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EDITORIAL: Without national debate, radical nuclear policy shift intolerable via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The Kishida administration spent only four months on this policy initiative without making any serious effort to win broad public support. The attempt to chip away at important policy principles comes on the heels of its recent decision to drastically … Continue reading

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As Europe Quits Russian Gas, Half of France’s Nuclear Plants Are Off-Line via the New York Times

By Liz Alderman An army of engineers has fanned out through nuclear power plants across France in recent months, inspecting reactors for signs of wear and tear. Hundreds of expert welders have been recruited to repair problems found in cooling circuits. … Continue reading

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Noisy support for an obvious failure via Beyond Nuclear International

By Andrew Stirling and Phil Johnstone At Edinburgh’s Haymarket station, on the route used by COP26 delegates hopping across to Glasgow last November, a large poster displayed a vista from the head of Loch Shiel. In the foreground, a monument … Continue reading

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UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is “out of control” via AP

By EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to … Continue reading

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Koide Hiroaki: The Shooting of Mr. Abe via Pearls and Irritations & Atomicage

The young Koide Hiroaki chose the field of nuclear engineering because he wanted to contribute to the future of energy-poor Japan. Once he grasped that nuclear power was a technology so risky that it required disposable places and people in … Continue reading

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Nuclear power is racist, sexist and ageist via Beyond Nuclear International

So why do some progressives support it? By Linda Pentz Gunter I am sure that certain Democratic senators such as Cory Booker and Sheldon Whitehouse, who are reasonably progressive on a host of social issues, would not considers themselves racist, … Continue reading

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French Nuclear Cuts Extend to Next Week as Temperatures Soar via Bloomberg

Reactor availability has shrunk to just 46%, pushing up prices Paris is set to see temperatures of almost 40 degrees Celsius By Lars Paulsson, Priscila Azevedo Rocha, and Todd GillespieJuly 15, 2022 at 3:25 AM CDTUpdated onJuly 15, 2022 at … Continue reading

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Macron facing ‘Fukushima-style’ horror accident as EDF reactors crack force shutdown via Express

By ANTONY ASHKENAZ10:01, Sun, Jul 3, 2022 France is facing a relatively unique energy crisis when compared to other countries in Europe. The country is not heavily dependent on natural gas, Russian or otherwise, getting most of its energy supplies from nuclear power, which generates … Continue reading

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Nuclear dependence via Beyond Nuclear International

Europe must cut off Russian nuclear supply routes From Ecodefense, Russia Europe needs a plan in place for cutting ties with Russia’s nuclear giant Rosatom, says 2021 Right Livelihood Award winner and co-chairman of Ecodefense Vladimir Slivyak. […] Seeking to close this … Continue reading

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Why not new nuclear power? via Mark Z. Jacobson

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