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Plutonium’s global problems are piling up via Climate News Network

Increasing worldwide stockpiles of surplus plutonium are becoming a political embarrassment, a worrying security risk, and a hidden extra cost to the nuclear industry. LONDON, 22 January, 2016 − Two armed ships set off from the northwest of England this … Continue reading

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Too much of a bad thing? World awash with waste plutonium via Ecologist

As worldwide stocks of plutonium increase, lightly-armed British ships are about to carry an initial 330kg of the nuclear bomb metal for ‘safekeeping’ in the US, writes Paul Brown. But it’s only the tip of a global ‘plutonium mountain’ of … Continue reading

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Nuclear deal will only benefit Japanese companies: CPI via Newkerala.com

New Delhi, Dec.12 : Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Saturday said Memorandum of Understanding on civil nuclear energy signed between India and Japan will only serve the commercial interest of Japanese companies. “This nuclear deal is … Continue reading

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‘Nuclear suppliers may admit India’ via The Hindu

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will begin consultations on India’s membership to the elite group of nuclear export next month, says NSG Chairperson Rafael Grossi. […] India’s push for the NSG membership in the next year is likely to be … Continue reading

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South Korea’s Nuclear Obsession via The Diplomat

The fixation on nuclear power ignores Fukushima and the global trend towards renewables. Five Greenpeace activists last week entered the security zone of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant. Arriving via a black inflatable boat, they climbed out and scampered up … Continue reading

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How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany via Forbes

Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels—but among all major industrial countries, it’s the richest in renewable energy like sun, wind, and … Continue reading

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The U.S. and Japan: Partners in Historical Falsification via Huffington Post

[…] We placed the August 1945 atomic bombings at the center of our analysis of the postwar U.S. empire. The atomic monopoly gave the U.S. the confidence to impose its will on the rest of the world. Following the bombings, … Continue reading

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16 nuclear reactors to be ready by 2030 via Arab News

Saudi Arabia intends to become a leader in renewable energy by building 16 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 22GW, which is about half of the Kingdom’s current electricity output. The project is estimated to cost of more than … Continue reading

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Siemens Says Japan’s Renewable Capacity to Almost Double by 2030 via Bloomberg

Siemens AG (SIE), Europe’s biggest engineering company, expects Japan to almost double its capacity of renewable energy by 2030, while continuing with nuclear power generation even after the Fukushima disaster. Renewable energy may account for 35 percent of capacity in … Continue reading

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Japan set to top solar power market via The Japan Times

BONN – Japan is expected to become the world’s largest solar energy market this year, with the installation of new solar power systems more than doubling capacity, a recent report by a U.S. research firm says. The domestic solar power … Continue reading

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