national academy of sciences
September 9, 2015 -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week it was canceling a pilot study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities — including a Tennessee nuclear fuel processing plant that's contaminated the Nolichucky River with highly enriched uranium and has raised concerns among nearby residents about health damage.
April 23, 2013 -
More than 30 Gulf Coast advocates have signed a letter sent to six federal agencies outlining ongoing human health problems from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and calling for immediate action.
April 19, 2013 -
Saturday, April 20, marks the third anniversary of the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We take a by-the-numbers look at the still-unfolding disaster today.
January 4, 2013 -
Most of the $1.4 billion in fines and penalties that Transocean has agreed to pay for its negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster will be sent to the Gulf Coast region to fund environmental restoration work.
November 16, 2012 -
The oil giant has agreed to pay the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, and three of its managers were indicted on charges including felony manslaughter. But the company says it plans to "vigorously defend" itself against pending civil claims, even while its spilled oil still washes ashore and people and sea life continue to suffer.