Nuclear

Posted on January 01, 2014

 As you will all remember, TEPCO’s plans for decontaminating the ever increasing amounts of radioactive water accumulating at Fukushima depend upon their ALPS decontamination system. Recently the first hot runs of this system commenced and now a report has been issued in Japanese only on Nov 29.

Posted on December 30, 2014

Decades of organizing and protest rewarded!

Today, thanks to decades of citizen organizing and protest; the wise backing of the elected officials of the State of Vermont; the attempted deception of Vermont Yankee owners, Entergy, whose representatives even lied under oath; and the hopeless economics of nuclear power, the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down permanently.

The lights will not go out. In fact, the New England electric grid operator knew two years ago that permanently closing Vermont Yankee would not affect regional grid stability.

Posted on December 21, 2014

nuclear power stationThe Government also has to prioritise alternatives over the next 12 months to ensure the unreliability of nuclear power does not lead to the lights going off around the country.' According to Roche, unplanned shutdowns cause 'major headaches' for planners trying to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of electricity to homes and offices.

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Posted on November 07, 2014

 

Bruce Hyer, Green Party Deputy Leader to Hold Nuclear Waste Townhalls in Communities across Northwestern Ontario 

OTTAWA November 7, 2014 — Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party and MP for Thunder Bay – Superior North will be hosting a series of town hall meetings across Northwestern Ontario beginning Sunday, November 9 to November 14, 2014.

 

Posted on August 27, 2014

 

August 29th is the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) deadline for comments on its “Hypothetical Severe Nuclear Accident and Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures" report. 

Back in 2012 we all urged the CNSC to consider what would happen if a Fukushima-scale accident took place in Canada. Would the CNSC's emergency measures have been effective?

Posted on August 24, 2014

Efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are progressing at a snail’s pace.

We've been wondering just how Japan has managed for electricity these last couple of years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster caused the country to take all their nuclear plants offline for safety planning. Only a handful, if that, are powered up now.

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Posted on July 15, 2013

Fukushima Update # 83: July 14, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

Headlines around the world this week declared huge increases in levels of radioactive Cesium and Strontium found in test wells on the ocean side of Units 1 and 2 at Fukushima. These were the highest cesium levels found since the March 2011 disaster. This water is leaking into the ocean.

Posted on April 09, 2013

Fukushima Update # 84: April 9, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

The international press is finally catching on to the implications of the latest “water leaks” at Fukushima.

Posted on March 15, 2013

Fukushima Update # 83: March 15, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

Never mind the "mays" and "maybes" in this article, the point is clear.

Since 44% of the water in the harbour is replaced every day with fresh seawater, a massive amount of leakage is going on to keep levels of caesium and strontium at a steady highs.

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