Nuclear Newsreel, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Both some of the most depressing and most important news in the world. Safe Energy.ORG the blog
New 100-ton radioactive water leak at Fukushima. Unfortunately, not likely to be the last such leak…We will be seeing headlines like this for decades.
Traces of plutonium are detected outside WIPP transuranic radwaste site in New Mexico. This is the first time radiation leakage has been reported from WIPP, but the exact source of the leaks remains unknown.
energy sources in US; graph from EIA Financial Times: more U.S. nuclear capacity could close over next few years than new reactors would produce–even if they are completed. The nuclear industry will continue to shrink and will provide a smaller and smaller percentage of U.S. electricity. Requires free registration to access article.
Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station–new nukes at Hinkley Point? This could be a windfall for reactor constructors Electricite de France, but a disaster for ratepayers. Notably, this essay…
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