Ridding the world of nuclear threats?
The central Asian state of Kazakhstan was among the first to ban all nuclear weapons testing on its territory. Last month the government established the world’s first international nuclear fuel bank, with the assistance of the US government. Kazakhstan is also taking steps to “clean up” the former Soviet Union nuclear weapons’ test site and make it safe “for animal husbandry and mining”. So far, so good? Perhaps not quite…
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11300.
Cleaning up Japan’s nuclear mess
Its owner fears not just radiation leaking out of the Fukushima plant, but also bad news.
See http://www.economist.com/node/21536625
Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy
Panel discussion with Greg Pallast, Harvey Wasserman, Vandana Shiva, Aileen Mioko Smith, Karl Grossman
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=camjKGUQ75U&feature=youtu.be
How Much Does It Cost To Insure a Nuclear Power Plant?
Asked to calculate the damage resulting from a major “total meltdown” accident at a nuclear reactor, researchers estimated it could cost upwards of 6 trillion euros (or 9 trillion dollars), which is why no insurance industry will touch the nuclear industry, and why the public is left holding the bag.
See http://www.care2.com/causes/how-much-does-it-cost-to-insure-a-nuclear-power-plant.html#ixzz1cB6JgtZa