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Book review of Jaczko’s “Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator”

Preface. After presenting a lot of evidence for why nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe, Jaczko concludes: “There is only one logical answer: we must stop generating nuclear waste, and that means we must stop using nuclear power. You would … Continue reading

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Nuclear power is too expensive and 37 reactors likely to shut down because of that

  Preface. Since this article was published in 2013, 14 of the 37 at risk plants Cooper listed have been or are scheduled to close: (closing date): Clinton, Davis-Besse (5/31/2020), Diablo Canyon 1 (11/2/2024) & Diablo Canyon 2 (8/26/2025), Duane … Continue reading

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Book review of “Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste”

A book review by Alice Friedemann of “Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste” by William M. Alley & Rosemarie Alley. 2013. Cambridge University Press. It is outrageous that on top of climate change and using up … Continue reading

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Getting rid of nuclear waste. Senate hearing on bill 1240

This post is about a Senate Hearing on nuclear waste bill S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013. Here are a few important points, followed by excerpts from the hearing. What’s at stake if we don’t store nuclear … Continue reading

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A third of Nuclear Reactors are going to die of old age in the next 10-20 years

70% of reactors are over 25 years old, 23% are over 35 years old, so within 10 to 20 years about a third will have to be decommissioned, far more than the 63 under construction.  Some are bound to fail … Continue reading

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Energy Watch Group. Peak Uranium 2020-2035

Energy Watch Group. March 2013. Fossil and Nuclear Fuels – the Supply Outlook (172 pages) Uranium production peaks for the same reasons as oil, coal, and natural gas: the depletion of easy and cheap to develop mines.  EWG’s guess is … Continue reading

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