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John Oliver: America Is a Useless Nuclear Weapon ‘Hoarder’ and Nobody Cares

As the “Last Week Tonight” host points out, it’s not Iran or North Korea we have to worry about; it’s America.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE



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News Flash: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster

The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant’s seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches.

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The Energy Revolution Is In Reverse

The world should be moving to a clean energy future, the IPCC says. The recent record of global greenhouse emissions show it’s heading in entirely the wrong direction.

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 READ MORE



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Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction

How petro-pollution and nuclear fallout interact remains largely unstudied, but the answers can’t be good. And it’s clearer than ever that we won’t survive without ridding our planet of both.

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Fukushima’s 3rd Anniversary

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The Iran Breakthrough TV News Is Ignoring: Uranium Stockpile Falls Below Amount Needed for Bomb

U.S. television newscasters have often slipped up and spoken of an Iranian nuclear “weapons program,” even though no U.N. inspectors have found firm evidence of any such thing.

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Nuclear Waste Gets Expensive

Beset by the problems of a warming world, governments may feel they have no option but to build a new generation of nuclear power plants. But no country has yet found a way to dispose of the existing stock of radioactive waste.

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Iran Breakthrough a Triumph for Pragmatists and a Defeat for the Warmongers

As with all good diplomacy, the Iran accord is a win-win for that country and the United Nations Security Council’s permanent members.

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Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

“I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima.

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Is That a Reactor In Your Pocket?

Small reactors in kit form, designed with an emphasis on safety, are the latest idea aimed at reviving the fortunes of the nuclear industry.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

Updated: In exchange for the released of “just over $4bn in Iranian oil sales revenue from frozen accounts” and the lifting of suspensions on “the country’s trade in gold, petrochemicals, car and plane parts,” Iran has agreed to restrict its nuclear activities.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Tsunami Warning Canceled After Japanese Quake

A small tsunami triggered by the quake measuring 1 foot hit Japan’s eastern coast, but no damage was reported, the BBC said. A tsunami warning issued earlier was lifted.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE



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China May Own U.K.’s Nuclear Stations

Electricity prices in the United Kingdom are expected to double as a consequence of the British decision to allow Chinese companies to own 100 percent of new British nuclear power stations.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Thousands of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home During Shutdown

The shutdown of the U.S. government has made our nation’s nukes more dangerous than ever.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 READ MORE



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83-Year-Old Nun Faces Prison After Protesting at Nuclear Plant

Sister Megan Rice, a Roman Catholic nun, could be imprisoned for up to 30 years after she and two other activists protested at a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Y-12 facility they were peacefully demonstrating at is the main source of highly enriched uranium in the U.S.

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Fukushima Leaks 4 Tons of Radioactive Water Into Ground—Again

At some point the persistence of leaks at the Fukushima nuclear plant stops being news, and reports that there is not a leak becomes a story. The problem this time: typhoon rains, and chances are good more heavy weather will hit the region before the busy storm season ends.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Fukushima Operator Seeks to Restart Another Nuclear Plant

With financial losses climbing, Fukushima operator Tepco wants to fire up reactors at another site. The question is, how much of an appetite does Japan have for nuclear power as Fukushima continues to leak radioactive water, an environmental catastrophe whose extent is still unknown.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Typhoon Lands in Japan, Fukushima Remains an Open Wound (Updated)

With Japanese authorities still struggling to contain contamination at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant two-and-a-half years after it melted down, we are reminded by events in the news that the disaster lies in one of the most volatile meteorological and geographical regions in the world.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE


North Korea Restarts Nuclear Program

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Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the U.S., issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt.

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Dr. Hansen, We Need You at Fukushima and Diablo Canyon

The sales pitch for new nuclear technologies is a dangerous diversion, like building an experimental garage while a raging radioactive fire forever contaminates our only home.

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Fukushima’s Legacy Is Just Beginning

The highly radioactive water leaking from the wrecked Fukushima plant is part of a problem that Japan will take decades to resolve and that will blight many thousands of lives.

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Kim Jong-Un and Rodman

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Kim Jong Nuke

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

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NK’s Attempt at Biological Warfare

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