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More questions about Canada’s plutonium funding and nuclear weapons proliferation

Hello Michael, Donna, Pat: As Shakespeare once said, “Reprocessing by any other name would still stink to high heaven,,,,” The PUREX process dissolved spent fuel in acid to liquify the the solid nuclear fuel waste and then chemically separate the plutonium, leaving the unfissioned uranium and the fission products behind. Very proliferation-prone. The Argonne Labs...

SMR’s in Canada

Troublemaking:  More questions about Canada’s plutonium  funding and nuclear weapons proliferation By Janice Harvey and Susan O’Donnell, The Hill Times, April 4, 2022 The threat of nuclear weapons being deployed by Vladimir Putin, and the potential weaponization of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, has reawakened the public to the danger that these technologies pose. Much to the chagrin...
Ukrainians shocked by 'crazy' scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Background: In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear disaster dispersed dozens of varieties of radioactive poisons high into the air, contaminating soil, water and food over large parts of Europe and northern England, with traces of radioactivity from Chernobyl detected as far away as Rio de Janeiro. Ground contamination around the Chernobyl site was particularly high, leading...
More on Russian troops at Chernobyl from Gordon Edwards

More on Russian troops at Chernobyl from Gordon Edwards

Russian soldiers leave Chornobyl  nuclear plant, Ukraine says Nuclear operator says troops suffered radiation  sickness after digging trenches at contaminated site The Associated Press · Posted: Mar 31, 2022 2:46 PM ET | Last Updated: March 31https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russian-soldiers-leave-chornobyl-ukraine-says-1.6403837 The last Russian troops left the Chernobyl nuclear plant early Friday, according to the Ukrainian government agency responsible for the...
Blast from the Past: Proposed new nuclear reactors are a distraction from real climate action

Blast from the Past: Proposed new nuclear reactors are a distraction from real climate action

Small Modular Reactors Raise Nuclear Waste  Risk, Distract from Real Climate Solutions The Energy Mix, July 7, 2020https://theenergymix.com/2020/07/07/small-modular-reactors-raise-nuclear-waste-risk-distract-from-real-climate-solutions/ The rise of “small” nuclear reactors (SMRs) raises serious concerns about radioactive waste disposal and is ultimately a distraction from real climate solutions, according to two separate analyses published days apart in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, two of...

Gordon Edwards January 27, NEIS Night With The Experts with video link

Gordon is an excellent, informative speaker.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an experienced story teller demystify nuclear power and the most seductive siren of all – uranium. Marilyn Night With The Experts welcomes Dr. Gordon Edwards discussing Uranium – The Deadliest Shape Shifter Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7pm Central Time, 9pm Eastern, UTC -6...
Fukushima Takes a Turn for the Worse

Fukushima Takes a Turn for the Worse

Many of you may remember Gordon Edwards from his presentation at our Fukushima Comemoration program in Westchester some years ago. He is quoted in the article below.  It is a a quote we all need to remember. https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/01/10/fukushima-takes-a-turn-for-the-worse/ … “Making all matters nuclear even worse, which applies to the current mess at Fukushima’s highly toxic scenario,...

Blast from the Past: The Great Debate – Edwards vs Teller – 1974

Good afternoon: In a recent TV documentary on plans to bury all of Canada’s high level nuclear waste in the neighbourhood of some small community in Ontario, the journalist Christopher Read of the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) inserted a clip from an old televised debate between Gordon Edwards and Edward Teller. A few people...

Fri Nov 26, APTN Investigates, 7pm EDT: Update on NWMO’s Search for a DGR for High-Level Nuclear Waste

To all Nuclear Waste Watchers: Christopher Read, TV journalist with APTN, has just completed a half-hour documentary on NWMO’s plans for a permanent underground nuclear waste dump for all of Canada’s HLW.It will include a portion of an interview with me, done from my dining room. It will be broadcast this Friday, November 26, on...

Scientists for Future Germany : “Nuclear energy not a technology to solve climate crisis” – ENGLISH Executive Summary

Dear Friends: Thanks to Gunter Wippel, our very good friend in Germany, for this information.I have the complete German report in pdf form if anyone wants me to send it, or you can downlaod it form the link: https://zenodo.org/record/5573719 Gordon Edwards. ————————— ENGLISH: In light of the accelerating climate crisis, nuclear energy and its place in the...

Gordon Edwards on the entire nuclear fuel chain from uranium mining to reactors and bombs

Dear Friends and Colleagues: On October 19, 2021, I gave a webinar entitled “Uranium – Premises, Promises and Predicaments”that dealt with a number of key questions related to uranium and nuclear energy: • To what extent can new nuclear reactors make an important contribution in fighting climate change?• Are the new reactors currently being proposed...

Waste Isolation Pilot Project

Hello folks. WIPP = Waste Isolation Pilot Project, a deep undreground repository for transuranic-contaminated wastes (TRU wastes). Transuranic elements are human-made radioactive materials such as plutonium, americium, neptunium, and curium, all of tnem created inside nuclear reactors when uranium atoms absorb one or more neutrons without splitting, thereby becoming heavier than uranium or “transuranic”.  These...