(november 14, 2013) There is a lot of rather apocalyptic talk about the clean-up of Fukushima Unit-4 going around the internet right now; most of it is not very convincing. Removing fuel from pools and putting the rods in dry casks, which is the intent at Fukushima-4, is a relatively routine job in the nuclear industry and is something utilities know how to do. It is also a necessary step in cleaning up the Fukushima mess and reducing the danger posed by the decrepit Unit 4 building, which while strengthened, we believe would not withstand another major earthquake.
(november 4, 2013) Amidst the ongoing Fukushima disaster in Japan and the broader failure of nuclear power, a call by some scientists and others for environmentalists and green groups to embrace the energy source in the name of fighting climate change is being met with a firm rebuke.
The European Commission wants to revive the nuclear industry. It is currently preparing state aid for the construction of new nuclear power plants – funding that, to date, has been exclusively targeted at protecting the environment by investing in renewable energies.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains to have a tremendous impact on the environment, society and economy of Japan. The consequences of the nuclear catastrophe are also effecting the international community and environment. Prof. Dr.
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In Nuclear Monitor #764, Published on June 28, 2013 we write about: