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Sep 22, 2016

How Nuke Power Causes Global Warming

Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combatting climate change. Here's why they are dead wrong.

Every nuclear generating station spews about two-thirds of the energy it burns inside its reactor core into the environment. Only one-third is converted into electricity. Another tenth of that is lost in transmission. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists:

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Sep 11, 2016

Christie Whitman Apologized for 9/11; How About Her Nukes?



Soon after the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago today, then-US EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman assured New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe.

Now she has issued a "heartfelt" apology, admitting that her misleading advice caused people to die. But will she also apologize for pushing lethal atomic reactor technologies that could kill far more people than 9/11?

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Sep 11, 2016

Christie Whitman Apologized for 9/11; How About Her Nukes?



Soon after the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago today, then-US EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman assured New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe.

Now she has issued a "heartfelt" apology, admitting that her misleading advice caused people to die. But will she also apologize for pushing lethal atomic reactor technologies that could kill far more people than 9/11?

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Sep 4, 2016

NY's Cuomo Wants Huge Reactor Bailout


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Jun 24, 2016

Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era


California's Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they've been producing will be replaced by renewable energy. 

PG&E has also earmarked some $350 million to "retain and retrain" Diablo's workforce, whose union has signed on to the deal, which was crafted in large part by major environmental groups.

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Jun 17, 2016

5 More US Nukes to Shut: Is Diablo Next?


A rising tsunami of US nuke shut-downs may soon include California's infamous Diablo Canyon double reactors. But it depends on citizen action, including a statewide petition ( http://www.civilactionnetwork.org/cases.html ).

Five US reactor closures have been announced within the past month. A green regulatory decision on California's environmental standards could push the number to seven.

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May 21, 2016

A RADIO HOUR FOR THE GREAT MICHAEL MARIOTTE



Dec 4, 2015

Is Dr. James Hansen Actually Anti-Nuke?

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Nov 25, 2015

Nuke Power Makes ISIS an Apocalyptic Threat

 

As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse.

Transmission lines have been blown up. Power to at least two major nuclear power stations has been "dangerously" cut. Without emergency backup, those nukes could lose coolant to their radioactive cores and spent fuel pools. They could then melt or explode, as at Fukushima.

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Oct 14, 2015

ANOTHER US NUKE BITES THE DUST


ecowatch.com/2015/10/14/nuclear-power-bites-dust/

The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston.

The shut-down will bring the U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months.

But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019-nearly four years away.

Entergy is also poised to shut the FitzPatrick reactor in New York. It promises an announcement by the end of this month.

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