Nuclear waste: Huntsman slams door on Italian import

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has wisely waded into the fray, and from all indications, dealt a knock-out blow to EnergySolutions' plan to import low-level radioactive waste from Italy's nuclear power industry.

Huntsman said he will instruct his representative on the board of the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-level Radioactive Waste, state Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Director Bill Sinclair, to vote against the plan on May 8. And Sinclair says he will comply with the governor's request.

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Fuel for scandal

Saturday, May 17, 2008

An ailing new nuclear plant at Sellafield will cost taxpayers billions, unless Gordon Brown has the courage to shut it down

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It’s the Economics, Stupid: Nuclear Power's Bogeyman

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It turns out nuclear power’s biggest worry isn’t Yucca Mountain, Three Mile Island ghosts, or environmental protesters. It’s economics.

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Bad reactions

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The figures just don't stack up for the argument that new nuclear power stations will ensure a secure and sustainable energy source.

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Reasonable Doubt

Thursday, April 24, 2008

AMONG the many environmental concerns surrounding nuclear power plants, there is one that provokes public anxiety like no other: the fear that children living near nuclear facilities face an increased risk of cancer. Though a link has long been suspected, it has never been proven. Now that seems likely to change.

Studies in the 1980s revealed increased incidences of childhood leukaemia near nuclear installations at Windscale (now Sellafield), Burghfield and Dounreay in the UK. Later studies near German nuclear facilities found a similar effect. The official response was that the radiation doses from the nearby plants were too low to explain the increased leukaemia. The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment, which is responsible for advising the UK government, finally concluded that the explanation remained unknown but was not likely to be radiation.

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Germany Follows Own Non-Nuclear Energy Path

Thursday, January 17, 2008

If Germany can prove that fighting climate change doesn't necessarily require nuclear power, other nations will follow. But if Germany fails, a nuclear renaissance may result, says DW's Jens Thurau.

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel had his chance to shine in December at the Bali climate conference. No country, the energetic Social Democratic politician says, is similarly engaged in protecting the climate as Germany.

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The back end; a renewable resource

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Spent nuclear fuel is now being widely referred to as 'used' nuclear fuel and reprocessing is fast becoming 'recycling'. Before long, those countries that 'recycle' their 'used' nuclear fuel will claim that nuclear power is a renewable source of energy.

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