Nuclear Energy

Don’t believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Don’t believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Eifion Rees It produces less radioactive waste and more power than uranium but the UK would be making a mistake in looking to it as a ‘greener’ fuel. The Ecologist reports.   In a world increasingly aware of and affected by global warming, the news that 2010 was a recordRead More

What’s the Nuclear Energy For, George Monbiot?

What’s the Nuclear Energy For, George Monbiot?

As a result of the disaster at Fukushima, I am no longer nuclear-neutral. I now support the technology. . . . A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The reactorsRead More

Special Report: After Japan, where’s the next nuclear weak link?

Special Report: After Japan, where’s the next nuclear weak link?

    Imagine a country where corruption is rampant, infrastructure is very poor, or the quality of security is in question. Now what if that country built a nuclear power plant? Reuter’s Special Report       It may sound alarming but that is what could happen in many developingRead More