Dozens of nuclear blunders ‘ignored’

Dozens of nuclear blunders ‘ignored’

The nuclear safety regulator has been accused of turning a blind eye to dozens of serious mistakes at power plants and military bases.

A torpedo inadvertently fired by a Navy warship at the nuclear submarine dock in Plymouth and three road accidents involving vehicles carrying radioactive material were among the events dismissed as posing no danger.

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Smokescreen

Smokescreen

The Fairewinds Crew created this special 2-minute animation to show you why building new nukes is a lost opportunity for humankind with precious time and money wasted on the wrong choice. At least $8.2 Trillion would be needed to build the 1,000 atomic reactors the nuclear industry wants – that’s 1 reactor every 12-days for 35-years. Watch the animation to see what it means and why!

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Truthout: Nuclear Power Is Not "Green Energy": It Is a Fount of Atomic Waste (Arnie Gundersen)

Truthout: Nuclear Power Is Not "Green Energy": It Is a Fount of Atomic Waste (Arnie Gundersen)

Starting in 1971, I became a card-carrying member of the "nuclear priesthood." I began as a licensed nuclear reactor operator and progressed through the industry to become a senior vice president. I believed, with religious fervor, that by helping to build and operate atomic power reactors, I would be creating power that was "too cheap to meter."

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Is Solar Power in Nuclear Disaster Exclusion Zones Advisable?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Is Solar Power in Nuclear Disaster Exclusion Zones Advisable?

Fukushima, Japan, is seeing solar panels sprout up near that country’s stricken nuclear power plant. It seems that there is a trend underway, in widely scattered parts of the world, that have atomic power disasters in common. But is it really advisable to have solar generating facilities in the exclusion zones created by a nuclear catastrophe?

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