April 2, 2021 -
U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the 1940s and 1950s displaced residents of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, many of whom later settled in Northwest Arkansas. Decades later, they're still fighting for justice for the devastation of their health and homeland, now also threatened by rising seas from climate change.
March 28, 2019 -
In 2001, the U.S. nuclear industry began hyping plans for new commercial reactor construction, which had skidded to a halt after the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster. But utilities' ambitious and expensive plans have fallen apart, leaving ratepayers in some Southern states forking over millions of dollars for nothing.
January 31, 2013 -
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy fought the Obama administration in court to get it to disclose details about the $8.3 billion in loan guarantees it offered private companies to build two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. Though heavily redacted, the documents they got suggest there may be trouble for taxpayers if the deal is finalized as now structured.
May 31, 2012 -
As the cost of proposed nuclear projects spirals out of control, regulated utilities across the Southeast turn to ratepayers for financing -- but they face growing resistance.
March 12, 2012 -
Since the nuclear crisis in Japan, nothing has changed to make the U.S. nuclear industry any safer -- and the natural disaster-prone South remains especially vulnerable.
February 2, 2012 -
New developments raise serious questions about whether Progress Energy will ever build two reactors planned for Levy County, Fla. -- but its customers are still on the hook for the billion-dollar planning bill.
November 17, 2011 -
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to stick the region's ratepayers with the bill for reactor design changes necessitated by the Japanese disaster -- but a coalition of nuclear watchdogs is trying to prevent that from happening.