The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has bowed to the wishes of nuclear reactor operators, motivated more by economics than safe spent nuclear fuel storage and disposal.
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.
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.
In this interview with LinkTV’s Miles Benson, we discuss where the nuclear industry falls short, and why more people should be concerned.
Last month’s earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale just occurred less than a hour ago. Its epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, approximately 10 miles from two nuclear power reactors at the North Anna site. According to statement by a representative of Dominion Power the two reactors were designed to withstand a 5.9 to 6.1 quake.
Will bipartisan collaboration in nuclear storage be possible? The damage of Fukushima should prompt the Senate to act.
The corporations that own the nation’s nuclear reactors are stuffing about four times more spent fuel into storage pools than the pools were designed to accommodate. Here’s what we can do to fix this dangerous problem.
Japan admits 3 nuclear meltdowns as more radiation leaked into sea. Meanwhile, U.S. nuclear waste poses deadly risks.
Throughout its history, IPS has worked to educate the public about the U.S. government’s failure to inform the public about the extremely high risk of radiation.
Japan’s nuclear disaster should serve as a wake-up call for the United States.
New data reveals enormous amounts of radioactivity stored in vulnerable spent nuclear fuel pools, many of the the same type that contributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
We ought to end this whole nuclear business right now.
Footage from press conference at the National Press Club on April 26, 2011.
Wishful thinking about energy generation has apparently induced both temporary blindness and long-term amnesia.