Nuclear

Posted on January 07, 2013

by Anna Tilman

Nuclear waste, especially nuclear fuel wastes from reactors, also called high-level radioactive wastes, is the greatest danger caused by the nuclear industry.  This fuel, otherwise known as irradiated fuel or “spent” fuel, contains hundreds of radioactive elements that are the products of fission in a reactor. Many of them are not found in nature. This fuel is lethal in seconds to anyone nearby. It will leave an indelible mark on the planet for eons.

Determined to allay long-standing public concerns about this waste, the

Posted on October 03, 2012

Vancouver was a known hot spot and NO ONE is checking the health impacts.

by Frank Rotering

A recent US study has acknowledged for the first time that fallout from nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s and early 1960s exposed the entire US population to radiation. Although levels were low, they were higher than previously suspected, and heavily concentrated in a number of "hot spots," including California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Posted on September 14, 2012

When you coat a shell with it, it slices through armoured plating as if it was cheese, turning tanks, buildings and bomb shelters into exploding incinerators.

It causes cancer among people who breathe its dust, or touch it. It causes horrible birth defects among the babies of pregnant women who breathe it or touch it. It causes a host of chronic ailments and sicknesses among returning troops.

Posted on August 15, 2012

by Delores Broten

George Bush is doing it. So is China, and the province of Ontario. Not too surprising, but some of the other proponents of new nuclear power plants are startling. If it will allow industrial extraction to continue unabated, we might expect Patrick Moore to be in favour of nuclear as part of a “sustainable future.”

Posted on July 17, 2012

Building nuclear plants is a waste of time, money, and fossil fuels. It is not sustainable. Here’s why.

by Jim Harding 

I have been closely watching the controversy over the Energy Alberta-AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited) proposal to build nuclear plants in the Peace River area to power the tar sands extraction. While some local politicians may think this presents great economic opportunities, I think the “golden egg” will again prove to be a myth. Without huge subsidies, nuclear power might not even survive in today’s energy market. It’s no coincidence that private investors avoid nuclear, and that the government must

Posted on April 17, 2012

Fukushima Update # 81: April 9, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Polar bears as well as seals and walruses in Alaska are being found with radiation- related hair loss and skin lesions. Of course the officials are not saying this. They are "investigating" the cause!

Posted on February 14, 2012

Fukushima Update #80, February 13 & 14, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Xenon gas has been detected in Unit 2.
TEPCO's press handout from this morning has the details.

Posted on February 11, 2012

Fukushima Update #79, February 11, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

This is getting serious.

RPV Temperature at 74.9 degrees C (highest since this whole tragi/comedy began) and cooling water increased to 14.5 tons/hour.

Posted on February 07, 2012
Fukushima Update #78, February 7, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

TEPCO increased the volume of water being injected into Unit 2 by 35% in the early hours of February 7.
This attempt to lower the temperature has stabilized it around 70 degrees C. But it has not lowered it significantly.

Posted on February 06, 2012

Fukushima Update #77, February 6, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Problems at Fukushima continue to mount.

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