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Enrichment of uranium and production of plutonium are threats to the planet

CCNR is concerned about the geopolitics, not the technology of enriched uranium.  As the Iranian experience demonstrates, uranium enrichment is a hot-button issue when it comes to nuclear weapons proliferation.  If one envisages a nuclear-weapons-free world as a real possibility, how could one tolerate the continued operation of uranium enrichment plants in such a world?...

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

The new nuclear reactors — which do not exist, have not been built or tested, and even under the most optimistic scenario cannot be deployed for at least 10 or 20 years (if ever) — are intended by the Government of Canada to be installed in small communities in the north (including First Nations) and...

SMR – The Second Make-Believe Renaissance

Gordon Edwards, CCNR, September 12, 2018 www.ccnr.org/SMR_Second_Make-Believe_Renaissance_2018.pdf SMR stands for “Small Modular Reactor(s)”. It also stands for the Second Make-Believe Renaissance, for it is the latest effort by an increasingly desperate nuclear industry to create a “Nuclear Renaissance”. They already failed once before. Nuclear Renaissance Number 1 In the west, the expansion of the nuclear industry pretty well...
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Here in Canada we are threatened with the “in-situ decommissioning” [“entombment”] of two old nuclear reactors that have both been shut down for several decades. These two reactors are both owned by the federal government, not by any utility company — the WR-1 reactor on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba, and the NPD reactor (NPD...
Gordon Edwards on the Problem of Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Gordon Edwards on the Problem of Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Gordon Edwards, scientist and founder of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies, discusses the problem of radioactive nuclear waste. Edwards argues that there is no solution to the storage of nuclear waste. The earth is a collection of moving dynamic systems, not a lock box where we can deposit plutonium and expect it to...

Unanticipated Radioactive Repercussions

I have been asked to provide some facts about radiation from nuclear plants. A crippled nuclear reactor is dangerous not because it gives off invisible rays, but because it disseminates harmful radioactive pollutants. So I prefer to use the word “radioactivity” rather than “radiation”. What is radioactivity? Radioactivity is not a thing, but a property...

Gordon Edwards Presentation

To read the complete slide show presentation that Gordon Edwards presented during the Fukushima Rememberances in 2017, click the link below: EDWARDS_NYC_2017 To visit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility/Regroupement pour la surveillance du nucléaire, click the link below: http://www.ccnr.org/ Canada is experiencing decommissioning woes just like the United States and Indian Point in particular. Although the reactors are...

MEDIA ALERT / INVITE TO COVER for Friday November 20

Contact: Stephen Kent, skent@kentcom.com, 914-589-5988 ONLINE FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF THE INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR PLANT AS IT CLOSES PERMANENTLY AND ENTERS DECOMMISSIONING WHAT?  Journalists and bloggers are invited to attend and cover a virtual forum this Friday, November 20 with electeds, experts, and advocates on a topic of the utmost importance to our region:...

Request for comments: Say NO to the dumping of Fukushima’s radioactive water to the Pacific Ocean! Due by 11/30

Our friend and colleague Mari Inoue is asking for our help.  She is introducing us to GENSUIKIN, one of the largest Japanese anti-nuclear and peace organizations in Japan. While many of us are gearing up for the Senate fight in Georgia we also need to remember the rest of the world.  Dumping radioactive water into...

Ohio Attorney General takes legal action to stop nuclear bailout

Attorney general sues to block nuclear bailout cash, JIM PROVANCE Toledo Blade, 13 Nov 20,    COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Friday filed suit to block the owner of two nuclear plants on Lake Erie  from collecting $150 million a year in surcharges from customers that were set in motion by a law at the...

High Level Radioactive waste storage a major concern

Holtec is buying into the decommissioning business by promising reactor communities to remove high level radioactive waste from the reactor site. They have done that in regard to Indian Point.  It is a concern for all of us.   This is a report on a briefing held in Washington D.C. yesterday.  Environmental advocates urge Congress and...

Small Modular Reactors, Small Mythical Reactors, Dirty Dangerous Distractions

SMR’s are the newest fraud perpetrated by the nuclear industry – with a lot of financial help from the Dept. of Energy.  There are many different models being pushed by different companies.  NuScale is a bit ahead of the pack in that they have a blueprint that the NRC has allowed to proceed despite serious...