No Nukes News

April 9, 2009

 

The answer, Ontario, is blowing in the wind

By Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance

The Green Energy Act lays out the McGuinty government's new energy agenda in very broad strokes: More emphasis on efficiency and renewable power.
But it's the details -- and what's not yet in the act -- that will determine whether this legislation powers a green energy revolution or leaves Ontario a sputtering green weakling.

There are four additional elements needed to create a prosperous green economy: A real commitment to ramp up spending on energy efficiency; a more enlightened approach to using natural gas; increased electricity trade with Quebec; and an end to blank cheque spending on nuclear projects.

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/2009/03/23/8848431-sun.html


France's nuke power poster child has a money melt-down

March 19, 2009

The myth of a successful nuclear power industry in France has melted into financial chaos.

With it dies the corporate-hyped poster child for a "nuclear renaissance" of new reactor construction that is drowning in red ink and radioactive waste.

Areva, France's nationally-owned corporate atomic façade, has plunged into a deep financial crisis led by a devastating shortage of cash.

http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2009/1732


The Battle of Chernobyl

A superb 90 min. 2007 documentary on the Chernobyl disaster.

Watch it free on you-tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4vMTdSAm1w&feature=PlayList&p=6BB4C9CA0705E0D5&index=0&playnext=1


5 min. doc of Chernobyl by Greenpeace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u_8frR0IpE&feature=related


Uranium mine water leak concerning, govt says

About 100,000 litres of contaminated water is seeping from a tailings dam at the mine every day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/15/2516584.htm


Startling Revelations about Three Mile Island Disaster Raise Doubts Over Nuke Safety

A growing body of personal and scientific evidence contradicts the official story that the accident posed no threat to the public.

http://www.alternet.org/story/134977/


Health threat of Perry nuclear power plant should be studied

Lake County's child cancer death rate rose 54 percent since Perry NPP began operating, compared to a 27 percent U.S. decline, the Centers for Disease Control reports.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/othercolumns/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1238834114290920.xml&coll=2  


Nuclear Power Cannot Solve Climate Change

Scientific American

A new report finds that nuclear power plants cannot be built quickly enough and in a safe and secure manner to be a major global solution for climate change, according to a report released yesterday from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=nuclear-cannot-solve-climate-change