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Fukushima Current Status: “cold shutdown” is cold comfort — remaining problems are “immense”

I’m back from my hiatus due to an emergency at home.  Today TEPCO announces that a status called “cold shutdown” has been achieved at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear electrical-generating station complex I have blogged so much about in the past. Well, … Continue reading

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Brief Hiatus

Due to a family emergency on October 19th, I have not posted in awhile.  It may be a few more weeks until I return to posting again.

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“Nuclear Oversight Lacking Worldwide” – the problem of “coziness” / video & transcript from Fairewinds Associates, Inc.

http://fairewinds.com/content/nuclear-oversight-lacking-worldwide This update from Fairewinds features a concise ( ~ 10 minute) video with some reports and stories over the years showing that although the US has repeatedly admitted and resolved to deal with it, it still hasn’t solved the … Continue reading

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What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it

What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it.

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What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it

There’s an excellent article (from AP) about the detritus in New Mexico from early bomb production there that still presents hazards; here’s the link at Forbes (it’s also on Huffpost, SFGate, and many others): “Los Alamos under renewed environmental scrutiny”: … Continue reading

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UPDATED – comment on Sun Sentinel article “Design planned for new Florida nukes OKed as criticism intensifies” by Julie Patel

UPDATE:  Julie Patel has corrected the article.  On a Saturday morning, yet!  Thanks very much to her for that. [I entered the comment below electronically on the Sun Sentinel’s website in the space provided for comments, but it has not … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor, Tribune Review re: AP1000 Design

  To: The Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Regarding your story on Friday, September 30th, 2011 (“Westinghouse: Proposed nuclear reactor’s building safe”) in which you refer to a news release from environmental groups:  The news release from the environmental group provides links … Continue reading

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