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Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry

Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry

In this article, Pinar Demircan examines the present Russian occupation of Ukraine as one that signifies the dead end of capitalism. The author argues that foreign dependency has made even the Russian nuclear industry giant Rosatom aggressive and vulnerable at the same time, and points to the possibility of similar occurrences across other geographies, including in her country, Turkey by looking at it from the perspective of nuclear energy.

Sinop Nuclear Plant: Turkey seeks an EIA without a company for a reference reactor

Sinop Nuclear Plant: Turkey seeks an EIA without a company for a reference reactor

Latest July 4, 2020 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

The final EIA process has been initiated for Turkey’s proposed second nuclear power plant project. However, the EIA which was started to evaluate the impact of the nuclear power plant to its surroundings neither has a valid agreement nor a company to be commissioned for the construction of reactors!

Radioactive realities of Gaziemir: Turkey’s authoritarian negligence

Radioactive realities of Gaziemir: Turkey’s authoritarian negligence

Latest June 11, 2020 at 1:46 am 0 comments

Pinar Demircan | Gaziemir, one of the 30 districts of Izmir, was recognized as “Chernobyl of Izmir” due to the nuclear waste that remained in the soil for decades. The nuclear waste was detected in the grounds of The Aslan Avci Lead Factory in 2011, soon after the factory moved away to an other district of Izmir and the company was sentenced to pay the highest environmental penalty of 5.7 million Turkish Liras for its polluting the environment. Being at a distance of 75-100 meters from two primary schools with over 1000 students attending each, it is located in the middle of the town.

What Australia type fire may tell us about the possibility of nuclear disasters

What Australia type fire may tell us about the possibility of nuclear disasters

Pinar Demircan | Australian fires can even be considered as a warning in many respects for the rest of the world for the factors which triggered the fires, including the mismanagement of water resources that may occur in other continents within five to ten years and lead to the occurrence of large-scale and non-extinguishable fires.