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  • Public consultations and public confidence

    Blogpost by Justin - 2 October, 2008 at 19:36 1 comment

    Nuclear energy is truly a globalised industry. Countries and companies across the world share reactor designs, components, and construction techniques. Hand in hand with that, those countries also share design faults, component failures, and construct... Read more >

  • Nuclear energy news for October 2 2008

    Blogpost by Justin - 2 October, 2008 at 17:40

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    US News & World Report: A Moribund Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Shows Sign of Life

    ‘Renewed calls for building new nuclear reactors to cope with a worrisome energy future have become a popular theme on the campaign trail for candidates like John McCain, but any effort faces a serious obstacle—the moribund state of the nation's nuclear manufacturing industry.’

    World Nuclear News: Areva and others beat loan guarantee deadline

    ‘Areva has submitted an application for a US government loan guarantee for its proposed Eagle Rock uranium enrichment facility. Would-be reactor builders Duke Energy and PPL also managed to get their applications in by the 29 September deadline.’

    Washington Post: Senate Backs Far-Reaching Nuclear Trade Deal With India

    ‘The bill, which passed 86 to 13, goes to President Bush for his signature, handing the chief executive a rare victory that both advocates and foes say will reverberate for decades. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who conceived of the deal, have pushed hard for it from the earliest weeks of the president's second term.’

    Vue Weekly: Dr Helen Caldicott: Truth is stranger than fission

    ‘For more than 35 years, Dr Helen Caldicott has been an outspoken critic of the follies of the nuclear age, dedicating her life to shining a spotlight on the risks posed to human health and the environment by both nuclear weapons and the widespread use of nuclear power. Read more >

  • Atomic Economics & Senator McCain

    Blogpost by Justin - 1 October, 2008 at 20:10

    Just as Americans are being asked to back the biggest bailout in U.S. history, Senator McCain’s would again put the American taxpayer on the hook for yet another corporate giveaway.

    Senator McCain wants to build 100 more nuclear reactors in the U.S., 4... Read more >

  • Nuclear accidents and fatalities: the numbers

    Blogpost by Justin - 1 October, 2008 at 20:08 4 comments

    In an article for EnergyBiz magazine, Benjamin K. Sovacool has some figures on the number of accidents and casualties caused by the nuclear industry: Read more >

    One recent study published in the May issue of Energy Policy looked at major energy accidents from 190...
  • Nuclear energy news for October 1 2008

    Blogpost by Justin - 1 October, 2008 at 18:58

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    New York Times: A Bad India Deal

    ‘The House of Representatives approved President Bush’s ill-conceived nuclear agreement with India last week, shrugging off concerns that the deal could m... Read more >

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