Nuclear Energy

Russian seizure of Chernobyl lays bare the farcical designation of nuclear power as ‘peaceful, safe and sustainable’

Russian seizure of Chernobyl lays bare the farcical designation of nuclear power as ‘peaceful, safe and sustainable’

Karly Burch | The Conversation At least seven forest fires continue to burn around the Russian-held Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine, raising fears radionuclides could spread from the defunct facility. Earlier this week, the Ukrainian parliament issued a statement blaming the fires on shelling or arson by Russian forces that captured the site inRead More

IAEA’s specious argument and advocacy for nuclear energy as a ‘solution’ to climate change needs pause

IAEA’s specious argument and advocacy for nuclear energy as a ‘solution’ to climate change needs pause

Editor’s Note: We are publishing below the text of a letter written by (Mr) Shankar Sharma, a power and climate policy analyst based in Karnataka, India, addressed to the IAEA Chief. Sharma raises crucial questions around IAEA’s ongoing attempts to push for a wider acceptance of nuclear power technology evenRead More

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