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Jeff Terry

Jeff Terry

Articles by Jeff Terry

15 September 2017
Americas

Getting evacuations right—in time for the next one

Jeff Terry

Amid a changing climate, more mass evacuations will be necessary. Let’s try to learn from past mistakes.

25 May 2017

Time to end the decay at the Energy Department

Jeff Terry

The tunnel collapse at Hanford highlights how much routine maintenance the Energy Department defers. Will the nation pay for necessary maintenance; allow nuclear sites to deteriorate for lack of funds; or acquire maintenance funds by shutting down some nuclear sites? Choices must be made.

16 January 2017
Americas

One scientist's do-it list for presumptive Energy Secretary Perry

Jeff Terry

Clean up the mess, take care of the nukes, trim cost overruns, and change the culture. 

8 June 2016
Americas

From Flint to Yucca Mountain, politicized regulators are doing harm

Jeff Terry

When officials charged with protecting the public act based on politics rather than science, they undermine trust and endanger citizens. 

31 March 2016
Americas

Use failing power plants to improve the safety and efficiency of clean energy

Jeff Terry

It would be a huge waste to let billion-dollar facilities close without giving researchers access. The Energy Department should turn struggling power plants into testbeds.