nuclear-news

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

Marshall islanders affected by radiation, and now, climate change

Marshallese president: Climate change real threat
Taiwan News B y JON GAMBRELL Associated Press2009-09-2 The president of the Marshall Islands said Monday that his nation is one of the “forefront victims” of climate change and called on the world to address a growing environmental disaster that is forcing his citizens to higher ground. Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, climate change, OCEANIA | , , , | Leave a comment

Radioactive uranium tailings problems in Central Asia

PM: We expect prompt decisions on Kyrgyz uranium tailings from our foreign partners 28/09-2009 Bishkek – News Agency “24.kg”, By Daniyar KARIMOV
“We expect prompt decisions on uranium tailings’ problem in Kyrgyzstan from our foreign partners and international organizations,” Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, Kyrgyzstan, wastes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spain will gradually close nuclear plants

Spain says has power to spare, can phase out nukes  Sep 28, 2009  By Martin Roberts MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s top energy official said on Monday the country had enough spare generating capacity to phase out nuclear power stations Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, climate change, ENERGY, Spain | , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear accident: Japanese victims seek justice

Scars linger from nuclear accident
The Japan Times , Sept. 29, 2009 10 years later, couple still fights in court while village grapples with how to move forwardTOKAIMURA, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) On Sept. 30, 1999, Shoichi Oizumi and his wife Keiko couldn’t figure out why helicopters were hovering over their auto parts factory in the village of Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture…. Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Nuclear Power Really “Carbon Neutral?”

Tree Hugger

Pablo Paster, San Francisco on 09.28.09

“…… nuclear energy is not “carbon neutral.” Wind and solar can also not be said to be entirely without greenhouse gas emissions. But with truly renewable energy sources such as solar and wind we are talking about a one-time “investment” of greenhouse gas emissions when the solar panels or windmills are built. Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, 2 WORLD, climate change | , , , | Leave a comment

Lethal Legacy? Abandoned uranium mines bring health worries

Lethal Legacy? Abandoned uranium mines bring health worries The Alliance September 28, 2009 BUFFALO — In a series of bluffs and buttes near the Montana and South Dakota border are the leavings of the atomic age. Continue reading

September 29, 2009 Posted by | 1, health | , , , , , | Leave a comment