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In Canada, it’s time to pull the plug on nuclear

Time to pull the plug on nuclear?, The Star, Robert Bernecky, 29 Jan 2011,”………. Nuclear power continues to be a huge money-losing proposition, filling the pockets of AECL and OPG, while at the same time generating huge amounts of long-lived nuclear waste that nobody know how to dispose of, forcing our children and their children to pay for the excesses of our generation.

This waste has to stop.It is time for Ontario and Canada to stop backing an always-losing horse, and to take that $33 billion slotted for reactor refurbishment, and put it into wind, solar, and other forms of renewable, clean power.Better yet, take some of that money and fund research into ways to embed large-capacity power storage within the grid, so that intermittent power generators can be used to best advantage, and allow scalable growth of power generation in Canada……..”Time to pull plug on nuclear? –


January 29, 2011 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

How ordinary citizens defeated the crooked tactics of a giant nuclear power company

Although they are not experts in the field of radioactive carcinogens, the residents’ many voices were not too intimidated to call the energy giant to account for its actions.

How residents delivered a major upset to GE-Hitachi Canada’s nuclear operations,, By Zach Ruiter and Liat Mandel| January 28, 2011 David versus Goliath has recently been retold as a story of environmental justice: a small group of Trent students and Peterborough residents defeated the General Electric-Hitachi Corporation of Canada (GE) at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) tribunal. Continue reading

January 29, 2011 Posted by | Canada, civil liberties | Leave a comment

Legal technicality leaves Navajo no redress for uranium contaminated land

The Navajo Nation only became aware that the two sites nearby were also contaminated in the early 2000s.

Federal Appeals Court Rules DOE Not Responsible for Navajo Uranium Cleanup By LAWRENCE HURLEY, January 28, 2011 A federal appeals court ruled today that the Department of Energy does not have to remediate two sites on Navajo Nation land that are adjacent to an old uranium mine. Continue reading

January 29, 2011 Posted by | indigenous issues, Legal, USA | Leave a comment

General Electric Hitachi pushing to sell nuclear technology to Poland, at unknown cost

Nuclear power for Poland, but at what price?, Warsaw Business Journal -28th January 2011 The government is pushing to bring its first nuclear power plant online in 2020, but it still has no idea how much the undertaking will cost. Deputy ministers from the Treasury and the Economy Ministry admitted as much earlier this week, saying they have not even commissioned any studies into the issue, Rzeczpospolita reports.
According to the daily, the heads of PGE – Poland’s largest utility and the firm charged with overseeing construction of the nuclear plant – say the cost of building one 3,000 MW plant will be zł.35-55 billion. General Electric Hitachi Nuclear said on Wednesday that it is looking to enter Poland’s nuclear components market…….Nuclear power for Poland, but at what price? – Warsaw Business Journal – Online Portal –

January 29, 2011 Posted by | EUROPE, politics international | 1 Comment

Chilean public not happy as USA and France push for selling nuclear technology to Chile

international environmental activists, Chilean naturalists and the Chilean public in general upset and displeased that the country keeps heading toward the nuclear power option.

U.S. and Chile Seeking Cooperative Nuclear Energy Deal, Despite Displeasure of Many Chileans, Hispanically Speaking News, January 28, 2011  Continue reading

January 29, 2011 Posted by | politics international, SOUTH AMERICA | 1 Comment