Nuclear waste

Powering down — and out

Closing Indian Point will speed action on climate change, not hamper it By Marilyn Elie and Linda Pentz Gunter Next spring, the last working nuclear reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center on the Hudson River, 30 miles from Manhattan,…

Climate Change Is Breaking Open America’s Nuclear Tombs in Marshall Islands and Johnston Island

By James Albertini | Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action 14 Nov 2019 – The Marshall Islands say that plutonium is leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the concrete dome the U.S. built to dispose of its nuclear waste. …

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. To start, just listing the types…

Radioactive floods recontaminate Japan

Last week a serious typhoon hit eastern Japan creating flooding that has not occurred for at least 50 years. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushima…

Demystifying nuclear power: the Fukushima toilet overflows

Japan just can’t seem to catch a break as extreme forces in nature repeatedly buffet the island. Efforts are currently underway to coax former Nahara residents, evacuated during the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown, to return to their…

Canada: report on nuclear power situation

Background:    May 4, 2015   Ontario Power Generation owns 20 nuclear power reactors. Two of them permanently shut down. Six more scheduled to be retired by 2020.     The largest nuclear power station in North America is the…

Nuclear Waste: Out of sight, NOT out of mind

Canada’s nuclear waste producers are looking for a place to abandon 50,000 tonnes of nuclear fuel waste.  This waste is extremely toxic, very long-lived, and virtually indestructible. More is being produced every day.  The amount is expected to double over…

Inside the race for Canada’s nuclear waste

Some of your readers may be interested in viewing my presentation on Nuclear Waste Governance in Canada, presented in Salzburg Austria last September: http://ccnr.org/salzburg_2_2014.pdf . Unfortunately, the author of the ROB article damages his credibility early on by making some…

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…

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

In our continued publishing of material from Fairewinds Energy Education we send the link to their latest podcast.  In this report Japanese contractors responsible for collecting and disposing radioactive waste have been found to dump it in rivers and in…