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The discovery of a highly radioactive nuclear fuel element at Hunterston in North Ayrshire has sparked concerns about an “alarming safety lapse”.
Quoting Pete Roche.
The Ferret, 22nd March 2021
Part of Abu Dhabi’s clean energy push, the $32 billion nuclear power station risks destabilising a volatile region with detrimental consequences for the environment.
Quoting Dr Paul Dorfman.
TRT World, 18th March 2021
Big industry players pushing techno-fixes are ignoring the only realistic solution to the climate crisis: renewables.
By Jonathon Porritt
The Guardian, 16th March 2021
“Fukushima ten years later – lessons for networks of nuclear-free cities and regions”.
Speakers include Shaun Burnie and Sean Morris.
Ökologie Institut, 12th March 2021
As Japan mourns the 10-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, policymakers across Europe – some reluctantly – are coming to terms that the technology is essential for the bloc’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Quoting Prof Steve Thomas and Dr Paul Dorfman.
Montel, 11th March 2021
By Shaun Burnie
Greenpeace East Asia, March 2021
The Fukushima disaster was fuelled by Australian uranium but lessons were not learned and the industry continues to fuel global nuclear insecurity with irresponsible uranium export policies.
By Dr Jim Green and David Noonan
Ecologist, 9th March 2021