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Nadia Prupis – ‘Last Gasp of Dying Industry’: Nuclear Experts Decry First New US Reactor in 20 Years

The first new nuclear reactor in the United States in 20 years went live on Wednesday in Tennessee, in what at least one nuclear expert is calling the “last gasp of a dying industry.” The Watts Bar 2 reactor, which began construction decades ago but faltered, only picking up again in the last four years, is now producing electricity for …

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California Nukes To Shut Down; New York Nukes Troubled: Living on Earth interview with Arjun Makhijani

PG&E has decided to take the aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near an earthquake fault in California offline by 2025 and replace its electric power with wind and solar. But the even older Indian Point reactors near New York City continue in service despite defects and opposition. The President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Arjun Makhijani, joins …

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Harvey Wasserman – Nuclear’s Last Stand? New York’s Cuomo Rushes in to Save Dying Plants

New York’s “liberal” Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ram through a complex backdoor bailout package worth up to $11 billion to keep at least four dangerously decrepit nuclear reactors operating. To many proponents of safe energy, the move comes as a shock. Its outcome will have monumental consequences for nuclear power and the future of our energy supply. For years, Governor …

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Vincent Di Stefano – The Slow Bleed: Fukushima Five Years On

The melt down of three nuclear reactors at Fukushima in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami of 11th March 2011 seems to have quietly slipped out of our collective awareness – as quietly as the cauldrons of radioactive elements that were once within the active cores of the reactors invisibly bleed into the groundwaters and seawaters of the region. …

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Ellen Cantarow and Alison Rose Levy – A Fukushima on the Hudson?

It was a beautiful spring day and, in the control room of the nuclear reactor, the workers decided to deactivate the security system for a systems test. As they started to do so, however, the floor of the reactor began to tremble. Suddenly, its 1,200-ton cover blasted flames into the air. Tons of radioactive radium and graphite shot 1,000 meters …

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Oliver Tickell – Fukuzilla? China’s nuclear boom threatens global catastrophe

China’s plans for 400 nuclear reactors threaten global catastrophe, writes Oliver Tickell. In the normal way of things we could expect major accidents every few years, but with 300 reactors along China’s seismically active coast, a major tsunami would be a Fukushima on steroids – wiping out much of China and contaminating the whole planet. Tsunamic waves generated in the …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.22.15

Paul Blanch has had 45 years experience in the nuclear power industry. Earlier he was a nuclear operations engineer and a Navy Submarine Reactor operator. He was been a nuclear engineer and designer for several reactors including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee plants. In addition he has been employed or hired as a consultant for Maine Yankee, Indian Point via Entergy, the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Entergy Institute and various state agencies. Paul has also been an expert witness on behalf states initiatives to prevent relicensing of aging reactors including Indian Point, Vermont Yankee and Seabrook, and in support of plaintiffs filing suit against energy corporations. Recently , Paul has had a chance to review withheld documents from the National Regulatory Commission through a freedom of information act submission that show the NRC and the owners of Indian Point nuclear reactor – Entergy – are jeopardizing the health and lives of 10s of millions of people throughout the tri-state area by pushing forward with a high pressured natural gas pipeline only 105 feet from the nuclear facility. More information and ways people can act to stop the pipeline can be found on Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion website SAPE2016.org

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 09.10.15

The great KARL GROSSMAN tells us about the DANGERS OF ATOMIC RADIATION and the grassroots victory that kept Long Island’s SHOREHAM NUKE from operating.

Karl is a Professor of Journalism, award-winning TV host and author of numerous books and articles that circulate throughout the internet at nukefree.org, counterpunch.org, commondreams.org, Huffington Post and numerous others. His most recent article, linked at www.nukefree.org, warns that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission may be about to loosen radiation standards and allow the public to be exposed to dangerous doses that could kill untold numbers of innocent people. He warns that this is exactly what’s happening at Fukushima, and that a global effort is desperately needed to shut all atomic reactors worldwide.

Karl played a major role in the successful grassroots struggle that shut the massive $7 billion Shoreham atomic reactor along with others at the Brookhaven Laboratories and elsewhere, rendering Long Island nuclear-free. This can be done on a global scale, he says, especially now that Solartopian technologies are leaving atomic energy in the nuclear dust.

Karl is a powerful, articulate speaker with 45 years of experience on this issue. Don’t miss this interview!

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Fukushima: “Trillions of Becquerels of Radioactive Material Still Flowing Into the Sea, Will Circulate Around Globe”

Interview with NHK journalist Morley Robertson, by the Center for Remembering 3.11, published Jun 30, 2012 (emphasis added): I begin with the radiation leakage. Radiation leakage exerts a long term effect on the environment. It contaminates our food chain, the groundwater and the ocean. And the contaminated seawater will circulate around the globe. We never know how much this will impact on the environment… We’ll never …

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Thom Hartman – Fukushima – Selling Out the Next Generation

Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor to generate power since 2013. And that’s really bad news. Remember what happened in 2013? Why Japan closed all of its reactors abruptly and why we’re still tracing the spread of radioactive material across our Pacific Coast and into the atmosphere? See more news and opinion from Thom Hartmann at Truthout here. First …