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Douglas P. Guarino is a senior reporter with Global Security Newswire, covering nuclear and chemical security issues. He has won more than a half dozen journalism awards over the past decade, including two national Sigma Delta Chi awards for public service from the Society of Professional Journalists. His first Sigma Delta Chi recognized a 2008 series of articles that uncovered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plans to relax radiation protection standards for drinking water during terrorist attacks and other emergencies. The second was for a 2011 series that detailed gaps in EPA's radiation monitoring efforts during the Fukushima disaster, and showed how agency statements meant to assure the American public of its safety conflicted with its own health standards. A series from 2010 earned Guarino the Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award, the Washington, D.C. chapter of SPJ's highest honor. These articles revealed not only a complete lack of a federal plan for cleaning up after nuclear power plant accidents, but also that EPA had for three decades hidden its fears that thousands of people living on former phosphate mines in central Florida were being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation.

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U.S. Sticks to Plan for Interoperable Nuclear Warheads, Despite Criticism

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal delays -- but does not abandon -- plans for the new Navy and Air Force warheads.

Amid Ukraine Discord, U.S. Resumes Nuclear-Security Work in Russia

U.S. and Russian officials recently completed protracted negotiations over a new cooperation deal, a Washington official says.

With Rare Support, Chemical Security Legislation Advances in House

Two key House committees cooperated on a bill meant to extend the life of a controversial Homeland Security Department program.

U.S. Officials Downplay Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Nuclear Security Efforts

Arms control and materials-security initiatives can continue despite political tensions with Russia, Obama administration officials say.

Nations Pledge to Follow Security Guidelines for 'Dirty Bomb' Material

The Hague summit vow to follow U.N. nuclear-watchdog guidelines receives mixed reviews.

U.S. Confirms Effort to Phase Out Selected 'Dirty Bomb' Materials

A pledge announced at a summit of world leaders in the Netherlands on Monday follows calls to substitute materials used in the medical field. 

Issue Advocates Want Hague Summit to Phase Out Some Radiological Materials

Sensitive items used in hospitals and at blood banks could be replaced with safer materials, proponents say.

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U.S. Sticks to Plan for Interoperable Nuclear Warheads, Despite Criticism

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal delays -- but does not abandon -- plans for the new Navy and Air Force warheads.

Amid Ukraine Discord, U.S. Resumes Nuclear-Security Work in Russia

U.S. and Russian officials recently completed protracted negotiations over a new cooperation deal, a Washington official says.

With Rare Support, Chemical Security Legislation Advances in House

Two key House committees cooperated on a bill meant to extend the life of a controversial Homeland Security Department program.

U.S. Officials Downplay Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Nuclear Security Efforts

Arms control and materials-security initiatives can continue despite political tensions with Russia, Obama administration officials say.

Nations Pledge to Follow Security Guidelines for 'Dirty Bomb' Material

The Hague summit vow to follow U.N. nuclear-watchdog guidelines receives mixed reviews.

U.S. Confirms Effort to Phase Out Selected 'Dirty Bomb' Materials

A pledge announced at a summit of world leaders in the Netherlands on Monday follows calls to substitute materials used in the medical field. 

Issue Advocates Want Hague Summit to Phase Out Some Radiological Materials

Sensitive items used in hospitals and at blood banks could be replaced with safer materials, proponents say.

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