Nuclear Energy

Nuclear fuel buried 108 feet from the sea

“The most toxic substance on Earth is separated from exposure to society by ½” of steel encased in a canister.” (Blanch) That eye-opener comes from renowned nuclear expert Paul Blanch in reference to spent fuel rods removed from the San…

It’s time to end the nuclear era!

Today, January 15, 2021, in advance of next week’s two milestones of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on January 22 and the 75th anniversay of UN General Assembly Resolution 1(1) two…

Germany: Renegotiating the nuclear phase-out?

The news arriving from the press agencies AFP, dpa news agencies, and from the German newspaper Handelsblatt about civilian nuclear power is pretty worrying. The exit, taken for granted, has been brought back by the operators on the table of…

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Biden-Harris must reject the nuclear path Although possibly a sad comment on his predecessors, incoming U.S. president, Joe Biden, is offering the most progressive climate policy so far of any who have previously held his position. As Paul Gipe points…

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?

For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is…

Nuclear power in the Green New Deal? The arguments against it

By M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of…

Lithuanian presidents asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has turned to Brussels for mediation between the Baltic states over Belarusian nuclear energy boycott. “We have already agreed with the EC president [Ursula von der Leyen] that she should become a certain moderator for this…

Climate change, energy transition and nuclear energy

In May 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill (PLCCTE) and sent it to the Spanish Parliament for its consideration. This is a legal framework that responds to the requirements of the international framework…

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

On this Earth Day 2020, members of the Abolition 2000 coodinating committee and others have written a statement in support of the need to address the triple threats facing humanity today: climate change, global pandemics and nuclear devastation. The statement…

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the…

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