In the cargo-container communities of Japan’s disaster areas, one finds echoes of post-Katrina New Orleans.
The United States can’t afford giveaways for mining and oil companies anymore.
The government is spending $15 billion to create a nuclear fuel derived from plutonium that we have to bribe companies to take.
Having the Energy Department manage radiation health research makes as much sense as giving tobacco companies the authority to see if smoking is bad for you.
Is there intelligent life on Earth?
As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
The West showed little flexibility in recent negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program as the hopes for a diplomatic solution grow dimmer.
NPR shouldn’t trivialize the risk of radioactive tuna from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan is about to replace its nuclear plants with something just as risky.
The Japanese coalition government is still woefully unprepared to handle crises like Fukushima.
The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores.
More than 12.7 metric tons of plutonium that were previously declared “already disposed” will be discarded in a deep geological site away from humans.
Storing spent radioactive fuel in dry form rather than in increasingly jammed cooling pools is much safer, and can be done with already available funds.
Nearly a year after the Fukushima disaster and more than three decades after the Three Mile Island accident, nuclear power remains expensive, dangerous, and too radioactive for Wall Street.
The U.S. nuclear-weapons program is awash in nuclear-warhead triggers.