PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017
In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.
SPRING CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee nuclear reactor more than 40 years in the making now has its operating license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and will soon begin producing electricity for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers. But environmental advocates say the Watt
ERWIN, Tenn. – The federal government is canceling a study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities, including Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) in Erwin. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is citing concerns over the amount of resources the study would require and budget constraints, but
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This coming Monday will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, and a number of events are planned across Tennessee in the days ahead. Among those who will be out and about for some of the festivities is Caara Fritz, a volunteer for Tennessee Wild. "Really, for me, it's j
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new list of the top 10 places in the South that are facing immediate and potentially irreparable threats includes two areas of Tennessee. Goforth Creek Canyon is among those most at risk, due to a proposed road project. Jeff Hunter, director of the Tennessee Wilderness Campaign
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - People from around the world will converge at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee tomorrow to begin a 700-mile walk for peace. The protest, called International Footprints for Peace, will span three months and trek through six states. Marcus Atkinson, the wa
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Above-normal rainfall amounts for two years have provided sufficient runoff for the Tennessee Valley Authority's 29 dams to produce electricity around the clock. It's the first time in three years that has been possible, according to Susan Jacks, manager of TVA's River Forecast Ce