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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

INDIANAPOLIS | Could Indiana lead the way in the development of the second generation of nuclear power after being the only Midwest state to skip the first?

September 30, 2013 4:00 pm Related
6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

YAKIMA, Wash. | Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.

February 23, 2013 12:16 pm

Gregg wants cheap energy to lure manufacturing jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat John Gregg promised Wednesday to promote more effective use of Indiana's abundant, low-cost energy resources to create jobs if he's elected governor.

August 29, 2012 5:45 pm

Pence endorses nuclear power for Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mike Pence announced an "all of the above" state energy policy Tuesday, promising to fight federal regulations on Indiana's coal-fired power plants and embracing the possibility of nuclear power if he's elected governor.

August 28, 2012 6:15 pm

NRC and industry rewrite nuclear history

ROCKVILLE, Md. | When commercial nuclear power was getting its start in the 1960s and 1970s, the industry and regulators stated unequivocally that reactors were designed only to operate for 40 years. Now they tell another story -- insisting that the units were built with no inherent life spa…

June 28, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo prepared for most threats to water system

VALPARAISO | The world's water supply is under attack from many directions, some of which we can control, but many we can't, such as radioactivity from Japan.

May 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Indiana fears future of nearby nukes

There are no nuclear power plants in Northwest Indiana or Chicago's south suburbs, but legislation in Indiana could impact a Michigan reactor on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

April 22, 2011 12:00 am
Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

Japan's nuclear disaster evokes memories of Lake Michigan fight

CHESTERTON | When Herb and Charlotte Read heard about the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, their minds flashed back more than 30 years to their fight against a reactor near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

April 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Illinois nuke plants under review

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A review of the state's fleet of nuclear power plants is under way.

March 29, 2011 11:11 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must examine safety of nuclear plants here

The triple catastrophe in northern Japan involved an earthquake of 9 on the Richter scale (among the strongest in more than a century), many strong aftershocks, a very intense tsunami and serious damages to nuclear energy facilities with potentially devastating radiation releases. Obviously,…

March 22, 2011 12:00 am
Disaster in Japan

Disaster in Japan

View an interactive featuring a Twitter feed; before-and-after satellite imagery of the damage; animations detailing the damage to nuclear plants; a video gallery of earthquake and tsunami victims; a map of the epicenter of the quake, a new photo gallery and a timeline of the nuclear crisi.

March 15, 2011 9:13 am
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