nuclear power

Open letter from civil society organizations regarding the situation in Ukraine

Dear International Atomic Energy Agency, We, the undersigned, represent civil society organizations across the world. We are deeply concerned about the safety of the people of Ukraine under the current military aggression, which has put the lives of civilians at…

The Ukraine crisis could trigger a nuclear catastrophe

By Tilman Ruff of IPPNW for Pearls and Irritations, John Menadue’s Public Policy Journal. Republished by kind permission of the Author. There are two potential nuclear dimensions to a war in Ukraine, which could create a massive humanitarian disaster and…

Airing nationally today on Enviro Close-Up – “Nuclear Power Is Not Carbon-Free”

Michel Lee, an attorney and senior analyst for Promoting Health and Sustainable Energy (PHASE), shatters the current pitch of the nuclear industry that nuclear power is carbon-free. “It’s flat-out false,” says Lee. The nuclear fuel cycle—which includes mining, milling and…

Testimonies of the Fakushima Nuclear Disaster

Video Testimonies from Fukushima in 7 Languages: Ms Oga Ayako, who evacuated from Okuma Town in Fukushima Prefecture to Niigata Prefecture In cooperation with the environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), Peace Boat has launched the next…

Goodbye Moon

Fly me to the moon, but don’t put reactors there By Linda Pentz Gunter Not content to desecrate our terrestrial landscape with hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear waste — much piled up with nowhere to go, the rest…

Oleg Bodrov: Rosatom has agreements to build 36 nuclear power plants outside of Russia

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting…

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

“The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Why I support the nomination of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.” Felicity Ruby for openDemocracy The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been…

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the…

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

New research has found that almost all nuclear power plants built since the nuclear industry’s inception have generated large financial losses. The report by the German Institute for Economic Research examines 674 nuclear power plants built since 1951. Its authors…

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear…

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