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Greenpeace v. Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-Changer for Everyone Else?

June 18, 2014 by Martin Olszynski
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In a rather lengthy (431 paragraphs) decision, the Federal Court of Canada agreed with Greenpeace and other environmental groups that portions of the Joint Review Panel report for the Darlington New Nuclear project proposed by Ontario Power Generation were inadequate.[read more]

Some Lessons Were Learned from TMI, Others Were Not

April 6, 2014 by Rod Adams
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TMI and Lessons Learned

On some levels, the accident that became known as TMI (Three Mile Island) was a wake-up call and an expensive learning opportunity for both the nuclear industry and the society it was attempting to serve. Some people woke up, some considered the event a nightmare.[read more]

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Radiation: The Facts

March 3, 2014 by Robert Hargraves
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Radiation Facts

Nuclear power can solve the global crises of air pollution deaths and climate change, help developing nations escape poverty, and let industrialized nations improve economic growth. The primary obstacle to nuclear power is misunderstanding of radiation safety. Radiation is safe within limits.[read more]

I Want a Nuclear Energy Plant in My Backyard, and So Do Some of My Neighbors

November 7, 2013 by Rod Adams
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Nuclear NIMBYism?

My stomach tightens when someone asserts that “no body wants a nuclear plant in their backyard.” Perhaps it is because I have lived for several months at a time — 11 times — with a nuclear propulsion plant sealed up in the same 425 foot long steel tube that I occasionally called “home."[read more]

Tour of Fukushima Daiichi as of September 2013 [VIDEO]

October 26, 2013 by Rod Adams

Fukushima Daiichi

Though I would dearly love to have the opportunity to visit Fukushima Daiichi to obtain a first hand view of the efforts being undertaken to clean up after the effects of the tsunami and earthquake, this video is the next best thing to a personal site tour.[read more]

TEPCO Faces New Setbacks at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

July 26, 2013 by Joseph Koblich
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Water Leakage at Fukushima

 

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has found itself thrust into the spotlight again over the last two weeks as a series of events at and around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station have triggered negative press, government commentary, and regulatory backlash.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: Nuclear Safety, China Solar Energy Dispute, 2030 Framework [VIDEO]

July 10, 2013 by Kasper Peters

EU Video Briefing

An extensive update on the latest European Union Energy Policy developments and what to expect for the near future in the field, with discussion on a far ranging selection of topics.[read more]

Associated Press Nukes the NRC on Reactor Safety

June 21, 2011 by Dan Yurman

A national wire story, the first of two, alleges the Nuclear Regulatory Agency has undermined safety at aging reactors. Is it true? A nuclear engineer with impeccable credentials says not so fast. On June 20 the Associated Press published the results of a year long investigative report on safety at nuclear reactors in the U.S. It is a...[read more]

Japan Nuclear Concerns Update & Energy Ethics from Germany

June 5, 2011 by Ron Pernick
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TEPCO has detected radiation of up to 4,000 millisieverts per hour in the air at the building housing reactor unit 1 at the Fukushima nuclear facility. Readings were collected from a robot sent into reactor unit 1 on June 3rd. Heavy steam has also been observed rising from the floor of reactor unit 1.Record Radiation Levels at...[read more]

My Father's Last Report (Revised and Updated)

March 15, 2011 by Charles Barton

Oak Ridge nuclear safety researchers concluded that worst health consequences of a nuclear accident would be a consequence of panic and fear, not exposure to radiation form fission products.[read more]

Myths About Radiation Hazards Debunked - But Why Are They So Often Repeated?

January 2, 2011 by Rod Adams

The truth about the health effects of low level radiation are beginning to appear in the main stream of public media. I am not sure when the segment in the video above actually ran on ABC, but it has been available on the web for more than a year. As you can see if you watch it, there are excerpts from other stories that also should...[read more]

An informed public is key to acceptance of nuclear energy

May 3, 2010 by Barry Brook
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Guest post by DV82XL. He is a Canadian chemist and materials scientist (and regular, valued commenter on BNC). For his previous article on the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, see here. Governments are coming to recognize nuclear power as an attractive option because of its near absence of carbon dioxide emissions and the...[read more]

Natural and Offensive Nuclear Safety

January 7, 2010 by Charles Barton

The reactor accident at Three Mile Island is often named nuclear critics as a major reason for opposition to reactors. In fact, the Three Mile Island accident established the validity of the "Defense in Depth" nuclear safety concept beyond all reasonable doubt. Despite a considerable attempt be plaintive lawyers in a Three Mile Island...[read more]