Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Dr. Lee Newman, SUNY ESF - Using Plants to Address Environmental Issues

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is having significant consequences on our environment.

Dr. Lee Newman, associate professor at the State University of New York's College of Environment Science and Forestry, discusses phytoremediation as a potential clean-up method. 

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Hudson Valley News
3:34 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Community Forum At SUNY New Paltz Focuses On Fukushima Fallout

Credit Global 2000, flickr

The ongoing danger of radiation from a 2011 nuclear accident in Japan is the topic of a discussion Wednesday evening at SUNY New Paltz in Ulster County.

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Hudson Valley News
10:53 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

NRC Releases Spent Fuel Pool Study

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a study that looks at the potential impact of earthquakes on the pools where spent fuel is stored. The study says the pools likely are safe. An independent nuclear power expert says the study is flawed.

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New England News
8:18 am
Fri April 6, 2012

MA AG Coakley: Go Slow on Pilgrim Plant Renewal

Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an appeal challenging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to go ahead with hearings to grant a new 20-year license extension for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The appeal challenges the decision to continue the relicensing process for the Plymouth-based nuclear power plant before considering what Coakley said are lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.

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