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Op-Ed: NRC aims for fewer inspections of nuclear reactors to save money

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.

Smart city startup program eyes resilience and public safety

As our cities continue to grow in size and complexity, there is also a growing demand for technology and innovations that keep infrastructure, services, and residents safe. And safety is critical in attracting business, investments and skilled labor.

Op-Ed: Maine wants to limit what we know about disease outbreaks

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is proposing a change in the state regulation that would make it easier for the agency to withhold information from the public concerning disease outbreaks.

New York's Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant denied certification

The New York Department of State (DOS) has refused to give Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant the certificate required for future use of the Hudson River, citing environmental and public safety concerns.

Hawaii: Hundreds of protesters block controversial telescope

Honolulu - On Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, construction on what would be one of the world's largest telescopes was blocked once again by protesters who say that the $1.4 billion dollar project would desecrate sacred land.

Op-Ed: Urban bears, mountain lions? That’s what’s being predicted

Sydney - If you think urban coyotes are fun, you’re in luck. Scientists are now predicting the movement of bigger predators into the cities. The reasoning is fascinating. Apparently the carnivores are cashing in on a softer life.

The Politics of Parole: A look into Massachusetts' Parole System Special

Woburn - This article is a closer look into the Massachusetts’ parole system and the national struggle between public safety and the monetary means to ensure it.

Op-Ed: Exposing Flaws in US Radiation Testing Spells Trouble

A congressional report released today finds that the United States would not be able to expediently conduct radiation tests following the explosion of dirty bomb in a major city. And that spells trouble.

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