On CNN Thursday morning, as Hurricane Florence barrelled toward the Carolina coast, discussion turned to the White House’s response to Hurricane Maria last year — and President Donald Trump’s praise for that effort the day before.
The Trump administration defended an order that could be used to withhold information about nuclear facilities from a federal board, but its leader says the action is not consistent with the U.S. Atomic Energy Act.
The official death toll from last year’s disastrous hurricanes in Puerto Rico that destroyed huge swathes of the island and left millions of people without power, clean water, or health care for months has officially been updated to 2,975.
Under a new order from the Energy Department, a nuclear safety board will have to fight for information about and access to nuclear laboratories. In the past, the board has brought serious problems at those labs to light.
Following a new study estimating that almost 5,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria, Sunday news shows completely ignored the devastation and death toll that is 72 times higher than the government’s official number of 64.
Puerto Rico is still struggling, five months later, to recover from Hurricane Maria and from an inept relief effort from the Trump administration. Now, new reporting indicates that last October, the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $156 million contract to a one-person company in Georgia that was assigned to help deliver 30 million emergency meals to hurricane survivors.
In recent years, the main debate surrounding energy sources has focused on economic and, to some extent, environmental factors. But the existing methods of energy production and transportation also pose grave health risks to humans — a fact shown by recent disasters that could add more urgency to the development of safer energy sources. Nuclear […]