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Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Helen Caldicott AUSTRALIAN politicians are contemplating developing nuclear power for this country. In their ignorance, they are mooting “small modular reactors” (SMRs) about which they clearly know little. To partly explain their enthusiasm here is the background story. The so-called “nuclear renaissance” died following the Fukushima catastrophe when one-sixth of the world’sRead More

UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant: wrong reactor, at wrong time, at wrong place

UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant: wrong reactor, at wrong time, at wrong place

Asia April 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

The UAE has announced that the first reactor of its under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant is scheduled to come online within “a few months”. The country’s first nuclear plant could address a key energy need in the region, but questions remain as to its usefulness and safety in a geopolitically tense environment.

On this Chernobyl anniversary, watch a new documentary on the disaster and interact online with the director

On this Chernobyl anniversary, watch a new documentary on the disaster and interact online with the director

Due to coronavirus, the Culture of Resistance Film’s latest documentary – Stalking Chernobyl: Wxploration After Apocalypse’ – will be premiered ‘online now. The film can be accessed FOR FREE from April 16 to April 26 And on April 26, the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, at 17:00 GMT, you can join director Iara Lee as she discusses the film with special guests and answers viewers’ questions via Zoom.

Zwentendorf: Inside The Austrian Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On, Thanks To Public Opposition

Zwentendorf: Inside The Austrian Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On, Thanks To Public Opposition

Antinuclear Movement, Europe, Videos April 12, 2020 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, in Austria, was ready to go: it just needed starting up. But that never happened, and forty years later, it still sits mothballed. Here’s why: