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The Future Of Nuclear Energy May Be A Battery - Science 2.0 (blog)

Nuke News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:04


Science 2.0 (blog)

The Future Of Nuclear Energy May Be A Battery
Science 2.0 (blog)
... Allison Macfarlane, knows nothing about nuclear physics and was chosen for the job because she wrote a book lobbying against Yucca Mountain, while one of the NRC team is the former head of the progressive advocacy group Union of Concerned ...

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Seattle City Light's little nuclear share - Crosscut

Nuke News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:20


Crosscut

Seattle City Light's little nuclear share
Crosscut
And mentioning “Hanford,” as if Columbia Generating Station has anything to do with the nuclear weapons facility, is a favorite trick of the anti-nuclear energy types. (Columbia is located on land leased to us by the Department of Energy, which happens ...

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Keith/My Turn: Different calculations - The Recorder

Nuke News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:07


Keith/My Turn: Different calculations
The Recorder
In chiding us to “Do some energy math” (My Turn, July 24), James Bates miscalculates. Above all, he assumes a zero sum. “If you are anti-CO2, anti-nuclear, anti-methane, then you must be for darkness.” No one who exhales is anti-CO2, but some of us are ...

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Japan To Resume Exports Of Rice Grown In Fukushima

Abalone - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:35

via The Straits Times / August 19, 2014 / Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said on Tuesday. The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh), a major wholesaler of Japanese agricultural products, said it will send 300kg of the grain to Singapore. Its provenance will … Continue reading →

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TEPCO Fails To Create Ice Wall To Stem Radioactive Water Flow

Abalone - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:29

from the-japan-news.com / August 20, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it had failed in an attempt to create an ice wall in an underground tunnel to block the flow of highly radioactive water from a damaged reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. Since last month, TEPCO has injected more than 400 tons of ice and dry ice to freeze radioactive water in a section … Continue reading →

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US Sent Thousands of Sailors to Help With Fukushima. Did Radiation Make ... - Mother Jones

Nuke News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:57


Telegraph.co.uk

US Sent Thousands of Sailors to Help With Fukushima. Did Radiation Make ...
Mother Jones
But the lawsuit—and a number of unexplained illnesses among veterans of Operation Tomodachi—have attracted attention in the United States, especially among anti-nuclear activists. ... Researchers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in ...
US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiationThe Guardian

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[VIDEO VAULT] - Yes! Weekly

Nuke News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:16


[VIDEO VAULT]
Yes! Weekly
... Robert Stone's controversial, award-winning documentary ($29.95 retail) explores the potentially positive effects of nuclear energy, featuring interviews with scientists, experts and activists who were once anti-nuclear but have since changed their ...

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US Coal Emissions Could Drop 21 Percent While Helping American Industry - Science 2.0

Nuke News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34


US Coal Emissions Could Drop 21 Percent While Helping American Industry
Science 2.0
American CO2 emissions have plummeted thanks to natural gas and energy emissions from coal have not been this low since the early 1980s, but a decades long war against energy science meant nuclear power - a truly viable emissions-free source - was ...

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What sort of power does Japan want to be? - The Interpreter

Nuke News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:10


NDTV

What sort of power does Japan want to be?
The Interpreter
A nuclear power, without great power ambitions: this would be a practically impossible choice, given anti-nuclear sentiment in Japan. Pursuit of the nuclear option would isolate Japan and offer little security, which its strategic planners acknowledge.
Uneasy Calm In Northeast Asia – AnalysisEurasia Review

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Environmental groups oppose Fermi 2 license extension

Abalone - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:04

NRC file photo of Fermi 2Multiple environmental groups have met an arbitrarily short, 11:59pm Eastern deadline, and officially intervened against the application by DTE (Detroit Edison) to extend the operating license at its Fermi 2 atomic reactor (pho...

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On GPS Sunday: How should US respond to ISIS threat? And, a path to cheap ... - CNN (blog)

Nuke News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:27


On GPS Sunday: How should US respond to ISIS threat? And, a path to cheap ...
CNN (blog)
2 – Obstacles – Regulators and the fed, but Fareed only framed the consumer fear factor – what about the lobbyist for Oil, Gas and Coal – Curious about how they would spin this? and the Anti Nuclear Groups – Could you interview and solicit their views ...

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Modi's push for GM crops faces tough opposition - Economic Times

Nuke News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:58


Modi's push for GM crops faces tough opposition
Economic Times
In each of these, the SJM has scored wins since the Narendra Modi government assumed power on May 26. It seems Sharma and the SJM are now moving in quickly to occupy vacant space — vacated ... It picked on anti-GM crop agitations along with other ...

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Greens warn against India uranium deal - Geelong Advertiser

Nuke News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:38


Greens warn against India uranium deal
Geelong Advertiser
Anti-nuclear campaigners claim moves by Australia to sell uranium to India has unacceptable risks. Source: AAP. OPPONENTS of nuclear power have warned Australia against selling uranium to India amid speculation a long-elusive deal has been struck ...

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From Joan Rivers to Vanunu and Iran by way of WMD - The People's Voice

Nuke News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:41


From Joan Rivers to Vanunu and Iran by way of WMD
The People's Voice
Last Wednesday Joan Rivers was asked by the celebrity website Splash News Online about Israel's Operation Protective Edge and replied, “When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don't count who's dead. You're dead. You deserve to ...

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DECC Reviews Renewables - environmentalresearchweb (blog)

Nuke News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:02


DECC Reviews Renewables
environmentalresearchweb (blog)
The new DECC review however relies on a 2013 Atkins report on deep geothermal power which suggested a possible best case potential of up to 3-4% of current average UK electricity demand. ... DECC also sees the nuclear issue differently, and, with the ...

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Reports of Genetic Abnormalities in Birds, Insects, Plants Near Fukushima

Abalone - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 16:29

via RT.com / August 15, 2014 / Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say. In a series of articles published in the latest of US science magazine Journal of Heredity, researches revealed the widespread impact of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster on biological organisms … Continue reading →

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The climate made me do it! - Boston Globe

Nuke News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:30


Boston Globe

The climate made me do it!
Boston Globe
Flying an American flag and a banner reading “#coalisstupid,” the two men blocked the delivery of 40,000 tons of Appalachian mountaintop coal to New England's largest coal-burning power plant for a day. At their trial, scheduled for Sept. 8 in Fall ...

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NEIS urges IL state legislature to oppose Exelon’s attempt to scam EPA carbon rule for massive bailout

Abalone - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:38

"Nuclear Illinois" map produced by NEISAs reported by the Chicago Tribune: "Exelon has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to change its proposed emissions rules to ensure that all of its nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities across t...

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Report highlights ongoing concerns with aging SRS infrastructure - The Augusta Chronicle

Nuke News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:51


Report highlights ongoing concerns with aging SRS infrastructure
The Augusta Chronicle
The report lists 39 priority infrastructure needs for the next two years, including replacing power supplies, upgrading fire water supplies, restoring leaking roofs, replacing and upgrading various components in H-Area and H-Canyon and upgrading air ...

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4 Nuclear Power Plants Shut Down; Wind Power Steps In - CleanTechnica

Nuke News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:15


4 Nuclear Power Plants Shut Down; Wind Power Steps In
CleanTechnica
In fact, the UK just set a new summer record for wind power generation, “According to figures from trade association RenewableUK, wind reached its maximum output at 10pm on Sunday night, delivering an average of 5.0GW of power over the hour and meeting ...

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