court has rejected an argument by the state of Vermont that the Vermont&nbsp;Yankee nuclear power plant should not have been given a new operating license because its federal water quality permit was out of date.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>In a ruling issued Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the state had multiple opportunities to argue the Vernon plant lacked a valid permit under the Clean Water Act during the proceedings that led up to the plant&#39;s relicensing last year.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:28:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 41921 at http://wamc.org US Appeals Court Says VT Late with Nuke Appeal Sanders sorry to see nuke chairman go http://wamc.org/post/sanders-sorry-see-nuke-chairman-go <p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he&rsquo;s &ldquo;extremely disappointed&rdquo; that the chairman of the Federal Nuclear Regulatory&nbsp; Commission has announced his resignation. WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more&hellip;.</p><p>Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko&rsquo;s departure by saying he has appreciated the chairman&rsquo;s recognition that the NRC&rsquo;s job is not to promote nuclear power, but to be a strong safety regulator.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 11:03:54 +0000 Pat Bradley 39488 at http://wamc.org Sanders sorry to see nuke chairman go Appeals Court Asks for VT Yankee Arguments http://wamc.org/post/appeals-court-asks-vt-yankee-arguments <p>A federal appeals court weighing a water quality permit for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants lawyers to provide it with written arguments on another type of water quality permit.</p><p>Vermont Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller says that was one result from a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 10:34:01 +0000 38673 at http://wamc.org Appeals Court Asks for VT Yankee Arguments