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Missing the (Contaminated) Forest for the (Decontaminated) Trees in Fukushima: Prof Robert Jacobs

Missing the (Contaminated) Forest for the (Decontaminated) Trees in Fukushima: Prof Robert Jacobs

Abstract: This article explores how the models of medical risk from radiation established in the aftermath of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are insufficient for understanding the risks faced by people in contaminated environments like Fukushima. These models focus exclusively on levels of external radiation, while the risk facedRead More

Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome: Prof Robert Jacobs responds to a nuclear apologist

Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome: Prof Robert Jacobs responds to a nuclear apologist

Editor's choice, Nuclear Energy July 14, 2021 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

Robert Jacobs | CounterPunch Bhaskar Sunkara’s recent opinion piece extoling the virtues of nuclear power and castigating its opponents as paranoid and ill-informed, is clearly motivated by his deep concerns over the dire impacts of global warming, which loom closer by the hour. Unfortunately, his arguments amount to little more than regurgitatedRead More

Why the DAE and AERB should monitor the situation at Taishan and place pause on India’s own EPR project: Dr EAS Sarma’s open letter

Why the DAE and AERB should monitor the situation at Taishan and place pause on India’s own EPR project: Dr EAS Sarma’s open letter

The reported radiological leak at the EPR-design Taishan nuclear facility in China has caused widespread concern, with the US, France and other countries closely monitoring the unfolding developments. Yet, the Indian government remains tight-lipped. India’s former Union Power Secretary, EAS Sarma who has been consistently drawing attention to the manyRead More

Update: German anti-nuke activist Hanna Poddig harassed further after arrest

Update: German anti-nuke activist Hanna Poddig harassed further after arrest

On Thursday, May 11th, 2017 German anti-nuclear activist Hanna Poddig went to the prison of Hildesheim (Lower Saxony state) in order to serve her sentence of up to 110 days imprisonment.