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India's generation of children crippled by uranium waste

This 2009 article by the Guardian’s Gethin Chamberlain first drew our attention to the dramatic effects of uranium poisoning on the children in Punjab

Observer investigation uncovers link between dramatic rise in birth defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations… 8 more words

Baba Farid Center For Special Children

Benjamin Domenech: The Truth About ‘Wage Stagnation’

Commentary Magazine: In Through the Looking-Glass, Alice meets the White Queen, who proceeds to explain that she “remembers” the future. Alice responds, reasonably enough: “I can’t remember things before they happen.” The White Queen is unimpressed: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” In his State of the Union address in January, Barack Obama seemed to be remembering the future—touting potential pieces of legislation that will never pass, touting victories that never were (as in a claim that he had gotten Iran to cease enriching uranium), and touting his own electoral success two months after his party was decimated in the midterm elections. 50 more words

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South Australia's Royal Commission should investigate the costs of uranium mining

 South Australia Govt Backs Uranium Mining Sourcceable, 24 Feb 15 South Australia’s royal commission into the role of nuclear power should investigate the costs of uranium mining, conservationists say. 151 more words

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Australian governments' political risks in promoting the really quite marginal uranium industry

Given that Australia’s uranium mining and export accounts for less than 1 percent of its hundred billion dollar mineral export business (iron ore, bauxite, coal, copper, nickel etc),36 however, these decisions by Australian leaders risked significant political capital over what has been a highly contentious issue in Australia’s recent political history… 1.485 more words

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Mining industry finds Saskatchewan attractive

Watch above: A new study suggests Saskatchewan is the most attractive place in the country, second in the world, for those in the mining industry. Joel Senick finds out what it is that sets this province apart. 297 more words

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Science 101 – What is Nuclear Fuel?

Kevin Heller
Reactor Systems Engineer, Division of Safety Systems

In earlier Science 101 posts, we told you about nuclear chain reactions and how they are used to… 489 more words

Nuclear Power Plants

Independent monitoring at Paladin's Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi

This week nuclear physics engineer Bruno Chareyron is visiting Malawi’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine to collect water samples and to provide feedback on radiation monitoring conducted in May 2012. 2.077 more words

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