Jeff BradyJeff Brady is an NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
Once it is safe to remove the spent fuel from the pool, it's stored outside in metal casks. They are lined up on a concrete base, behind razor wire and against a hillside near the power plant.
LED lightbulbs have replaced many incandescent ones. Now, the Trump administration wants to reverse an Obama-era rule designed to make a wide array of other lightbulbs more efficient.
Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong Friday. So-called 'school strikes' were planned in more than 100 countries and territories, including the U.S., to protest governments' failure to act against global warming.
John Ord of Susquehanna, Pa., loads 40-pound bags of anthracite coal into his car. He's among the fewer than 130,000 households left in the United States that burn coal to heat their homes.
The Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, Pa., is one of many places across the U.S. where the foams once used in firefighting training contained harmful chemicals known as PFAS.
Environmental activists occupy the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past December. They plan more sit-ins to push for support of a sweeping resolution to address climate change.
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Frank Ruopoli of Charleston, S.C., works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After the 2013 partial shutdown he earned an emergency medical technician certification. Now he's found a part-time job to earn money during this shutdown.
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The Trump administration EPA says regulations to reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants are too costly and should no longer be considered legally "appropriate and necessary."