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Nuclear plants are vulnerable to earthquakes, hurricanes, and attacks - are you at risk?

Blog by Jim Riccio | August 26, 2011 1 comment

New Yorkers rally to shut down Indian Point in Manhattan on August 12, 2011 108 million. That’s how many people live within 50 miles of a nuclear plant in the United States, as our new nuclear locator map shows. It’s an...

Fukushima meltdown: two months later, Japan's government still drags its feet

Blog by Greg McNevin | May 17, 2011 3 comments

In the latest in its ongoing series of late-night announcements, TEPCO this week finally admitted that the core of Fukushima’s reactor 1 started melting a mere five hours after the March 11 earthquake, and reached full meltdown...

Rainbow Warrior to begin analysis on radioactive samples

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 10, 2011 2 comments

After a week of sailing and conducting radiation sampling along the Fukushima coast, the Rainbow Warrior is now at anchor in Yokohama and our team is preparing to start detailed analysis on what we collected. As the government...

Congressman Markey's Letter to President Obama: Who's In Charge If Nuclear Disaster...

Blog by jim riccio | March 13, 2011 4 comments

Markey: Who's In Charge If Nuclear Disaster Hits America? U.S. Govt. Lacks Coordinated Plan, Says Markey; Congressman Expresses Concerns Over Lack of Nuclear "Emergency Pills," Calls for Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors in U.S. ...

Japan map - Fukushima

Image | March 12, 2011 at 11:37

At 2:46pm (local time), March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in Japan's history caused the automatic shut down of nuclear reactors across the country and damaged several.

Nuclear Never Safe

Blog by Jim Riccio | June 16, 2011 7 comments

This morning, Greenpeace delivered a message to Chairman Gregory Jaczko and the other nuclear bureaucrats of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and their Senate overseers on Capitol Hill.  Despite the testimony from NRC that US...

Another nail in the coffin for the "nuclear renaissance"

Blog by Jarred Cobb | May 23, 2011 3 comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a statement on Friday about the new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor. In the grand tradition of breaking bad news on a Friday, the NRC was trying to bury a significant blow to the...

Nuclear crisis in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind

Blog by Andrew Davies | March 15, 2011 11 comments

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. Radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now...

Greenpeace activist wears a gas mask in protest

Image | April 1, 2007 at 19:00

Greenpeace activist wears a gas mask in protest of "Indonuclear 2007" conference held at Sultan Hotel in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is fast-tracking plans to build its first nuclear reactor in Jepara, on the island of Java, where an...

Ten years after 9-11: Nuclear Plants and Their Deadly Wastes Still Vulnerable

Blog by Jim Riccio | September 9, 2011 2 comments

A decade ago, nineteen suicidal terrorists hijacked airliners and turned them into weapons by flying them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Since those horrific attacks, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the...

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