Reactors Put Us at Risk for Nuclear Terrorism

Reactors Put Us at Risk for Nuclear Terrorism

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Bombings at the city’s airport and a subway station blew up the notion that measures taken after the Paris siege were keeping Europe safe. The scariest part of this story...
A Nuclear Strike on States’ Rights

A Nuclear Strike on States’ Rights

The 9/11 attacks made terrorist incidents at nuclear reactors appear much less hypothetical. After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, concerned citizens grew more alarmed about the possibility of a catastrophic nuclear accident in our own country. Now, a...
Nuclear Tuna and NPR’s Trivialization

Nuclear Tuna and NPR’s Trivialization

Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story asserting that cesium-137 from the Fukushima nuclear accident found in Bluefish tuna on the west coast of the U.S. is harmless. It’s not harmless. The Fukushima nuclear accident released about as much cesium-137...
No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon

No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon

Is the nuclear drought over? When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently approved two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, Georgia, the first such decision in 32 years, there was plenty of hoopla. It marked a “clarion call to the world,” declared...
Fukushima Is So Yesterday

Fukushima Is So Yesterday

Wonder if Our noble nation; Is that safe From radiation. Nuclear power may be bad for your health, but it could be great for investors’ portfolios. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) isn’t about to blow the whistle on the industry’s shortcomings...
Our Non-Nuclear Future

Our Non-Nuclear Future

Several decades ago, three expert nuclear engineers told a congressional panel why they decided to quit: “We could no longer justify devoting our life energies to the continued development and expansion of nuclear fission power — a system we believe to be...

Japan’s Decline as a Robotics Superpower: Lessons From Fukushima

Introduction Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception. The two articles that follow highlight...

Democracy Now!: Nuclear Dangers in Fukushima and the U.S.

Almost three months after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan, new radiation “hot spots” may require the evacuation of more areas further from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility. Japan’s Nuclear and...
America’s Nuclear Spent-Fuel Time Bombs

America’s Nuclear Spent-Fuel Time Bombs

Now that many Americans have stopped paying attention to Japan’s nuclear catastrophe, shocking new details about its severity are finally coming to light. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently revealed that the cores of three of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi...
Fukushima, USA

Fukushima, USA

Promoters say To have no fear; We know it couldn’t Happen here. Just to be sure we’re all on the same page, here are a few things we ought to acknowledge right off the bat about nuclear power: It’s the most costly form of electricity. It’s also...

Entergy Goes Nuclear over Vermont’s Decision

The nuclear power boys are weaseling again, this time in Vermont. Entergy Corporation, an electric utility giant based in New Orleans, owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is nearing the end of its 40-year license to operate. No problem, here’s a...