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The history of nuclear power’s imagined future: Plutonium’s journey from asset to waste via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By William Walker Two histories of nuclear power can be recounted. The first is the history of the active present.  It tells, amongst other things, of the technology’s evolution and role in electricity production, its military connections, installed types, capacities … Continue reading

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U.S. Nuclear Regulators Greatly Underestimate Potential for Nuclear Disaster via The Union of Concerned Scientists

Nuclear Spent Fuel Fire Could Force Millions of People to Relocate WASHINGTON (May 26, 2017)—The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of … Continue reading

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Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima via Science

Richard Stone […] A major fire “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” says Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. “We’re talking about trillion-dollar consequences,” says Frank von Hippel, … Continue reading

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Experts urge Japan to break away from ‘failed’ nuclear reprocessing program via The Asahi Shimbun

In a proposal submitted to The Asahi Shimbun, researchers at an international group of nuclear experts outlined steps they say Japan must take to break away from its “failed” nuclear fuel recycling policy. Masafumi Takubo and Frank von Hippel of … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nuclear Mistake via The New York Times

By FRANK N. VON HIPPEL and MASAFUMI TAKUBO THIS year has seen a lot of concern about the confrontation between China and Japan over a group of islets in the East China Sea. Less attention, though, is being paid to … Continue reading

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