Nuclear Energy

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… »

26.04.2016

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, and began to spread death over all the northern hemisphere, except over France where we were told that the radioactive plume was stopped at the border. After Chernobyl there was Fukushima, on 11 March 2011. This… »

26.04.2016

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

Marking the commemorations of  the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, IPPNW Germany is calling on the German government to work towards a speedy closure and decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Europe. One early morning thirty years ago, humankind was made painfully aware of the dangers of nuclear energy… »

06.04.2016

Alice Slater ‘Sitting ducks: Dangerous & dumb to keep building nuclear power plants’

Alice Slater ‘Sitting ducks: Dangerous & dumb to keep building nuclear power plants’

Alice Slater’s interview with rt.com just before the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, USA.  The transcript is below. “One doesn’t need nukes to attack a nuclear power plant,” says Alice Slater from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. “A simple explosive device might cause a Chernobyl or Fukushima situation in… »

04.04.2016

Reflections from Fukushima

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently “returned to Australia after spending two weeks in the… »

08.03.2016

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

In this latest podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer gives a recap of what happened 5 years ago this week in Japan, the health effects that are the result, and the huge probability that Fukushima will not be the last such nuclear accident.  He concludes with a… »

25.02.2016

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing accurate information about what is going on to… »

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