Which social and environmental impact does uranium mining have? Which aspects are relevant regarding uranium mining and how can you intervene in the mining planning process? How can you prevent to face a situation with dreadful consequences of uranium mining like the civil society and environment face in Niger? What are the best strategies to target important stakeholders?
(January 9, 2014) 300+ Environmental and Clean Organizations tell climate scientists: We love your work on climate, but stop promoting dangerous, dirty, expensive, and counterproductive nuclear power! NIRS, WISE and the Civil Society Institute released the text of a grassroots response to renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and three colleagues, urging them to reconsider their support for nuclear power as a climate solution. In a press release announcing the letter, the groups challenged Dr. Hansen to a debate on the issue.
(December 18, 2013) Please sign the letter: Nuclear Power is not a solution to the climate crisis! On November 3, 2013, renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and three colleagues sent an open letter to the environmental movement asking it to support the large-scale deployment of “safer” nuclear reactors across the world as a partial solution to our climate crisis.
(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 5, 2013) Uranium mining in Africa: consequences, resources, transparency and chain responsibility. More and more uranium – a resource for nuclear power plants – comes from Africa. Why? One of the main reasons is the increasing pressure to comply with stricter standards countries as Canada and Australia are facing. That is understandable as uranium mining is an environmentally highly hazardous activity.