Daily Archives: 2013/12/12

Group: Shutting down Richland nuke plant would save money via Tri-City Herald

SEATTLE — Physicians for Social Responsibility plans to release a new report Wednesday showing that shutting down the commercial nuclear power plant near Richland could save utility customers $1.7 billion over 17 years, the group announced. However, Energy Northwest and … Continue reading

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Saugeen Ojibwe and U.S. Politicians Oppose Nuclear Waste Burial Near Lake Huron via Indian Country Today

A controversial proposal to bury nuclear waste a half mile from Lake Huron’s shoreline in Ontario is proceeding over indigenous objections in a plan that has repercussions on both sides of the U.S.–Canada border. Opposition to the plan, which would … Continue reading

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Council measure urges lab to clean up nuke dump via Santa Fe New Mexican

The Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution Wednesday urging Los Alamos National Laboratory to clean up a nuclear waste dump. The resolution asks LANL to look at alternatives to a plan that allegedly leaves nuclear waste buried at the … Continue reading

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Former Japanese leader firm on nuclear energy via DW

Naoto Kan, who was Japanese PM when the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake hit and crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, remains in politics but has only one aim now: to see every last atomic energy plant shut down. […] … Continue reading

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Nuke industry to Obama: You need us via The Hill

The nuclear industry is blasting President Obama for his recent executive order requiring federal agencies get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The Nuclear Energy Institute called the Dec. 5 order a “missed” opportunity by the … Continue reading

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中間貯蔵施設候補地「使用可能」で評価へ via NHK News Web

福島県内の除染で出た土などを保管する中間貯蔵施設を巡って、政府は避難区域にある候補地の土地を地権者から買い取る場合、「将来、避難指示が解除され、使用できるようになる土地」と評価して、補償額を決める方針を固めました。 中間貯蔵施設について、政府は東京電力福島第一原発周辺の双葉町、大熊町、楢葉町の3つの町の避難区域にそれぞれ建設したいとしていて、町が建設を受け入れれば、合わせておよそ18平方キロメートルを地権者から取得して国有化する方針です。 政府関係者によりますと、地権者は2000人から3000人程度に上るとみられるということです。政府は地権者への補償について検討を進めた結果、買い取る土地について「将来、避難指示が解除され、使用できるようになる土地」と評価して、補償額を決める方針を固めました。 ただし、評価にあたっては「震災や放射性物質などの影響の度合いを考慮する」としていて、減額される見通しだということです。 減額分を考慮して、政府は東京電力からの土地などへの賠償とは別に補償を支払ううえ、その金額にも賠償の状況は影響されないとする方針です。 続きは中間貯蔵施設候補地「使用可能」で評価へ

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The Escalating Catastrophe Japan’s New ‘Fukushima Fascism’ via Counterpunch

Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts. The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the U.S. But within … Continue reading

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Energy Department to Give $226 Million to Support Nuclear Reactor Design via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department will give a small company in Corvallis, Wash., up to $226 million to advance the design of tiny nuclear reactors that would be installed under water, making meltdown far less likely and opening the door … Continue reading

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【movie review】Nuclear Nation via The Dissolve

[…] The film is mostly set in that high school, as the refugees wait and wait and wait for someone from the government or the power plants to find them new homes, or recompense them, or at least apologize. If … Continue reading

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