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The Nuclear Industry’s Meltdown | Other Words

The former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says every single reactor in the nation should be shut down, starting with the riskiest. By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins The first thing to remember about nuclear power is that it’s not safe. Just ask Japan. The second thing to remember is that nuclear power isn’t cheap. Connecticut draws ...

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Amy Goodman: Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont | Truthdig

Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the U.S., issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter ...

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Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an ’emergency’ | Reuters

Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday. This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head of a ...

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A Nuclear Free World | CounterPunch

We’ve managed to outgrow or to come within sight of outgrowing cannibalism, slavery, blood feuds, duels, capital punishment, child labor, tar and feathering, the stocks and pillory, wives as chattel, the punishment of homosexuality, and listening to Rush Limbaugh. To various degrees, these practices — and many others — have been eliminated or reduced and stigmatized. While the stupidest practice ...

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‘Before it’s too late’ | Stanley Heller

Obama’s address on climate would have been a fair enough speech… if this was 2007. You could say it was pretty good if it was written before James Hansen and Bill McKibben had figured out the 350 ppm limit, before Fukishima, before McKibben’s “The Terrifying New Math”, before the movie “Gasland”, before the IEA “irreversible climate change” report, before Hansen’s ...

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Fukushima’s Fallout is Already Harming Our Children

Humanity’s Most Expensive (and Dangerous) Technological Failure by HARVEY WASSERMAN Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding radioactive tragedy that demands this industry be buried forever. Two years after Fukushima exploded, three still-smoldering reactors remind us that the nuclear power industry repeatedly told ...

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