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USA must end the production of nuclear wastes

If the Obama administration and congressional democrats are serious about shutting down the Yucca Mountain project, then they need to double down on that instinct by ending the production of nuclear waste altogether. But funding a new generation of nuclear reactors with taxpayer dollars while harpooning all plans to store the associated waste is short-sighted and dangerous.

Radioactive Yucca Mountain Politics Power 2010 Campaigns | Environment | Change.org, by Ben Buchwalter July 17, 2010 When the Obama administration announced in March that it would make good on a campaign promise to close the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository, it had to know this would be an uphill battle. Continue reading

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June 2010 – weather extremes, and world’s hottest month ever

Warmest June on record globally. Better Panic Now !, 19 July 2010,  (CNN) — Last month was the warmest June on record worldwide, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue reading

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Egypt to showcase profitable renewable energy

“Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind farms,” Abou El-Ella said………….According to an environment ministry official in the Red Sea, Egypt has the potential to “show the world how renewable energy can be profitable and sustainable.”

Egypt to Build Two 100 MW Solar Energy Plants | Green Prophet, 19 July 2010, Egypt gets serious about building solar energy plants on top of its 500 MW plant, with bids open for 1,000 MW more. Continue reading

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Germany aiming for 100% renewable energy

Germany targets switch to 100% renewables for its electricity by 2050  July 18, 2010 The Energy Collective, Germany could derive all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 and become the world’s first major industrial nation to kick the fossil-fuel habit, the country’s Federal Environment Agency said today. Continue reading

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Brain diseases in Punjab children affected by uranium

the presence of the metal in the soil is a dangerous sign and it has a life span of a billion years.

VIDEO Doctors link uranium contamination to disabled Punjab children Channel NewsAsia, Damanjeet Kohli,  19 July 2010 Traces of uranium have been found in a large number of autistic children in India’s northern state of Punjab….. A study was conducted to find out the cause of the growing number of cerebral palsy and epilepsy among children in the district. Continue reading

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Malaysia’s potential for renewable, not nuclear, energy

(Malaysia) Rethink going nuclear, Hilary Chiew, 18 July 2010 If a temperate country like Germany can be the first country to launch a successful feed-in tariff system based on renewable solar energy, there is no reason why Malaysia can’t do it, says Hilary Chiew Continue reading

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Video on depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome

Iraq War Q&A: 12) Depleted Uranium and Gulf War Syndrome

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75 tons of depleted uranium in Gaza following Israeli attacks

No less than 75 tons of depleted uranium found in Gaza soil and subsoil as aftermath of Israeli attacks | Gauhar.com, 16 July 2010, Gaza / PNN – ‘Citizens Action to Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Completely’ has prepared a 33 page report showing the presence of tens of tons of depleted uranium in the Gaza Strip.The Israeli attacks of late December and January are the culprit, report the international organization.”The quantity of depleted uranium may amount to no less than 75 tons found in the soil and subsoil in the Gaza Strip,” is the study’s quote. Continue reading

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Need to curb overuse of medical ionising radiation

Nearly 400 patients in the U.S. who underwent brain-perfusion scans are known to have received an overdose of radiation. How many folks have received a ‘brain sizzle’ that we do not know about?
• Radiation doses from CAT scans are hundreds of times higher than standard x-rays.
• There is persuasive medical evidence that radiation is carcinogenic.

CT Scan Risks: Radiation Danger and Overuse Threatens Patients, MD Whistleblower, 18 July 2010, Continue reading

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