Nuclear

03/06/19
Author: 
Giff Johnson
Picture taken by the US Defense Nuclear Agency in 1980, shows the huge dome built over top of a crater left by one of the 43 nuclear nuclear tests over Runit Island in Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. (GIFF JOHNSON / US DEFENCE NUCLEAR AGENCY / AFP)

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AFP) — As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small — but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

The dome — described by a UN chief Antonio Guterres as “a kind of coffin” — was built two decades after the blast in the Pacific ocean region.

21/05/19
Author: 
Kyle Swenson

 

May 20, 2019 - At 6:45 a.m. on March 1, 1954, the blue sky stretching over the south Pacific Ocean was split open by an enormous red flash.

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09/11/18
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Federal Green Party of Canada

 Nov 8, 2018

Watch press conference with Elizabeth May here .

09/11/18
Author: 
M.V. Ramana
November 7, 2018

Ottawa is pushing a new smaller, modular nuclear plant that could only pay off if mass produced.

M. V. Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC, and the author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India, Penguin Books, New Delhi (2012).
 
17/10/17
Author: 
Harvey Wasserman
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant at Port St. Lucie, Florida

Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters yet to come.

15/08/17
Author: 
Union Staff

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities – Kori 5 and Kori 6.

23/05/17
Author: 
Michael Shields and John Miller

 

May 21, 2017

Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.

Provisional final figures showed support at 58.2 percent under the Swiss system of direct democracy, which gives voters final say on major policy issues.

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