nuclear power

Sat
07
Jan

Long-promised nuclear revival has run out of steam

Paul Brown
The Ecologist
4th January 2017

A legacy of lies and covered-up accidents has left nuclear energy with a serious credibility gap, writes Paul Brown. But poor safety is only the beginning of the industry's problems. With 'new improved' reactor designs all running late and way over budget, any nuclear revival can only be sustained at massive, unaffordable taxpayer cost.

There have been three well-documented major nuclear accidents in the last 60 years, each one accompanied by official lies and cover-ups.

 There have been other less well-known serious accidents that have been so effectively hushed up that decades later there are only the sketchiest details available.

Sun
21
Feb

No bliss in this ignorance: the great Fukushima nuclear cover-up

Linda Pentz Gunter
The Ecologist
20th February 2016

The Japanese were kept in the dark from the start of the Fukushima disaster about high radiation levels and their dangers to health, writes Linda Pentz Gunter. In order to proclaim the Fukushima area 'safe', the Government increased exposure limits to twenty times the international norm. Soon, many Fukushima refugees will be forced to return home to endure damaging levels of radiation.

Dr. Tetsunari Iida is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) in Japan.

As such, one might have expected a recent presentation he gave in the UK within the hallowed halls of the House of Commons, to have focused on Japan's capacity to replace the electricity once generated by its now mainly shuttered nuclear power plants, with renewable energy.

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