Where the reactors are - U.S., Midwest
About the Prairie Island reactors
How a pressurized water nuclear reactor works - part I
How a pressurized water nuclear reactor works - part II
Northern States Power sues Westinghouse over faulty tubes
Problems with Steam Generator Tubes (Part I)
Problems with Steam Generator Tubes (Part II)
A nightmare confirmed: steam tube degradation is increasingly likely
to cause a nuclear meltdown (Part I)
A nightmare confirmed: steam tube degradation is increasingly likely
to cause a nuclear meltdown (Part II)
Chernobyl to Prairie Island - We are all in the zone (Part I)
Chernobyl to Prairie Island - We are all in the zone (Part II)
Prairie Island routinely emits radioactivity into the environment
A little lesson on radioactivity: how it affects the human body
The difference between high-level and low-level radiation exposure
The effects of low-level radiation exposure
The waste fuel pools are filling up
Dry cask storage: problems guaranteed, and problems unknown
Yucca Mountain, Nevada: not a good place for nuclear waste
Transporting the waste: how safe can 45,000 shipments be?
Most mining and milling of uranium occurs on Indian lands
People of color are also targeted for other uranium processing facilities
Nuclear waste dumps - guess where they want to put them
Anything is cheap if you don't pay the cost
Nuclear power can be phased out
An interview with two of the neighbors
REFERENCES
Nuclear Racism
People of Color Are Targeted for Uranium Processing Facilities
NSP was a partner in an electric utility consortium that planned a uranium enrichment plant. The site they chose was next to two communities that are 97% African-American, near Homer, Louisiana.
Fortunately, people in these communities educated and organized themselves in time to defeat the plant.
In the process, federal regulators found probable cause that the consortium practiced institutional racism while siting the plant.
The Prairie Island Mdewankanton Dakota Community never had a voice in the decision to have a nuclear neighbor. The tribe was a ward of the federal government at the time. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior had no problem with accommodating the nuclear industry. The tribe was told it would be a steam plant.