Friday, April 12, 2013

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April 12, 2013

From Common Dreams: The State of Nuclear Power in US: Bad and Worse.

U.S. Nuclear Agency Warned to Expand Evacuation Zones. From Environment News Service

Asbury Park Press editorial: Evacuation plans require realism. (And the NRC is living in fantasyland.)

Sen. Boxer & Rep. Markey blast NRC staff proposal intended to speed restart of San Onofre as beyond irresponsible.

Credit agencies growing wary over Vogtle reactor construction cost overruns.

Japan to require filtered containment vents, which NRC refuses to do for U.S. reactors.

More contaminated water leaks at Fukushima--6 Billion+ bequerels worth...

Americans expect nuclear emergency plans to protect against cancer/disease, not just instant death. Why don't they?

GAO says NRC emergency regs unprepared for shadow evacuations--real evacuations could be ineffective.

For what we spent on Iraq war, U.S. could be 40-60% renewables-powered today.

Florida Senate panel unanimously approves bill to put brakes on nuclear fees. Necessary next step: full repeal.

Germany restarts nuclear waste storage search from scratch; will stop sending waste to "interim" site. Lesson for US.

Former NRC Chair Greg Jaczko: all current nuclear reactors are flawed and must be phased out.

EDF ‘in big trouble’ says French nuclear expert, could scuttle deal for new reactors in UK.

Tepco losing faith in leaking water pits at Fukushima, but says no alternative. Not exactly comforting.

Moniz expected to lead 'New Era' at Energy Dept in favor of gas, nukes. Sounds like return to 1950s & failure.

Some uncomfortable questions in the wake of nuclear accidents at Fukushima and Chernobyl.

EPA official on proposed lax nuke cleanup standards that accept 1 in 23 cancer rate: People are going to have to put their big boy pants on and suck it up.

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