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Rise Of Nuclear Power Was A Bad Idea

In a broader perspective, the rise of nuclear power was a bad idea. It always required substantial government subsidies, and there is no solution for handling spent fuel rods and radioactive equipment. If there is a disaster like Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading

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August Recess

SOLON, Iowa — While Trish Nelson takes a well-deserved break, I will attempt to fill her shoes at Blog for Iowa. Delegates from the national party conventions dispersed last week and there is a lot to write about. Party and … Continue reading

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Gasoline and the Shale Boom

People don’t connect the dots between lower gasoline prices and the shale oil boom. Yesterday I filled my gas tank for $23.70, with the per gallon price in the mid-$2.40 range. That’s not low compared to when I commuted to … Continue reading

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Iowa's Nuclear Challenge

Carolyn Heising doesn’t get it about nuclear power. Iowans don’t want more of it, and there is a nascent movement to shut down the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo for good when the ten-year extension of its license from … Continue reading

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End Nuclear Power Subsidies In Iowa

(Editor’s Note: The following letter from Michael Mariotte, president of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service arrived this week, reminding us of common ground with conservatives who would end government subsidies to the nuclear power industry. Iowa’s own nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor to Close

(Editor’s Note: One-by-one aging nuclear power plants are being shuttered, partly due to the work of anti-nuclear power advocates, but mostly because the economics of boiling water with a nuclear chain reaction don’t work for businesses. This story by Terri … Continue reading

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Call in Today on Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Reactor

Nebraskans and Iowans Please call in Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. CDT to listen and speak at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting with Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to oppose the restart and call for a License … Continue reading

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Iowa's Campaign to Stop Nuclear Power

Nuclear Neighborhoods: 11,000 Generations Prepared remarks delivered by Paul Deaton at the Iowa City Public Library on the 68th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 2013. Thank you Maureen McCue for the kind introduction. I want to recognize some of our … Continue reading

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Nuclear Neighborhoods: 11,000 Generations

For Iowans, August is a month to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is also the perfect time to consider the current realities of an increasingly costly and dangerous global nuclear arsenal- something about which the world seems blithely unaware. To … Continue reading

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Iowa Pulls The Plug On Nuclear Power

Pursuit of new nuclear power in Iowa was a bad idea when then governor Tom Vilsack began promoting it, and remains so. MidAmerican Energy’s announcement in the Des Moines Register today, that the utility “has scrapped plans for Iowa’s second … Continue reading

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