nuclear power

INSTITUTE INDEX: Is a nuclear disaster unfolding in Florida?

February 26, 2014 - Critical equipment at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie nuclear plant on the Atlantic Coast near Fort Pierce, Fla. is showing worrisome signs of premature wear and tear -- a problem similar to one that resulted in a radioactive release at California's San Onofre nuclear plant, leading to its permanent shutdown.

Obama energy pick led fracking study marred by conflicts of interest

March 20, 2013 - A watchdog group with a track record of uncovering conflicts of interest in fracking research has discovered that the president's energy nominee failed to disclose he was a director of a firm that profits from the shale gas industry at the time he released an influential study concluding the environmental impacts of the controversial gas drilling practice were "manageable."