Climate Change: losing sight of the real target.

[this article was originally published on medium.com. We thank the author Bob. S. Effendi] In September 2015, German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks made a statement which shock the world, Germany is likely to fail its 2020 emission reduction target which fall short by seven percent [i]. How could this be, to a Climate Change championContinua a leggere “Climate Change: losing sight of the real target.”

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Accident at Hanford

[this article was originally published on blog.safecast.org. We thank the author and the editors.]   Above: Photo showing the 20ft x 20ft hole which resulted from the collapse of a PUREX storage tunnel at Hanford (Image: Hanford Emergency Information page) News wires have been buzzing about a tunnel cave-in at the Hanford nuclear facility in WashingtonContinua a leggere “Accident at Hanford”

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Iodine-131 Over Europe: Probably Medical

Originally posted on Nuclear Diner:
In early January, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. This, along with the deployment of an American WC-135 aircraft to the Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base in the…

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No, radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi are not rising

[this article was originally published on blog.safecast.org. We thank the author and the editors.] This grating inside Daiichi Unit 2 was likely melted by falling fuel debris (TEPCO photo)   — Yes, TEPCO has measured very high radiation inside Daichi Unit 2. — No, it does’t mean radiation levels there are rising. In response toContinua a leggere “No, radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi are not rising”

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Making America great again

In our honest opinion there is a man who is already doing it! His name is Franklin L. Haney and he is 75 years old. This Chattanooga, Tennessee-based mogul picked up a nuclear power station in Hollywood, Alabama at an auction last week. Yes, you read well, a nuclear power station, for just 111 millionContinua a leggere “Making America great again”

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Comparing nuclear power plants and wind farms resilience to hurricanes

Hurricane Matthew affected the continental US last week, the first since 2005. It was a category 5 hurricane that caused more than 1000 deaths, mostly in Haiti, and about 7 billion dollars damage as a preliminary estimate. As Matthew quickly moved toward Florida and the Carolinas, rigorous procedures to ensure safe operations of nuclear powerContinua a leggere “Comparing nuclear power plants and wind farms resilience to hurricanes”

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Balance sheet of electricity generation capacity – 10 years of nuclear power at a glance

Since 40 years, IAEA develops and maintains a comprehensive database focused on nuclear power plants worldwide, namely PRIS (Power Reactor Information System). We have collected and analysed data starting from 2005 up to date. You can find here below shown in 5 graphs some information on new power reactors connected to the grid, those underContinua a leggere “Balance sheet of electricity generation capacity – 10 years of nuclear power at a glance”

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It’s a matter of ethics, Mr. President!

How Obama’s administration is undermining the best non proliferation project ever, in the most unfortunate time. While the Cold War’s winds are blowing again over relations between the U.S. and Russia since after the Crimean crisis and recrudesced with the war over Syria, President Obama seeks to send the wrong message to his Russian counterpartContinua a leggere “It’s a matter of ethics, Mr. President!”

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Megatons to megawatts

[how to produce electricity by getting rid of 20k nuclear warheads] This article was originally published in Italian on the 12th of March, 2014. Last weeks world news – a source of concern for the condition of Ukraine’s population – have brought back to the top the spectre of the nuclear weaponry race. In additionContinua a leggere “Megatons to megawatts”

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NORM in Norway [ENG]

[a story apparently paradoxical of “nuclear repositories” in a “100% renewable” Country] This article was originally published in Italian on the 7th of July, 2015. Electricity production in Norway is almost 100% renewable: about 97% is hydropower, the rest comes from natural gas (just under 2%) and wind (just over 1%), “a little bit” fromContinua a leggere “NORM in Norway [ENG]”

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