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What now for Germany’s remaining nuclear waste? via DW

Jens Thurau Nuclear energy in Germany has been history since mid-April. At one time, up to 20 nuclear power plants fed electricity into the German grid. But all that is over now. The last three nuclear power plants ended their operations on April … Continue reading

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Train derails on way to load N-waste via Beyond Nuclear International

VT rail accident sends a clear warning The Brattleboro Reformer reports that a train on its way to load up nuclear waste from the decommissioning Vermont Yankee nuclear power station derailed on February 24, 2023. The derailment involved the “spacer” cars to … Continue reading

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Interview: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By François Diaz-Maurin | June 17, 2022 […] Scientists have started working on independent reviews of those claims. The results showed that SMRs do not necessarily perform better than gigawatt-scale reactors on a variety of measures. A recent Stanford-led study published in the Proceedings of … Continue reading

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The power of the sun via Beyond Nuclear International

Indian community will go net zero using radioactive waste funds By Linda Pentz Gunter What do you do if you are the decades-long reluctant custodians of high-level radioactive waste from reactors that don’t even provide your electricity? That is the … Continue reading

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Extreme Torture via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter Imagine being subjected to ear-shattering blasts every ten seconds, twenty four hours a day for four straight weeks? By any metric, that would qualify as the most appalling form of torture. But that is exactly what … Continue reading

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The next generation of small nuclear reactors will be big on producing radioactive waste via Chemistry World

By Jamie Durrani Small modular reactors could produce up to 30 times more radioactive waste than traditional nuclear power plants。[…] Small modular reactors (SMRs), also known as ‘advanced’ nuclear reactors, have been heavily promoted in recent years. Their smaller size … Continue reading

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Sweden takes a chance on Forsmark via Beyond Nuclear International

Nuclear waste repository site will be near nuclear plant By Linda Pentz Gunter “Who is going to take care of it if we’re not going to do it?” asks a Swedish official during the 2013 Swiss documentary, Journey to the Safest Place … Continue reading

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More fusion folly via Beyond Nuclear International

Billions already spent on ‘energy pipedream’ By David Blackburn Nuclear fusion has been a long-held ambition of the nuclear industry and governments who support nuclear power for decades. Since the end of the Second World War, governments around the world, … Continue reading

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The nation’s last uranium mill plans to import Estonia’s radioactive waste via High Country News

By Jessica Douglas […] “A lot of people don’t understand what we go through here in our community,” Badback said. “We want the mill to close. We want them to clean it up.” Badback sounds frustrated and fatigued; at 48, … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste and environmental justice via C-10 Research and Education Foundation

As an organization concerned with the health and safety of people and the natural environment, C-10 understands that the wellbeing of our own community and the energy generated to support our regional economy is inextricably linked to the people and … Continue reading

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