COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

December 26, 2023

COP28’s Unrealistic Tripling of Nuclear Power CounterPunch | Robert Hunziker UN climate conferences since 1992 have failed to follow through with results, as CO2 emissions continue higher and higher with every passing year. In fact, post climate conference impact of adopted proposals has become something 0f an inside joke. TheRead More

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

July 20, 2020

16 July 2020 To The Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, New Delhi Dr. Jitendra Singh MOS, PMO, New Delhi Honorable Prime Minister Govt. of India, New Delhi Dear Sirs, Greetings from Sagar, Western Ghats, Karnataka. May I draw your kind attention to the latest French Auditor’s report, as in the newsRead More

Noam Chompsky, U.S linguist and  political critic, gestures during a talk at the press club in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, July 26, 2013. Chomsky has become well known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Russia revokes ratification of CTBT

November 9, 2023

Putin revokes Russia’s ratification of nuclear test ban treaty Al Jazeera | 02 November 2023 Moscow says the abandonment of the 1996 treaty is designed to bring Russia into line with the US. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has revoked his country’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT),Read More

Noam Chompsky, U.S linguist and  political critic, gestures during a talk at the press club in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, July 26, 2013. Chomsky has become well known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Russia revokes ratification of CTBT

November 9, 2023

Putin revokes Russia’s ratification of nuclear test ban treaty Al Jazeera | 02 November 2023 Moscow says the abandonment of the 1996 treaty is designed to bring Russia into line with the US. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has revoked his country’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT),Read More

The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

September 14, 2023

Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

Noam Chompsky, U.S linguist and  political critic, gestures during a talk at the press club in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, July 26, 2013. Chomsky has become well known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Russia revokes ratification of CTBT

November 9, 2023

Putin revokes Russia’s ratification of nuclear test ban treaty Al Jazeera | 02 November 2023 Moscow says the abandonment of the 1996 treaty is designed to bring Russia into line with the US. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has revoked his country’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT),Read More

Full Text: Nagasaki Peace Declaration on 76th A-bomb anniversary

Full Text: Nagasaki Peace Declaration on 76th A-bomb anniversary

August 10, 2021

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read on Aug. 9 by Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue at a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city: Courtesy: Mainichi News This year saw the passing of a Catholic monk. Toumei Ozaki spent hisRead More

COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

December 26, 2023

COP28’s Unrealistic Tripling of Nuclear Power CounterPunch | Robert Hunziker UN climate conferences since 1992 have failed to follow through with results, as CO2 emissions continue higher and higher with every passing year. In fact, post climate conference impact of adopted proposals has become something 0f an inside joke. TheRead More

Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

April 12, 2020

A group of over 10 mothers who set up a citizen-led laboratory to monitor radiation levels in Fukushima following the massive earthquake and tsunami which caused meltdowns at the nuclear power plant in the northeastern prefecture 9 years ago, continue to record and disclose radiation data on foodstuffs and soil collected or brought in by people from different parts of the prefecture, as well as seawater off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In Tahiti, traditional priest Raymond Graffe inaugurates a memorial to nuclear survivors in French Polynesia and across the Pacific. Nic Maclellan

“We would like France to apologise”: Nuclear test survivors in French Polynesia

July 28, 2020

As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings approaches, the legacy of cold war–era French nuclear testing is still in dispute

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

March 26, 2020

Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the nuclear power industry of exhibiting “disaster capitalism at its worst” after a lobbying group representing it reportedly asked the Trump administration for a 30% percent tax credit amid the coronavirus pandemic and pressed congressional lawmakers to include handouts in stimulus legislation making its way through the House and Senate.

The Chernobyl series, why now?

The Chernobyl series, why now?

July 2, 2019

Pinar Demircan | Declaring Soviet Russia as the sole perpetrator of the world’s largest nuclear disaster over the Chernobyl series by ignoring nuclear realities to the extent I have described above, shows that the image of the risks on nuclear power plants around the world is tried to be reshaped.

The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions

The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions

September 7, 2023

Pinar Demircan The author, Pınar Demircan (Ph.D. in sociology) is an independent researcher, Nukleersiz.org Coordinator and nuclear editor at Yesil Gazete. Her earlier articles on our website can be accessed here. The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions [1] Underlying the disregard for objectionsRead More

In a Season of Impetuous Lawmaking, whither Nuclear Safety?

In a Season of Impetuous Lawmaking, whither Nuclear Safety?

January 24, 2020

Sonali Huria | The Leaflet SINCE returning to power last year with an overwhelming majority in the 2019 general elections, the Modi-led government has passed a series of legislations in rapid succession without any credible dialogue both within and outside Parliament – amendments to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which in effect have diluted the statutory requirementRead More

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

February 29, 2020

Kumar Sundaram | Despite the hype that Trump’s recent visit generated – of an upgrade of US-India relations to a ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ and so on – there is very little that India stands to gain. In the absence of any new meaningful and people-centric cooperation on trade, environment, education or technology, this nuclear tango will only remain a farcical buildup at the cost of the safety and livelihoods of Indian citizens.

Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

October 31, 2019

Kumar Sundaram | The NPCIL must come clear on the larger issue of suppliers and systems involved in the KKNPP. Transparency is a pre-requisite when the safety of millions of Indian citizens is at stake. Also, the foreign control of crucial infrastructure is an important aspect that simply cannot be ignored.

    The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions

    The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions

    September 7, 2023

    Pinar Demircan The author, Pınar Demircan (Ph.D. in sociology) is an independent researcher, Nukleersiz.org Coordinator and nuclear editor at Yesil Gazete. Her earlier articles on our website can be accessed here. The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions [1] Underlying the disregard for objectionsRead More

    The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

    Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

    September 14, 2023

    Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

    40 Years of Three Mile Island Accident: Murderous Legacy Still Threatens Us All

    40 Years of Three Mile Island Accident: Murderous Legacy Still Threatens Us All

    April 6, 2019

    Harvey Wasserman | Forty years after TMI, the question is: How many more operating nukes will blow up like Fukushima and Chernobyl, or partially melt like Three Mile Island, pouring heat and radiation into the ecosphere?

      Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

      Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

      October 31, 2019

      Kumar Sundaram | The NPCIL must come clear on the larger issue of suppliers and systems involved in the KKNPP. Transparency is a pre-requisite when the safety of millions of Indian citizens is at stake. Also, the foreign control of crucial infrastructure is an important aspect that simply cannot be ignored.

      Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

      Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

      October 31, 2019

      Kumar Sundaram | The NPCIL must come clear on the larger issue of suppliers and systems involved in the KKNPP. Transparency is a pre-requisite when the safety of millions of Indian citizens is at stake. Also, the foreign control of crucial infrastructure is an important aspect that simply cannot be ignored.

      Jaitapur’s communities and bio-diverse ecology must count: EAS Sarma raises crucial concerns regarding India’s EPR project

      Jaitapur’s communities and bio-diverse ecology must count: EAS Sarma raises crucial concerns regarding India’s EPR project

      December 27, 2021

      Editor’s Note: We are publishing below the text of a letter written by (Mr) EAS Sarma, Former Secretary to the Government of India, addressed to the Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. Sarma raises crucial questions about the EPR reactor technology that has been marred by technical and safety flaws andRead More

      Full text: Indian anti-nuclear groups’ statement on 10 years of the Fukushima accident

      Full text: Indian anti-nuclear groups’ statement on 10 years of the Fukushima accident

      March 18, 2021

      ​We, the members of various anti-Uranium mining, anti-nuclear power, anti-nuclear bomb groups and movements all over India, would like to express our solidarity with the people of Japan in the wake of the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. The Great East Japan Earthquake disaster had a 9 point (onRead More

      Full text: Indian anti-nuclear groups’ statement on 10 years of the Fukushima accident

      Full text: Indian anti-nuclear groups’ statement on 10 years of the Fukushima accident

      March 18, 2021

      ​We, the members of various anti-Uranium mining, anti-nuclear power, anti-nuclear bomb groups and movements all over India, would like to express our solidarity with the people of Japan in the wake of the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. The Great East Japan Earthquake disaster had a 9 point (onRead More

      Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

      Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

      February 29, 2020

      Kumar Sundaram | Despite the hype that Trump’s recent visit generated – of an upgrade of US-India relations to a ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ and so on – there is very little that India stands to gain. In the absence of any new meaningful and people-centric cooperation on trade, environment, education or technology, this nuclear tango will only remain a farcical buildup at the cost of the safety and livelihoods of Indian citizens.

      129 People Jailed for Protesting Against Kalpakkam Reactor

      129 People Jailed for Protesting Against Kalpakkam Reactor

      March 29, 2013

      In a bid to intimidate fenceline communities living around the Kalpakkam nuclear reactors, the Tamil Nadu Police has jailed 129 people of the 650 that were detained in wedding halls yesterday.

      Expansion of Kaiga Nuclear Plant in India: An Open Letter to the Atomic Energy Commission

      Expansion of Kaiga Nuclear Plant in India: An Open Letter to the Atomic Energy Commission

      December 24, 2018

      Shankar Sharma | Considering all these issues in the overall welfare perspective of the true welfare of the people of Uttara Kannada district, the state of Karnataka and the country, and in the context that nuclear power is the costliest, riskiest and least favored electricity option around the world, and that there are much benign and much less costly options to meet the legitimate demand for electricity in our country, the AEC/DAE should ask NPCIL to withdraw its application for Environmental Clearance to this project proposal.

      Mithivirdi Anti-Nuke Movement: Where Villagers Defeated A Mighty Corporation Like Westinghouse

      Mithivirdi Anti-Nuke Movement: Where Villagers Defeated A Mighty Corporation Like Westinghouse

      July 1, 2017

      The proposed 6000 MegaWatt (MWe) nuclear power plant at Mithivirdi in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat has now been officially slated for Kovada, Andhra Pradesh. A decade long struggle to save their land has ended in victory for the villagers of the region.

      People’s movement against nuclear project in Haripur: a must-watch documentary

      People’s movement against nuclear project in Haripur: a must-watch documentary

      May 3, 2017

      Courtesy: Alternative Media Initiative People’s movement against nuclear project in Haripur: a must-watch documentary

      “A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer”: Dr. Gordon Edwards on Radioactive Water Dumping in the Pacific Ocean, Hudson River

      “A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer”: Dr. Gordon Edwards on Radioactive Water Dumping in the Pacific Ocean, Hudson River

      September 3, 2023

      A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer Dr. Gordon Edwards | Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility Media conference presentation, New York State, August 23 2023, Re: Plans to dump radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River In 2017, I was invited to give a talk on the shores of the HudsonRead More

      The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

      Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

      September 14, 2023

      Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

      The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

      Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

      September 14, 2023

      Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

      The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

      Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

      September 14, 2023

      Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

      The German government paid over $500,000 to hunters in 2009 for wild boar that had to be destroyed after traces of radioactivity were found.

      Germany’s Radioactive Wild Boars

      September 14, 2023

      Will Sullivan | Smithsonian Magazine Fallout from nuclear tests conducted in the mid-20th century may contribute to the high levels of radiation seen in the animals today, a new study finds. From weapons tests to destructive accidents at power plants, human nuclear activity has contaminated the Earth with radioactive material.Read More

      Greenpeace Report on 10 Years of Fukushima Nuclear Accident

      Greenpeace Report on 10 Years of Fukushima Nuclear Accident

      March 6, 2021

      Greenpeace International has actively documented the unfolding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster since the accident occurred in March 2011. Greenpeace has released an important report on the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of an ongoing accident that is far from ‘resolved’.

      “A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer”: Dr. Gordon Edwards on Radioactive Water Dumping in the Pacific Ocean, Hudson River

      “A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer”: Dr. Gordon Edwards on Radioactive Water Dumping in the Pacific Ocean, Hudson River

      September 3, 2023

      A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer Dr. Gordon Edwards | Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility Media conference presentation, New York State, August 23 2023, Re: Plans to dump radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River In 2017, I was invited to give a talk on the shores of the HudsonRead More

      Dear Putin – Message from a Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivor

      Dear Putin – Message from a Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivor

      March 25, 2022

      Speech by Moritaki Haruko, one of Hiroshima’s leading peace activists and co-representative of the Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, a coalition of individuals based in Hiroshima working to abolish nuclear weapons.

      Why is India bent on bailing out the French nuclear industry at the cost of its own citizens’ lives?

      Why is India bent on bailing out the French nuclear industry at the cost of its own citizens’ lives?

      September 13, 2019

      Even as the French nuclear regulator ASN has put the nuclear power company EDF on a safety watch after repeated warning in recent years about vulnerabilities in the EPR design, the Modi government in India continues to push for the purchase of 6 EPRs for setting up in Jaitapur. We are publishing this open letter written by the former Union Power Secretary Dr. EAS Sarma to the Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in this context. The letter deserves wider circulation. 

      Irradiated Lives: Contractual Workers at the Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant

      Irradiated Lives: Contractual Workers at the Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant

      September 12, 2012

      Fact finding report on casual workers in Rawatbhata.

      In Pictures: Massive “No Nukes Day” Demonstration in Tokyo- 28 June 2014

      In Pictures: Massive “No Nukes Day” Demonstration in Tokyo- 28 June 2014

      June 30, 2014

      On this Saturday, 28th June, over five thousands of people gathered at Meiji park in Tokyo and made a big demonstration called ” No Nukes Day” , protesting against the restart of operation in Sendai nuclear power plant, in Kushu. It has been raining from the morning on that day, but after starting the march at 14:30 it stopped raining and they started marching for approx. 3 km from Meiji park to Yoyogi park. They walked through the weekend Tokyo town raising their voices against restart of all nuclear power plants in Japan and made a strong appeal to people around the town.

      In Pictures: Massive “No Nukes Day” Demonstration in Tokyo- 28 June 2014

      In Pictures: Massive “No Nukes Day” Demonstration in Tokyo- 28 June 2014

      June 30, 2014

      On this Saturday, 28th June, over five thousands of people gathered at Meiji park in Tokyo and made a big demonstration called ” No Nukes Day” , protesting against the restart of operation in Sendai nuclear power plant, in Kushu. It has been raining from the morning on that day, but after starting the march at 14:30 it stopped raining and they started marching for approx. 3 km from Meiji park to Yoyogi park. They walked through the weekend Tokyo town raising their voices against restart of all nuclear power plants in Japan and made a strong appeal to people around the town.