Month: April 2014
Even without ongoing monitoring and security costs, the average reactor now costs about $500 million to deactivate.
Lessons for the future from past nuclear accidents
A review of the book Dismantling the Iraqi Nuclear Programme: The Inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991-1998 by Gudrun Harrer
Pope Francis is working on an encyclical devoted to “human ecology.” What might it say about climate change?
What signatories of the Trilateral Initiative can do between now and the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
Beijing has nothing to fear from IAEA security procedures or real-life, real-world tests of security at its nuclear sites.
Why humor is a great genre for engaging the public with climate change.
The ineffable, in precise language
Newly released documents on the NUMEC affair add significantly to evidence that Israel stole highly enriched uranium from a US nuclear fuel-processing plant in the 1960s. President Obama should declassify the entire record on the theft.
Is a shift in global warming consciousness under way?
In this interview, climate scientist Tom Wigley argues that the climate problem cannot be solved with renewable energy alone, and that, without turning to geoengineering, consideration of the nuclear energy pathway should be an essential component of attempts to address the climate crisis.
To guard against cyber attacks on the North American electric grid, three experts recommend forming an industry-supported organization like the one created by the nuclear industry after the Three Mile Island accident.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to recognize the limits of prediction in regard to floods and earthquakes and insist that US nuclear plants be upgraded to meet the standards for which they were originally licensed.
A new report suggests the Fukushima disaster is unlikely to pose Chernobyl-scale health risks. But both accidents had major environmental and social effects, and they share an underlying cause: a belief in nuclear infallibility.
The old system is broken. What’s next?
Recognizing women’s role in nuclear history—a powerful voice for the future
Nuclear plants and the planet are complex systems, and both can melt down due to human error.