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Trump Admin Secretly Shipped Plutonium to Nevada and State Officials Are 'Outraged'

“They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment,” Governor Sisolak said.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.19
outer limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
10.28.17
emergency

The Most Toxic Nuclear Facility in the US Is in Lockdown

3,000 workers are sheltering as an emergency is declared at a nuclear facility in Washington State.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.9.17
Power VR

Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China

Future reactors might be powered by thorium, a long-held nuclear dream.
Tomas Urbina
5.3.17
The Crown and Sceptre Issue

Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?

Decades after the fall of Soviet Union, scientists are working to determine the lasting environmental effects of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.24.15
Stuff

A Brief History of the US Experimenting on Humans

The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
Mike Pearl
12.24.14
News

Australia is Selling Uranium to India Without Safety Nets

Last month Australia decided to sell uranium to India. The details of the deal have now been released, and a lot of people are worried.
Julian Morgans
10.27.14
News

Nuclear Hijacking Is More Common Than You Think

Last Monday morning, in a town north of Mexico City, six truck-jacking bandits accidentally stole pellets of cobalt-60—a highly dangerous radioactive material used for cancer treatment.
Alex Chitty
12.13.13
Motherboard Blog

The North Korea-China Nuclear Trade War in One GIF

North Korea is trying to feed its nuke fix, but China's cutting it off.
Brian Merchant, art by Jay Spahr
9.24.13