Article: Statistically assessing of the risks of commercial nuclear energy

“The accident at Fukushima in 2011 – which is expected to cost at least 170 Billion US Dollars – brought again the issue of the safety of nuclear power generation to the attention of the public. Unsatisfied with the perceived overly optimistic risk assessments provided by the industry, both academia and the media attempted to provide some kind of assessment. A main obstacle in such studies is the fact that the industry regulator (the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA) does not publish data about historical accidents.”

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Article: Seven Top Engineers Break Ranks to Warn of Critical Danger at Aging Nuclear Plants

“Seven top Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts have taken the brave rare step of publicly filing an independent finding warning that nearly every U.S. atomic reactor has a generic safety flaw that could spark a disaster.

The warning mocks the latest industry push to keep America’s remaining 99 nukes from being shut by popular demand, by their essential unprofitability, or, more2016.10.3 bf wassermanseriously, by the kind of engineering collapse against which the NRC experts are now warning.

As of January 1, the world has more installed wind capacity than nuke. More than $360 billion was invested last year in renewables, dwarfing new reactor investments.”

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When the engineers finally blow the whistle you KNOW things are getting critical. That means the economic forces at the top are making really bad decisions that are putting us ALL at RISK.
PS> Radiation does not recognize boundaries on maps.

Article: Chief Pat Madahbee says Anishinabek Nation won’t change stance on nuclear waste repositories

““We respect federal minister of environment and climate change Catherine McKenna in requesting additional studies before she can make an environmental decision,” Chief Madahbee told the Anishinabek News in its February 23, 2016 edition. “However, it still does not change our position.”

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was planning to bury low to intermediate level radioactive waste beside Lake Huron, within Saugeen Ojibway Nations territory.

Lake Huron supplies drinking water to millions of people in Canada and the US, and it is also a significant ecosystem that supports the livelihoods of the Anishinabek Nation. OPG is facing international opposition as 184 municipalities have passed resolutions opposing OPG’s proposal and proposed waste repository.”

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Article: We don’t leave them dying

“think the molten fuel was scattered everywhere. Nobody is sure where exactly is. However one thing sure is some parts of it are in our own bodies and in animal bodies living in Japan.

It has been 5 years, but the slogan is still “40 years to Fukushima decommissioning”. The moment of decommissioning keeps escaping like mirage. Moreover, Hayashi, the minister of Economy said we do our best to complete Fukushima decommissioning in 40 years, but we don’t promise it will be done within 40 years.

NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) suggested to seek a way not to remove the molten fuel. The chairman of NRA even stated he is not interested in the frozen water wall underground. Muon proved none of the molten fuel is remaining above the ground.

We are all finally starting to realize what actually happened 5 years ago.
The 6th year will be the year when we must face the reality that we kept on trying to ignore.”

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Article: Dispelling the nuclear ‘baseload’ myth: nothing renewables can’t do better!

“We have all heard the claim. We need nuclear power because, along with big hydropower, it’s the only low carbon generation technology that can supply ‘reliable baseload power’ on a large scale.

For example, the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, attempted to justify the decision to build the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station on the grounds that “we have to secure baseload electricity.””

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“Hi all… Sorry this is pretty rough around the edges and done in a hurry but just wanted to share some photos and a few words about what is happening here in Fukushima at the moment.. ”

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Hi all… Sorry this is pretty rough around the edges and done in a hurry but just wanted to share some photos and a few words about what is happening here in Fukushima at the moment.. Its been a pretty stressful few days and maybe more tomorrow as we walk to the ocean about 6km’s from the nuclear plant.. (still debating if I’ll go!!) I’ll put some more stuff together soon and post…

Article: From Fukushima to Saskatchewan: Canada’s Uranium Trap

“But the Daiichi plant didn’t fail just because of a natural catastrophe. It also failed due to the self interest of Japan’s power elites. Upon investigation, it is clear that regulation was lax by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA). The owner,DisasterTEPCO, ignored safety reports, falsified records, and called in political favors from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to avoid remediation. Lax regulation was also due to NISA’s conflict of interest – being a branch of the Trade Ministry, charged with promoting nuclear power.

All 50 reactors nationally had to be shut down and now there is a municipal campaign to prevent their reopening. A national petition has been signed by 7.5 million people to this effect. Yet the current government, the Democratic Party, has restarted two reactors in Ohi, western Japan while promising a more autonomous regulatory approach in the future.

As Japan’s power elites define the nation’s economic interests, an energy economy that carries catastrophic risk trumps basic human security.”

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