"The nuclear industry took steps ... to head off a growing public relations -- if not health -- problem, promising to closely monitor leaks of slightly radioactive groundwater at power plants," reports AP. "Water containing tritium has been released into groundwater at half a dozen plants over the past decade," including in Illinois, Arizona and New York. The industry group Nuclear Energy Institute is launching "a voluntary program to closely monitor such leaks." A recent AlterNet article describes the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, an industry / Bush administration plan to "dramatically expand nuclear energy production at home, encourage new nuclear generation abroad and import other countries' spent fuel for reprocessing in the United States." And a new website by our European colleagues at SpinWatch, called Nuclear Spin, tracks "key pro-nuclear advocates in the UK," where the government's energy review was criticized as window dressing for plans to expand nuclear power.
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