Nuclear Energy

Iran – four realities about nuclear talks in Geneva

Geneva negotiations [between Iran and the six world powers over Iran’s nuclear energy program] wrapped up following three days of heavy diplomatic wrangling after the two sides declared their decision to continue negotiations within 10 days. In this interval, to…

Why France Played wrong tune in nuclear talks?

Interview with Abdolreza Faraji-Rad University Professor of Geopolitics & International Analyst By: Iranian Diplomacy (IRD) Q: Why is France seemingly against a nuclear agreement [between Iran and the world powers] and why is the French government, which used to play…

International Panel on Fissile Materials: “2013 Global Fissile Material Report”

Fissile Materials versus Strategic Materials A “strategic nuclear material” is any substance that can be used as a nuclear explosive – that is, capable of causing an atomic explosion. A “fissile nuclear material” – or simply “fissile material” – is…

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

[divide][clear] ‘The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty…

Dirty truths withheld by nuclear industry

In an article titled “Call for the nuclear truth” published in the Hong Kong Standard October 21, 2013, writer Qi Luo began with: “Nuclear power is neither efficient nor clean – and an alliance wants textbooks to get this message…

Fukushima et al. Another bad week for nuclear safety

  The same week that Fukushima announces yet another leak of radioactive water… “TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater contaminated with low levels of radiation…

Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the United States, issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The…

New leak of highly contaminated water in Fukushima

Reuters has reported a new 300 metric tons leak of contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the cleanup of the worst nuclear accident…

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,…

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…

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