Industry and Lobbies

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

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? See the deeply moving Cuban feature film A Translator (Un Traductor) that tells their story, available beginning Friday, July 10, for virtual screening with English subtitles.

Covid-19 Exposes Nuclear Sector’s Vulnerabilities in the UK

Covid-19 Exposes Nuclear Sector’s Vulnerabilities in the UK

Europe, Industry and Lobbies April 12, 2020 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Covid-19 spread shows up vulnerability at heart of nuclear programmes, with resilience of UK critical national infrastructures undermined. The coronavirus’ effects act as threat multiplier, as David Lowry explains.

‘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

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.