We need an energy system that can fight climate change, based on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Nuclear power already delivers less energy globally than renewable energy, and the share will continue to decrease in the coming years.
Despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste, contribute to further proliferation of nuclear weapons materials, and result in a Chernobyl-scale accident once every decade. Perhaps most significantly, it will squander the resources necessary to implement meaningful climate change solutions.
India’s nuclear power promise is fading despite the deal with US. Here’s why
Grassroots resistance in India to new nuclear power plants — a fact that resulted in considerable delay in commissioning the Kudankulam plant and forced the shifting of...
Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns
Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take.On the plus side, it generates tax money that once paid for a high school...
May the pact NEVER be signed!
Indo-U.S. civil nuclear pact likely to miss June deadline
Bankruptcy of reactor maker Westinghouse clouds operationalisation of the deal.
The Coming Ban on Nuclear Weapons
On March 27, the United Nations will start negotiations on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon states will finally be put to the test: Will they keep their promises to disarm and join the treaty, or will they reject international law and the will of the global communit...
Inspectors find safety irregularities at Creusot nuclear forge in France
Evidence of doctored paperwork found at Areva-owned forge, which has made parts for Hinkley Point
“Nuclear Heartland USA - NukeWatch Book Update by John LaForge” documents the history of nuclear arms and the disarmament movement. The presentation is an engaging based on the audio of John’s power-point presentation in Fellowship Hall, Berkeley, CA. Sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee
Pakistan and India’s position on FMCT
News & Views Mohammad Jamil A fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) is a proposed international agreement that would prohibit the production of the two main components of nuclear weapons: high…
IALANA: Ban treaty should affirm current illegality of the threat and use of nuclear weapons – UNFOLD ZERO
(IALANA), a group of experts in international law and nuclear weapons, the treaty should affirm the illegality of the threat and use of nuclear weapons under existing international law, and the universal obligation to negotiate for complete nuclear disarmament.
Another giant falls.
The Death of Westinghouse
With quite some joy, I just penned the following wikipedia update under Westinghouse Electric Company LLC On March 24, 2017, parent company Toshiba announced Westinghouse Electric Company was filin…
Rosatom to Replace Reactor Vessel at First Unit of Belarusian NPP
According to reports, Rosatom will replace the reactor vessel at the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, currently under construction.