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Radioactive Waste and Contamination

Radioactive Waste and Contamination news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 31, 2003

    The Legacy of Hanford

    Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.

    Robert Alvarez

  • July 2, 2003

    The Enemy Within

    Snoozing guards at Los Alamos, missing vials of plutonium oxide... Yes, the headlines in late June were announcing "security lapses" again at national labs and nuclear weapons plants.

    Alexander Cockburn


  • February 10, 2000

    The Plutonium Files

    Eileen Welsome, a mild-mannered 48-year-old reporter laboring away in obscurity for a tiny afternoon newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is no one's idea of a media Bigfoot.

    Eric Alterman

  • February 2, 1998

    The Gift of Time

    The case for abolition of nuclear weapons.

    Jonathan Schell

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  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow

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