Tag Archives: Uranium

Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry via DiaNuke.org

Editor’s note: In this article, Pinar Demircan examines the present Russian occupation of Ukraine as one that signifies the dead end of capitalism. The author argues that foreign dependency has made even the Russian nuclear industry giant Rosatom aggressive and vulnerable … Continue reading

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India has long suppressed antinuclear activism. Still, activists persist. via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Urvashi Sarkar | December 17, 2021 In Southeast India, in the dense interior of the Nallamala Hills, deciduous trees, shrubs, and brambles sprawl over the undulating land of the Amrabad Tiger sanctuary. Here, 14 tigers  prowl the jungle with boars, sloth bears, and … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ Fast Nuclear Reactor: Will It Bomb? via The National Interest

The principal reason for preferring fast reactors, historically the only reason, is to gain the ability to breed plutonium. Thus, the reactor would make and reuse massive quantities of material that could also be used as nuclear explosives in warheads. by Victor Gilinsky Henry Sokolski … Continue reading

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Iran starts building underground nuclear facility: IAEA via Aljazeera

UN’s atomic watchdog confirms Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant. Inspectors from the United Nations’ atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called … Continue reading

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The Biggest Radioactive Spill in US History via Vox

How the US poisoned Navajo Nation. As World War Two was ending, the growing nuclear arms race put the US in need of uranium. It turned to Navajo Nation, where the uranium mining industry thrived for four decades — but … Continue reading

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Uranium Atlas 2020 via Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Rosa-Luxemburg-Siftung, Beyond Nuclear, and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

The Uranium Atlas is free to download or to post to your website. View or download here. The Uranium Atlas tells the global story of uranium through maps, graphics and narratives covering every phase of the uranium fuel chain. The raw … Continue reading

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Watchdog files appeal over planned nuclear storage complex via KOB4

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They … Continue reading

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Anti–nuclear resistance in Russia: problems, protests, reprisals via Russian Social Ecological Union/Friends of the Earth Russia

Table of Contents: Introduction Nuclear energy: failures and lies Expired reactors Decommissioning problems Uranium mining protest Rosatom Importing uranium waste The Mayak plant: Rosatom’s dirty face Struggle against nuclear repository Rosatom’s ‘death plants’ A road through a radioactive graveyard Conclusion: … Continue reading

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New form of uranium found that could affect nuclear waste disposal plans via The Guardian

by Anna Demming Research shows underground storage can create new form of element which could affect groundwater […] Many governments are planning to dispose of radioactive waste by burying it deep underground. However, new research has found that in such storage … Continue reading

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First the U.S. invaded Iraq — then left it poisoned via Beyond Nuclear International

Scientist: Bombs, bullets and military hardware abandoned by U.S. forces have left Iraq “toxic for millennia” By David Masciotra The political and moral culture of the United States allows for bipartisan cooperation to destroy an entire country, killing hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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