The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry

This week in nuclear news

I am struggling to keep up with news of the various machinations going on globally, in

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regard to nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

There’s the Iran – West talks – many points of view on this. I like Jimmy Carter’s idea – don’t bomb Iran.

There’s – most worrying – this global phenomenon – this spectrum of pressure, harassment, discrimination, ill-treatment, imprisonment, murder – of independent journalists and whistleblowers. Anti nuclear journalists are a frequent target, for example Mari Takenouchi , in Japan.

As existing nuclear reactors age, and need expensive safety upgrades, and new nuclear reactors can’t get going, much angst is going on . in USAUK, and especially Japan.  Nuclear corporations and their obedient governments are in a bit of a panic about this. USA – always the leader, is  panicking most about what to do with nuclear wastes.

But – there’s  a brighter side to all this, for the nuclear industry.  Cleaning up radioactive trash, or “decommissioning’  (that’s  a nicer word) is becoming  a bonanza for the nuclear corporations. Westinghouse has just dumped its plans for making Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs – they left out the word ‘nuclear’ because it put people off even more than people were off already)  Westinghouse is instead going to do decommissioning.  Other nuclear companies are turning in that direction, too.

India soon to have elections. Despite pro nuclear major parties, there’s a growing young Aam Aadmi Party uniting in opposition to nuclear power

Renewable energy  forges ahead, world-wide, – especially in China

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April 10, 2014 - Posted by | Christina's notes

1 Comment »

  1. Look what happens when a country TRIES to go with renewable energy;


    Comment by orange | April 10, 2014 | Reply

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