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USA’s nuclear waste crisis- the turmoil continues

NRC panel: Nuclear waste dump process continues, Google hosted news, By KEN RITTER (AP) – 30 June 2010, LAS VEGAS — A Nuclear Regulatory Commission legal panel put a proposal for a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada back on track Tuesday, at least until the full commission decides whether the Department of Energy can withdraw its plan. Continue reading

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USA lags behind Europe in forward looking energy policy

Perhaps no single horizon better illustrates Europe’s technological advances and capacity for innovation, combined with political will and future-thinking, than its leadership in pushing the world toward a new era of renewable energy, conservation, and low greenhouse gas economies.

Obama Needs an Energy Policy Like Europe’s: Lessons From the Gulf of Mexico, THE HUFFINGTON POST, June 29, 2010 “………with millions of gallons of toxic black oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the United States could learn plenty from Europe about energy policy.

By forging ahead with widespread implementation of innovative conservation practices, renewable energy technologies and fuel efficient transportation, Europe has managed to reduce its ‘ecological footprint’ to half that of the United States for the same standard of living. Continue reading

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UK renewable energy feed in tariff a boon for rural estates

Rural estates and farms could use the new renewable energy feed-in tariff scheme to increase their annual income by tens of thousands of pounds each year

UK – Renewable energy feed-in tariffs set to transform rural estate incomes, according to Knight Fr  Meat Trade news Daily, 50 June 2010, Key points:  Continue reading

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Climate Change is Real, but Nuclear Power is Not the Answer

Time is running out for the expensive, dangerous, dirty, nuclear power industry. The nuclear lobby’s desperate propaganda is that the industry is clean, and is a solution to global warming. That is a lie.

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Airport scanning radiation risk much worse than previously thought

(UK) Airport body scanners deliver radiation dose 20 times higher than first thought, warns expert  Daily Mail  30th June 2010 Full body scanners at airports could increase your risk of skin cancer, experts warn…. scientists say radiation from the scanners has been underestimated and could be particularly risky for children. They say that the low level beam does deliver a small dose of radiation to the body but because the beam concentrates on the skin – one of the most radiation-sensitive organs of the human body – that dose may be up to 20 times higher than first estimated…..
The most likely risk from the airport scanners is a common type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma, …..Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s centre for radiological research said: ‘There really is no other technology around where we’re planning  to X-ray such an enormous number of individuals. It’s really unprecedented in  the radiation world.’ Airport body scanners deliver radiation dose 20 times higher than first thought | Mail Online

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Uranium milling’s legacy of cancer

One family who left the area knows well the paradox uranium has brought to the region. They lived in Uravan in the 1960s and paid a tragic price for living in the old mill town. Three daughters died of cancer. The parents each have lost cancer-ridden body organs. They still have ties to the area and requested anonymity given the contentious nature of the uranium debate in the valley.

Is It Time to Restart the Uranium Industry in the U.S.?  Scientific American By Nathan Rice and The Daily Climate June 29, 2010 A proposal to build the nation’s first uranium mill in 25 years has divided opinions Continue reading

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Eight Big Questions about Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Power? 8 Questions Need to Be Answered, THE HUFFINGTON POST,  by Brendan Smith 29 June 2010, Here are eight questions that we should answer before, not after, we head down the nuclear path:
1. Are nuclear hazards any different from other hazards we accept every day?…..The scale, deadliness, and unstoppability of radiation after leakage or an accident at a mine or power plant make nuclear energy unique. Dare we create an energy system where one mistake could turn an entire American region into another Chernobyl? Continue reading

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North Korea “bolstering its nuclear deterrent”

North Korea: Pyongyang to boost nuclear arsenal, Spero News, 29 June 2010, North Korea wants to “bolster its nuclear deterrent” against threats from the United States and other nations. Experts believe that it is bluffing because it is decades away from developing an H-bomb. Continue reading

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Claims that USA kidnapped nuclear scientist

‘Nuclear scientist’ tells Iran TV he fled US agents, Google hosted news, (AFP) – 30 June 2010, TEHRAN — A man claiming to be an Iranian nuclear scientist whom Tehran alleges the United States kidnapped said he has escaped from US agents, in a video screened on Tuesday on Iranian television. Continue reading

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Court ruling in facour of anti uranium protestors

Anti-uranium protesters win legal costs from SA Government , ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 30 June 2010, A court has ordered the South Australian Government to pay the legal bills of nine people who were assaulted and unlawfully detained during an anti-uranium protest. Continue reading

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