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Nuclear Licensing Board Examines Brittle Vessel Risks at Entergy’s Palisades Atomic Reactor; Critics Call for Permanent Shutdown

Abalone - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:05

NRC file photo of Entergy Nuclear's Palisades atomic reactor on the Lake Michigan shore in Covert, MIAs reported by a press release, a coalition of environmental groups, including Beyond Nuclear, today testified before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Com...

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“Aileen Mioko Smith: Anti-Nuclear Feminist”

Abalone - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:48

Smith amidst the 2012 "Occupy METI" (Ministry for Economy, Trade, and Industry) anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo in 2012Heidi Hutner, Director of the Stony Brook University Sustainability Program, has honored Aileen Mioko Smith, Executive Director of Gre...

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“Feds probe PG&E report on California nuclear plant safety”

Abalone - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:29

NRC file photo of PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, on the Pacific Coast near San Luis Obispo, CAAs reported by David R. Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) ...

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Perry refuels its nuclear reactor, critics concerned about storage (photos) - cleveland.com

Nuke News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:36


cleveland.com

Perry refuels its nuclear reactor, critics concerned about storage (photos)
cleveland.com
NORTH PERRY, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. is switching to a new type of fuel rod at its Perry nuclear reactor, one that is more simply designed, more robust and more efficient. But the switch-over has some anti-nuclear groups worried.

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Activists seek public hearings in Shiga on Takahama reactor restarts - The Japan Times

Nuke News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:49


Activists seek public hearings in Shiga on Takahama reactor restarts
The Japan Times
Anti-nuclear activists on Thursday urged the governor of Shiga Prefecture to hold formal public hearings on the potential economic, social and environmental risks from two reactors in neighboring Fukui Prefecture that are moving toward restart.

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Westminster is to blame for early Longannet closure, says Energy Minister ... - The National

Nuke News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:41


The National

Westminster is to blame for early Longannet closure, says Energy Minister ...
The National
“They're anti-fracking, anti-nuclear, obsessed with wind power, and as a result we face the loss of 55 per cent of our generating capacity in eight years,” he said. “Energy-rich Scotland will be importing power from England to keep the lights on.” The ...
Minister 'determined' to avert early Longannet closureBBC News
Closure of Longannet power station spells 300 job lossesExpress.co.uk
Fergus Ewing: Closure of Longannet power station is 'national scandal'stv.tv
Herald Scotland -Energy Voice
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Nuclear Licensing Board Examines Brittle Vessel Risks at Entergy’s Palisades Atomic Reactor; Critics Call for Permanent Shutdown

Abalone - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:52

NRC file photo of Entergy Nuclear's Palisades atomic reactor on the Lake Michigan shore in Covert, MIAs reported by a press release, a coalition of environmental groups, including Beyond Nuclear, today testified before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commi...

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New York Times Reporter Matt Wald to Nuclear Energy Institute - Corporate Crime Reporter

Nuke News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:18


Corporate Crime Reporter

New York Times Reporter Matt Wald to Nuclear Energy Institute
Corporate Crime Reporter
Alice Slater, a long time anti-nuclear activist, said she wasn't surprised about Wald's jumping ship from the Times to the nuclear industry. “For too long, activists working to expose the many dangers, hidden costs, and damaging health effects of ...

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The Guardian view on surveillance of MPs: don't confuse dissent with crime - The Guardian

Nuke News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:46


The Guardian

The Guardian view on surveillance of MPs: don't confuse dissent with crime
The Guardian
Some, like Diane Abbott, were involved in anti-racist activities, others in anti-nuclear campaigns. Astonishingly, the names include Jack Straw, possibly at the time when he was actually home secretary, as well as his cabinet colleague Harriet Harman ...

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Finland's nuclear dilemma - BarentsObserver

Nuke News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:03


BarentsObserver

Finland's nuclear dilemma
BarentsObserver
The anti-nuclear movement in northern Sweden are worried about the possible radioactive impact on the Norrbotten side of the Gulf. Per Holmquist agrees with the Greens in Finland. “We have to create new renewable energy sources. Sun- and wind energy ...

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Audit Report: Billions of Yen Wasted on Bad Technology at Fukushima

Abalone - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:08

March 24, 2015 / by Mari Yamaguchi / AP / Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Board of Audit report describes various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in … Continue reading →

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Taiwan: 283 Mislabeled Japanese Food Products Originated Near Fukushima

Abalone - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:45

By Stephanie Chao / chinapost.com More than 283 Japanese food products imported from the radiation-stricken areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster were found to be relabeled as having come from other areas of Japan and sold to local customers, authorities said yesterday. Officials from New Taipei City’s Department of Health, as well as the Food and Drug Administration and other law-enforcement authorities, seized the mislabeled products, although a substantial … Continue reading →

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Greenpeace activists' antinuclear demonstration terrified - Cihan News Agency

Nuke News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:28


Cihan News Agency

Greenpeace activists' antinuclear demonstration terrified
Cihan News Agency
After the demonstration ended the lawyer of the group Deniz Bayram read press statement on behalf of the protestors condemning the construction of nuclear plant in Mersin's Akkuyu district and drawing attention to the dangers of the nuclear energy ...

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Look Out for "Market Ingenuity" from Stressed LNG Project Developers - Energy Collective

Nuke News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:20


Energy Collective

Look Out for "Market Ingenuity" from Stressed LNG Project Developers
Energy Collective
There are many sincere environmentalists who have drunk deeply from the antinuclear Kool-Aide they have been fed for the past four decades. While still under the influence of that propaganda effort, they truly believe they are working to ... Of course ...

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Sieren's China: What nuclear power "Made in China" means for Germany - Deutsche Welle

Nuke News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:06


Deutsche Welle

Sieren's China: What nuclear power "Made in China" means for Germany
Deutsche Welle
Moreover, these are power stations over which Germany will have hardly any control. Germany will also have to push through standards in Brussels, a hard task for a country that has opted out. Anti-nuclear power voters will be disturbed. But perhaps ...
South Australia's nuclear visionWorld Nuclear News

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New documents expose New Zealand surveillance of Solomon Islands - World Socialist Web Site

Nuke News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:13


World Socialist Web Site

New documents expose New Zealand surveillance of Solomon Islands
World Socialist Web Site
New Zealand is a minor imperialist power, whose ruling elite has sought to exploit and politically dominate smaller countries in the Pacific for more than a century. To support its own predatory interests it has relied on an alliance with the major ...

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Alternate energy: Picking the best resource for America - The Daily Cougar

Nuke News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:27


Alternate energy: Picking the best resource for America
The Daily Cougar
Often times, nuclear energy development is criticized by anti-nuclear groups over public radiation exposure and potential risks of nuclear proliferation. The alternative energy sources need advancing technologies and adaptability since climate change ...

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Closure of Longannet power station spells 300 job losses - Express.co.uk

Nuke News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:27


Express.co.uk

Closure of Longannet power station spells 300 job losses
Express.co.uk
Tory energy spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “We've always known Longannet was going to close, but it's disappointing it's been brought forward. “It illustrates again why the Scottish Government has to change tack on energy. It is anti-fracking, anti ...
Crisis talks held amid claims Longannet closure spells "disaster" for Fife economyHerald Scotland
Longannet power station to close within a yearScotsman
Longannet likely to close after failed contract bidEnergy Voice
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
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Longannet power station to close next year after missing out on contract - Telegraph.co.uk

Nuke News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:52


Telegraph.co.uk

Longannet power station to close next year after missing out on contract
Telegraph.co.uk
"It illustrates once again why the Scottish Government has to change tack on energy policy. The SNP is anti-fracking, anti-nuclear and obsessed with developing intermittent wind power. "This approach will have serious issues in relation to security of ...
Minister 'determined' to avert early Longannet closureBBC News
Closure of Longannet power station spells 300 job lossesExpress.co.uk
Fergus Ewing: Closure of Longannet power station is 'national scandal'stv.tv
Herald Scotland
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An ‘Octopus’ Robot Developed To Clear Rubble In Fukushima

Abalone - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:29

via phys.org / March 20, 2015 / Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami disasters in Minamisoma, Fukushima. On March 13th, a remote controlled four-armed, four-wheeled crawler robot designed to clear rubble and save lives in areas with complex terrain was unveiled at the Kikuchi plant … Continue reading →

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