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Nuclear lobby hiring “green” spruikers

Still more fluff, lies and radiation from TMI and the new nuke media machine OpEd News by Harvey Wasserman 25 Nov 09 “…….the hype about alleged green support for new reactors. Latest is a carefully contrived piece of industry fluff from one Anthony Faiola, whose “Nuclear Power Regains Support” has just been featured atop the Washington Post. Continue reading

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Radiation over-exposure – another hospital incident

Another hospital reports over exposure KHTS News by Jeremiah McDaniel  November 24 2009 In what is beginning to seem like a recurring scene, another hospital has come forward and reported that some of its patients were exposed to high doses of radiation during CT scans.The overdoses happened at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where ten patients accidentally received three to four times higher doses of radiation during their procedures………….. Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, safety, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

New book on nuclear economics

NUCLEAR ENERGY IS SIMPLY COUNTERPRODUCTIVE (& NEW ENERGY IS THE BEST BUY) New Energy News 25 Nov 09 Generating Failure; How Building Nuclear Power Plants Would Set America Back in the Race Against Global WarmingTravis Madsen, Tony Dutzik, Bernadette Del Chiaro and Rob Sargent, November 2009 (Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center)

SUMMARY Expert evidence continues to accrue relegating nuclear energy to the category of “yesterday’s answer.” There is a move afoot in Congress to dramatically up spending for new nuclear energy projects. Bad idea. Look at the evidence. Don’t do it………………………

NewEnergyNews: NUCLEAR ENERGY IS SIMPLY COUNTERPRODUCTIVE (& NEW ENERGY IS THE BEST BUY)

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Nuclear lobby ignores aging, cracking reactors

As U.S. Probes Radiation at Three Mile Island, Christian Parenti on Enduring “Zombie Nuke Plants” Nationwide Democracy Now 25 Nov 09 Interview with Christian Parenti “………One of the problems is that radiation makes metal brittle, so these plants are in serious disrepair. Continue reading

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French nuclear company marketing a dirty old solution

Accident casts fresh doubt on nuclear safety, Baltimore Sun 25 Nov 09 In the current issue of Scientific American, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi propose a technically feasible, clean and efficient energy future from wind, water and sun. They note that wind – at 7 cents per kwh and projected to drop to 4 cents by 2020 – is getting cheaper than new nuclear, which is growing more expensive. Continue reading

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South East Asia taking action on climate change

Hot air over Australia  Grant Anderson – News – Business Spectator 26 Nov 09 A report released this week that I co-authored, One Hat Does Not Fit All, illustrates that a number of our neighbours in the Asia Pacific region are highly cognisant of the challenges climate change presents Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, ASIA, climate change, renewable | , , | Leave a comment

Uranium milling dangers still real today

Point to incidents of contamination at modern-day facilities BY JOHN R. CRANE NOVEMBER 24, 2009 • DANVILLE, VA. Though uranium milling has come a long way since the days of minimal regulations and crude processing methods, mining foes say tailings leaks could still pose a threat to the environment.. Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, environment | | 1 Comment

Taxpayer to take the risk of nuclear plants

Protecting Georgians from Unfair Costs for New Reactors November 24th, 2009 › Clean Energy › Sara Barczak “……………..Historical Boondoggles
In the 1970s and 80s the utility industry made a huge financial mess when they built nuclear reactors. There were construction delays and huge cost overruns; many projects were canceled after spending billions of dollars. Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, business and costs, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

Climate change answer is sustainability, not nuclear

Nuclear power as the solution to our carbon emissions problem? Biocitizen By Kurt Heidinger on Nov 24, 2009 Today we learn, courtesy of the Washington Post, that “nuclear power is the “new” solution to humanity’s carbon emissions problem”. Continue reading

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New nukes just a pipe-dream – old nukes are the problem

What To Do With Zombie Nuke Plants  CBS News November 24, 2009 by Christian Parenti: Thirty Years Affter The Three Mile Island Partial Meltdown, Old Plants Pose The Real Nuclear Power Threat.  Oyster Creek Generating Station, .. the oldest in the country, was slated to close in 2009 when its original forty-year license was ending. Continue reading

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Nuclear pollution in Russia

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The Hays Daily News By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer

DNIPRODZERZHYNSK, Ukraine (AP) — Twenty years ago, when the Iron Curtain came down, the world gagged in horror as it witnessed firsthand the ravages inflicted on nature by the Soviet industrial machine. Continue reading

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Nuclear critics imprisoned in China

For blue skies, first clear the air on human rights

The Washington Post By Zhang Zuhua and Jiang Qishen

November 22, 2009 “………………Sun Xiaodi, in Gansu province, complained for years about pollution from a uranium mine and recently accused local officials of fraud. In July he was sentenced to two years in a labor-reform facility for “illegally providing state secrets overseas” and “rumor-mongering.” His daughter Sun Haiyan was sentenced to 18 months on the same charges……………….”

Zhang Zuhua and Jiang Qisheng — To help fix the climate, fix human rights in China – washingtonpost.com

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Belated information on nuclear radiation leak

Exelon draws criticism for late notice on TMI incident

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Nov. 24-Exelon Corp. is facing criticism for waiting hours to inform local officials about an alarm Saturday signaling increased airborne radiation at its Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Continue reading

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Legal action against US state’s nuclear plan

Protecting Georgians from Unfair Costs for New Reactors November 24th, 2009 › Clean Energy › Sara Barczak Concerned your home or business electric bills will increase needlessly for new nuclear power reactors that may never get built? Or if these reactors get built in Georgia, concerned there’s no telling how high your electric bills could get? Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, Legal, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

Non radiation methods are safer than mammograms

Mammogram  controversy and using safer alternatives for breast exams, Creative loafing November 24, 2009  by Carol Roberts
So what’s this about mammograms? The iconic breast screening exam has been called into question by a stellar panel from Harvard, Stanford and other such institutions who were tasked by the federal government to determine the efficacy and safety of the test. Continue reading

November 25, 2009 Posted by | 1, 2 WORLD, health | , , , , | Leave a comment