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Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

Leakage of radioactive material into groundwater is a common occurrence at U.S. nuclear power plants. Because of the inherent risks of nuclear power, the United States should ensure that all currently operating nuclear power plants are, at the latest, retired at the end of their operating licenses and the nation should move toward cleaner, safer solutions such as energy efficiency and renewable energy for our future energy needs.

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 935,100 Minnesotans

The drinking water for 935,100 people in Minnesota could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG).

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Ikea’s rooftop solar array will be the largest in Minnesota

A solar array that retailer Ikea says will be installed on the roof of its Bloomington store will be the state's largest generator of electricity from the sun.

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More Minnesota lakes, rivers added to impaired list

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is adding another 500 lakes and stretches of river to its list of impaired waters.
This new list brings the total number of impaired rivers and lakes to more than 3,600.

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We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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