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Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region | Counterpunch

A CounterPunch Special Report on NRC Collusion With Utilities to Conceal Grave Safety Problems at Davis Besse and Palisades Reactors by MICHAEL LEONARDI According to recent reports from the nuclear watchdog Beyond Nuclear and several Great Lakes environmental organizations, the NRC is up to its usual practices as an industry captured agency. Collusion and flagrant cover-ups at the Davis Besse ...

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Fukushima Hangs by the Devil’s Thread | Counterpunch

Death Dancing With Atomic Energy by HARVEY WASSERMAN Our lives still hang by a Devil’s thread at Fukushima. The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima’s cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and all nuclear explosions including ...

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Helen Caldicott discusses Fukushima & Nuclear Energy | Red Ice Radio

Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and an anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. Dr. Caldicott has written books, developed dozens of video tapes and films, written scores of articles which have ...

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An 80-Year License to Kill? | Counterpunch

The NRC’s Latest Crazy Idea by KARL GROSSMAN The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a meeting this week to consider having nuclear power plants run 80 years—although they were never seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. “The idea of keeping these reactors going for 80 ...

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A Crossroads for Japan: Revive Nuclear or Go Green? | by Andrew DeWit, Yale Environment 360

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has idled all 50 of its nuclear reactors. While the central government and business leaders are warning a prolonged shutdown could spell economic doom, many Japanese and local officials see the opportunity for a renewable energy revolution. by Andrew DeWit May 5 marked the shutdown of the last of Japan’s 50 viable ...

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Fukushima inquiry: I felt helpless, says former PM | guardian.co.uk

Naoto Kan urges Japan to abandon nuclear power as the industry attempts to bring closed reactors back into operation Justin McCurry in Tokyo Japan’s prime minister at the height of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has admitted he often felt “helpless” during the early days of the disaster, adding that the facility’s triple meltdown had brought the country close to ...

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Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks in front of a banner that reads ‘Nuclear energy for all; Nuclear weapons for none’ | IndiaTimes.com

Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to the media after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 14, 2012. A banner with photos of five Iranian nuclear scientists that were assassinated over the past years is seen in the background. Iranian and European officials expressed confidence in the results of Saturday’s negotiations on Tehran’s disputed ...

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Japan PM calls for nuclear-free future | guardian.co.uk

Prime minister Naoto Kan said on Wednesday the Fukushima nuclear crisis had convinced him that Japan should aim at a society that does not depend on nuclear energy and eventually has no atomic plants. The unpopular leader denied he was considering calling a snap election over energy policy and sidestepped a question on when he would keep a promise to ...

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Stop the New Plutonium Facility in New Mexico | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Department of Energy (DOE) completed an Environmental Impact Statement analysis in 2004 for a new project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This project, called the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) is a huge new plutonium pit facility for expanded nuclear weapons production. As proposed, the CMRR project will cost close to $6 billion, a 1,000% increase over ...

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Fixing America’s Nuclear Waste Storage Problem | The Nation

For nearly thirty years, NRC waste-storage requirements have remained contingent on the opening of a permanent waste repository that has yet to materialize. Now that the Obama administration has canceled plans to build a permanent deep-disposal site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, spent fuel at the nation’s 104 reactors will continue to accumulate and is likely remain onsite for decades ...

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