nuclear power

When a Nuclear War Planner Confesses

By David Swanson Daniel Ellsberg’s new book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. I’ve known the author for years, I’m prouder than ever to say. We have done speaking events and media interviews together. We’ve been…

On the mainstream media coverage of nuclear war risks and nuclear abolition

By Jan Oberg You’re probably an avid consumer of news and reports in one or more daily media – local, national or global. You want to be well-informed and say interesting things when you meet friends and colleagues. And you…

An Open Letter to Trump and Putin: The World Needs Nuclear Zero

David Krieger* | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation This may be the most dangerous time in human history. In a dramatic recent decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its iconic Doomsday Clock ahead from three minutes to only…

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

John Scales Avery, Pugwash Nobel Peace Laureate President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous the tensions which today threaten to plunge…

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

This is the title of a report on Science News that should make us think twice about the construction of Hinckley point C, apart from issues of cost and nuclear waste. “A team of risk experts who have carried out…

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

But, Alas! It has not. We reported in Pressenza “Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant” how this overpriced and, from just about every point of view, daft scheme should be scrapped altogether rather than just delayed for review,…

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been on the cards for more than 15 years to be built in Somerset, England by French state run EDF with the addition of Chinese capital. The cost has been spiralling up and…

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents. The atomic plant was one of dozens shut down in wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Plant operator Shikoku Electric Power said Friday it switched on the…

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The…

Westinghouse go-ahead opposed by Indian villagers to be displaced by reactors

Residents of Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district, in Andhra Pradesh, where nuclear six reactors with a total capacity of 6,000 MW are to be built, are up in arms over the government’s land acquisition for the project – Speed News Desk…

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