Nuclear Energy

01.07.2017

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

A forest fire has erupted in the Chernobyl exclusion zone forests during tree cutting works, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. While a helicopter and two planes were dispatched to the site, the fire is still ongoing. “At 12:35pm [local time] during technological tree cutting works in the… »

13.06.2017

New Zealand nuclear-free law celebrated as UN negotiates a global ban!

New Zealand nuclear-free law celebrated as UN negotiates a global ban!

By Abolition 2000. New Zealand celebrates the 30th anniversary of its historic nuclear free legislation this month with a series of events around the country. At the same time, the United Nations resumes negotiations amongst non-nuclear nations in New York on a nuclear ban treaty which they are… »

18.05.2017

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

In New York City, dozens of protesters gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices Wednesday to oppose a bailout of New York’s aging nuclear power plants that could cost ratepayers up to $7.6 billion over the next 12 years. Bruce Rosen of the group United for Action says New York should… »

07.05.2017

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

One of the most important issues facing the world these days is under discussion right now in the Austrian capital and is, as always, facing a void from the world’s media: nuclear weapons. Tuesday the 2nd of May saw the start of a process that will take us through to… »

04.03.2017

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Here we reproduce the lastest information video from Fairewinds Energy Education in which Arnie Gundersen explains that but for lucky timing with the tsunami hitting while all the stations on the Japanese coast were fully staffed with people able to prevent meltdowns at other nuclear plants (Fukushima Diana, Tokai and… »

10.02.2017

Fukushima Update – What you need to know

Fukushima Update – What you need to know

People all around the world know when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster began, but no one knows when it will end. As you all know, Fairewinds has been sharing the facts of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns since they began six years ago March 11, 2011. Last week TEPCO came… »

27.11.2016

Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit

Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit

In a referendum, Swiss voters came out against a quick phaseout of nuclear power. The main institutional opponents of the measure were the government and energy companies. Voters have decided against a timetable that would see Switzerland stop using nuclear power by 2029. A projection by public broadcaster SRF showed… »

28.07.2016

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal as French energy giant EDF are expected to say it will finance the deal later today. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “We call on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point… »

01.06.2016

Canada’s Pickering Nuclear Plant, an uneconomic nuclear dinosaur on life support

Canada’s Pickering Nuclear Plant, an uneconomic nuclear dinosaur on life support

There are eight nuclear reactors at the Pickering site, all connected to a single vacuum building that serves as a common “containment structure” in the event of any major nuclear accident.  The vacuum building is designed to suck up the radioactive steam and gases in the event of… »

10.05.2016

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

The voice of reason was heard following the Workers’ Party Congress in Pyongyang that ended recently. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated his country would not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty was infringed by others with nuclear arms. This was part of a speech he gave which was… »

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