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10.08.2013

Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment

Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment

Titled, “Renaissance in Reverse”, subtitled: Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment, Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School, released his report July 18, 2013. In his executive summary, Mark Cooper says: “Although Wall Street analysts expressed concerns about… »

08.08.2013

Thorium Reactors and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: “The Promise and Peril of Thorium”

Thorium Reactors and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: “The Promise and Peril of Thorium”

There are many exaggerated claims made by promoters of thorium-based nuclear reactor technology as an alternative to the present generation of uranium-based reactors. One of those claims is that the use of thorium “fuel” instead of uranium fuel eliminates the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation because “thorium-fuelled… »

28.06.2013

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21, around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per litre was found, the… »

27.06.2013

US supreme court: genes cannot be patented

US supreme court: genes cannot be patented

June 13th 2013 should go into history as one of those rare days when common sense and the interests of the people rather than those of corporations actually prevailed. The US supreme court ruled that human genes are natural and cannot be patented, a decision acclaimed by scientists and human… »

11.06.2013

US congress urged to create commission to investigate mass snooping

US congress urged to create commission to investigate mass snooping

Reporters Without Borders calls on the US Congress to create a commission of enquiry into the links between US intelligence agencies and nine leading Internet sector companies that are alleged to have given them access to their servers. The commission should also identify all the countries and organizations that… »

07.05.2013

The War of the Health Models. What would it mean to humanise medicine?

The War of the Health Models. What would it mean to humanise medicine?

A video circulating on the internet seems to suggest that a miracle cure has been found for Malaria. (and AIDS, cancer, Hepatitis, warts, etc, etc, etc). Cheap, easy to administer and non toxic. It appears to have the Red Cross backing, al least locally in Africa, but there is a… »

27.03.2013

Adverse health effects from wireless radio frequency fields

Adverse health effects from wireless radio frequency fields

In recent years our members and colleagues have reported an increase in patients whose symptoms are reversible by eliminating wireless radiating devices in their homes such as cell phones, cordless phones and wireless internet systems. There is consistent emerging science that shows people, especially children are affected by the increasing… »

20.03.2013

War can seriously damage your mental health

War can seriously damage your mental health

We are used to describing conflicts we cannot understand, or where we see that the protagonists are apparently unable to see the benefits of peace and cooperation, as “crazy”. But this term is brought about by a sense of hopelessness, an expression of our inability to fathom what’s in the… »

15.03.2013

The Big Bang Fair: A distorted view of the value of science

The Big Bang Fair: A distorted view of the value of science

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, argues that the UK’s leading science and engineering fair for young people – which this year runs from 14 to 17 March – is distorted by the prominent involvement of arms corporations,  oil companies and other controversial sponsors. Article published by the New Left Project, 14… »

04.03.2013

Isotopes in high demand for medical research

Isotopes in high demand for medical research

Interview: Dr. Gordon Edwards, of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) Pressenza: Could you expand on the statement: “produce commercial quantities of medical isotopes without the controversial use of highly-enriched, weapons-grade uranium”? Also, it seems so many parties are interested in this form of ‘medical isotopes’ but… »

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