Date: 8/09/2011 @ 09:16AM
by: Jeff McMahon
Much has been written about the probable effects on renewable energy of the budget deal struck between President Obama and Congressional Republicans last week.
Solar panels and windmills, boosted by a massive influx of funding from the Stimulus Package in 2009, will see subsidies dry up when they expire in 2012. But wind and solar won’t be the only casualties in the Energy Department.
The nation’s only Low-Dose Radiation Research program is likely to suffer a severe cut in funding not long after the United States was blanketed with low doses of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
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