Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011
June 3, 2016

Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford University

This annual event, free for preregistered media, delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. This year's lunchtime debate on the need for a nuclear power renaissance will feature two Nobel-prize winning physicists—Steve Chu and Burt Richter—on the pro nuclear side vs.  UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh. The debate will be webcast live.

"Ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Will Remain A Threat For 3,000 Years"

"It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with nuclear disaster, that the word Chernobyl came to mean more than just a little village in rural Ukraine, and this place became more than just another spot in the shadowy Soviet Union."

Source: McClatchy, 04/26/2016

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