NWEA Joins Petition to Suspend Licensing at Nuclear Power Facilities Pending Fukushima Investigation

On April 14 and 18, NWEA joined with citizens groups across the country to file an Emergency Petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The Petition is supported by a highly informative expert declaration by Dr. Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER). NWEA filed as a potential intervenor in proceedings to consider the application by Energy Northwest (formerly the Washington Public Power Supply System or “WPPSS”) to extend by 20 […]

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Oregon’s Sneak Effort to De-Regulate Unsafe Levels of Iron and Manganese

In Oregon’s recent rulemaking to make the state’s toxic criteria the most stringent in the country, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) also sought to remove its water quality standards for iron and manganese. DEQ told its advisory committee repeatedly that the only concerns with iron and manganese involved laundry staining. Contrary to DEQ’s representations, there are both human health and aquatic life concerns with regard to iron and manganese. For example, it turns out […]

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