Nuclear Energy

Fukushima hero dies of cancer as radioactivity problems far from over

Masao Yoshida has died of cancer of the oesophagus. He was 58. He had led the efforts to stop the radioactive leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami induced a triple meltdown.…

PMANE – An Open Letter to the Mediahouses in India!

An Open Letter to the Mediahouses in India! The Struggle Committee June 16, 2013 People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Idinthakarai & P. O. 627 104 Tirunelveli District Tamil Nadu Dear friends: Greetings! Please allow us to bring the following…

Nuclear disaster in Chernobyl (1986)

A systems test in a Soviet graphite reactor goes out of control. The ensuing explosion releases enormous quantities of radioactive material, much of which spreads across huge swathes of Europe. Not only the surrounding region in Ukraine is contaminated, wind…

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

For readers interested in the Fukushima disaster, Pressenza recommends you watch this 30-minute video Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident In this video filmed at the symposium, Arnie Gundersen presents his findings concerning the Fukushima…

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…

Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons – civil society forum

The first day of the formal part of the ICAN Conference on the humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons finished today with a relentless flow of extraordinary information about how even a limited nuclear exchange would leave a…

Russian meteorite: another nuclear near-miss

We have seen nuclear accidents that kill and contaminate enough times to be sure that there is no such a thing as “safe” nuclear energy. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima… The theoretical risk of a meteorite hitting a nuclear facility…

IAEA says will continue cooperation, talks with Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will continue cooperation and talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program. The IAEA inspectors have announced that they will continue to hold discussions with Iran; however, they say no final…

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

A study shows that a possible nuclear accident in France would cost the country about 430 billion euros, which is equivalent to 20 percent of its economic output. The study, conducted by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear…

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

It never rains but it pours in the UK’s nuclear industry. Plans to build new reactors are stalling as yet another company pulls out, and there is still nowhere to store nuclear waste permanently. The UK has pledged to cut…

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