Nuclear nightmare worse than Fukushima could hit US because of ignored risks – study | 27 May 2017 | The US has underestimated the risks to its nuclear safety as a single nuclear fuel fire could lead to fallout “much greater than Fukushima,” according to a new study. Researches slammed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for ignoring the potential danger. If spent fuel at one of the dozens of US nuclear sites sets alight, it “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident [in Japan],” researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists warned in their study published in the May 26 issue of Science magazine. Supposing that a fuel fire broke out at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania…the accident would have led to the relocation of around 8 million people and would have cost 2 trillion in damages, according to Science Daily, citing the article.
Portland mayor asks feds to bar free-speech and anti-Sharia rallies after stabbings | 30 May 2017 | The mayor of Portland, Ore., is calling on federal authorities to cancel a pair of upcoming rallies organized by conservative groups, saying the city was still “in shock” after two men were fatally stabbed on a commuter train Friday while fending off a man shouting anti-Muslim slurs. Mayor Ted Wheeler asked the federal government to revoke a permit authorizing a June 4 “Trump Free Speech Rally” in Portland’s downtown. He also called on the government to block a “March Against Sharia” that is scheduled for June 10 but has not received permits.