Thursday, May 5, 2016

How it Works: Water for Nuclear | Union of Concerned Scientists


Nuclear power plants generate almost one fifth of the electricity produced in the United States. The nuclear power cycle uses water in three major ways: extracting and processing uranium fuel, producing electricity, and controlling wastes and risks...

more: How it Works: Water for Nuclear | Union of Concerned Scientists

Monday, May 2, 2016

#NuclearIsDirty: Chernobyl 30 -- A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson - YouTube



#NuclearIsDirty: Chernobyl 30 -- A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson - YouTube
Published on May 2, 2016 by nirsnet
In this installment in our #NuclearIsDirty * series, we provide an inside view from nuclear field technician Lucas Hixson on the impacts of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the ongoing efforts to manage the site.

Lucas recently traveled to Ukraine and spent ten days with people who work at the Chernobyl reactor site today, 30 years after the consequential release of radioactivity from this site began. He takes us from the moment the Unit 4 reactor failed on April 26, 1986, the aftermath, and the ongoing mitigation work, up to his own recent experiences living with today’s workers at the site of one of the largest man-made radioactive releases on the planet. Chernobyl today.

Lucas shared his insights about the radiological impacts and consequences that could reframe our understanding of major reactor disasters.


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Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

#‎NuclearIsDirty‬: MAY 2 NIRS WEBINAR: “Chernobyl +30: A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson”


Join us for our next #NuclearIsDirty series webinar on Monday, May 2 at 2pm Eastern. We will get an inside view on the impacts and ongoing mitigation efforts at Chernobyl.



Lucas recently traveled to Ukraine and spent time with people who work at the Chernobyl reactor site today, 30 years since the consequential release of radioactivity from this site began. He will take us from the moment reactor Unit 4 failed on April 26, the aftermath, and the ongoing mitigation work, up to his own recent experiences living with today’s workers at the site of one of the largest man-made radioactive releases on the planet. Chernobyl today.
Luke will share his insights about the radiological impacts and consequences that could reframe our understanding of major reactor accidents.

UPDATE – video of the Webinar: #NuclearIsDirty: Chernobyl 30 -- A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson - YouTube

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PDF DOWNLOAD: #Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment by Alexey V. YABLOKOV, Vassily B. NESTERENKO, and Alexey V. NESTERENKO





Chernobyl 
Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
Alexey V. YABLOKOV Vassily B. NESTERENKO Alexey V. NESTERENKO 
Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger 
Annals of the New york Academy of Sciences VOLUME 1181 





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A somber 30th anniversary – Chernobyl’s legacy | CleanEnergy Footprints


The 30th anniversary of the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union in the town of Pripyat is not something to celebrate, especially given that the site is still struggling with properly containing the destroyed Unit 4 reactor that exploded on that fateful day. This anniversary date is especially somber given that the populaces here in the West were told that our reactor designs couldn’t suffer such a fate, which was proven false just five years ago when a GE reactor design used here in the U.S. also experienced a triple reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan.

more: A somber 30th anniversary – Chernobyl’s legacy | CleanEnergy Footprints 

includes these links:


  • A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers” in the Washington Post. Such as, More than 2 billion euros ($2.25 billion): The amount of money being spent by an internationally funded project to build a long-term shelter over the building containing Chernobyl’s exploded reactor.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Chernobyl” by Greenpeace International’s Celine Mergan in EcoWatch. For instance, did you know that Chernobyl caused what the United Nations has called “the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity.”

  • 30 Ways Chernobyl and Dying Nuke Industry Threaten Our Survival” by Harvey Wasserman in EcoWatch.
  • Register here for the next #NuclearIsDirty series webinar from the Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS): “Chernobyl +30: A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson” on Monday, May 2 at 2pm Eastern – get an inside view on the impacts and ongoing mitigation efforts at Chernobyl.