Category: Nuclear Power

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Robert Alvarez: West Lake story: An underground fire, radioactive waste, and governmental failure

On July 16, 1973, 28 years to the day after the first nuclear weapon was exploded at Alamogordo, New Mexico, a line of dump trucks containing the detritus from the uranium used to make plutonium for the test bomb showed up at the West Lake landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri. Assuming the trucks were loaded with Read more…

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima Gets A Lot Uglier

Four years of experience with Fukushima provides considerable evidence that splitting atoms to boil water is outright unmitigated madness

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima: the World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

Nobody knows whether Fukushima morphs full meltdown into Earth, although the signposts are not good, and not only that but nobody knows what to do about it

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John M. Laforge: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family

These nuclear war theme parks are part of a deliberate attempt to trivialize nuclear weapons and to dumb down popular understanding of their environmental and human health legacy

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George Monbiot: Power Failure

Overpriced, overcomplicated and overdue, the Hinkley project needs to be killed off and the money invested into other low-carbon technologies

Robert Hunziker: The Fukushima Fix

Japan’s citizenry really should expect consolation rather than aggravation, intimidation, and terrorizing by their own government

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Richard Falk: The Nuclear Challenge (6): 70 Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fukushima and Beyond

The terrifying nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 associated with the reactor meltdowns, hydrogen explosion, and release of radioactivity at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex was an anguishing complement to the awful collective memories of the Japanese people arising from the atomic attacks seven decades ago. We can only wonder about the lingering effects on Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal

Despite the saber rattling, the fiery speeches, and all the chest-thumping that has lasted for many years, Israel had lost its battle to lead another regional war against a formidable enemy in the Middle East.

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Harvey Wasserman: Grassroots Pressure Escalates to Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant

The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating

Robert Hunziker: Looking Inside Fukushima Prefecture

Why is Japan brazenly restarting nuclear power plants in the face of Fukushima’s continuing calamity, a tragedy that has only just started?

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