As Japan Says Fukushima Disaster “Man-Made” & “Preventable,” Fears Grow for Nuclear Plants Worldwide
Juan Gonzalex, Democracy Now, July 8 2012
A Japanese parliamentary inquiry has concluded last year’s nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster — that could and should have been foreseen and prevented."
Martin Fackler, New York Times, March 10 2012
TOKYO — A year after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused nearly catastrophic meltdowns at a nuclear plant, Japan is still grappling with a crucial question: was the accident simply the result of an unforeseeable natural disaster or something that could have been prevented?
Campbell Clark & Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 09, 2012
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has chosen to override the qualms of the government’s non-proliferation experts to permit a multibillion-dollar business in exports of Saskatchewan uranium to China’s nuclear industry.
By James Weldon, North Shore News
Empty ship for sale by bankrupt owners while cargo's costs subject of civil suit
By Jonathan Ratner, Vancouver Sun, Financial Post, May 31, 2011
Country to shut down all reactors by 2022
The uranium sector came under some selling pressure on Monday after Germany announced it will shut down all of its nuclear reactors by 2022, reversing a nuclear energy policy put in place in October 2010.
By Licia Corbella, Vancouver Sun,
Over the decades, I have tried very hard to be open-minded about nuclear power. I have met with nuclear scientists who work for the nuclear industry, held editorial board meetings with them, read their literature and several books that made arguments in favour of building more nuclear power plants.
John Spears, Toronto Star, March 22, 2011
Durham Regional Police removed four Greenpeace protesters from a hearing into nuclear safety and environment issues Tuesday at around 1:30 p.m. after they had chained themselves to a table in the hearing room.
Spiegel Online, December 22, 2010
The old concrete sarcophagus encasing the burned reactor at Chernobyl is crumbling. Although a European consortium has agreed to entomb the site in a metal vault, it is still unclear exactly where all the money will come from. Moscow, for its part, appears reluctant to pay up.
By Andrew Mayeda, Postmedia News, December 16, 2010
OTTAWA — The Harper government's plans to sell the troubled Candu unit of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., appear at risk of unravelling, with one of the two official bidders said to be wavering in its commitment to take on the challenge of marketing new Candu reactors.
By DIANA S. POWERS, New York Times, July 26, 2010
By Carsten Volkery, Spiegel Online, July 21, 2010
Britain's Nuclear Renaissance in Doubt under New Government
Britain's previous government had visions of a nuclear renaissance for the country. But the new energy minister in London is an atomic energy opponent and utility companies, including two based in Germany, fear he may derail their plans.
MIKE DE SOUZA,Vancouver Sun, February 5, 2010
An expansion of nuclear facilities and energy sources is unlikely to occur over the next two decades, unless the global community adopts major changes to improve safety and security as well as working to prevent the risk of proliferation, says a new report released on Thursday.