Nuclear power and the environment

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Is nuclear energy green - and perhaps the answer to our energy needs? Some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

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Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes. This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. There is endless debate around the pros and cons of nuclear energy; and this article aims to get at the core of those too!

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7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous


Nuclear energy is an affordable, efficient and reliable option of generating power for many countries. But the dangerous side of the nuclear waste still casts a shadow over its widespread use. Quick Navigation for Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous. What is nuclear waste?

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

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Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan, have nuclear power ambitions of their own. Statistically, the facts and figures of the need for nuclear reactors , are evident.

Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Problems


Here’s the bottom line on nuclear waste: it’s incredibly toxic, incredibly dangerous, and if you’re among the 99 percent who aren’t employed by the nuclear energy industry, you don’t want it stored anywhere near your home. Why is it difficult to deal with nuclear waste safely?

Jordan Suspends Its Nuclear Plans Amid Controversy

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After a busy week of debate and controversy, MPs in Jordan have supported a parliamentary committee recommendation to suspend Jordan’s projected nuclear programme. Image of previous nuclear protest via Hamza Omari/ Greenpeace Jordan. Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests.

Britain's independent nuclear deterrent

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The subjects of Her Majesty – for there is no such thing as a British citizen – and the rest of the world are told time and again that the Trident missiles on the nuclear submarines based at Faslane, at Gare Loch, are Britain's independent nuclear deterrent.

Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests

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Anti-nuclear campaigners in Jordan have staged another protest against the nation’s plans to build a nuclear reactor. The nuclear plans are part of Jordan’s effort to become more self-sufficient at providing its own energy.

Nuclear Updates from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE

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From growing protests in Jordan and Egypt to the first ever approved plant in UAE – we have the latest on nuclear from the region. Jordan’s nuclear ambitions , which have faced a particularly rocky time over the years , encounters more drawbacks.

‘Our Jordan is Not Nuclear’ Say Greenpeace Activists

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Campaigners step up their lobbying for a nuclear-free Jordan as the final decision with regards to the chosen firm approaches. The Jordanian government will pick the firm which will build Jordan’s first nuclear station in May. Nuclear reactors can never be safe.

Nuclear crisis in Japan

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Smoke is seen here coming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where several people have been reported injured following an explosion at the site. In the aftermaths of the massive and devastating earthquake that hit Japan yesterday a nuclear crisis has unfolded in the country.

Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

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Protesters in Jordan are campaigning against the country’s plans to build a nuclear reactor which they state carries more risks than positive impacts. As a water scare country , Jordan is also badly placed to provide the copious amounts of water that are needed to cool a nuclear reactor.

Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

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Jordan is now months away from announcing the company they have selected to construct the country’s first nuclear reactor. The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor as part of its efforts to end its heavy dependence on energy imports.

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant

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A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station. . Another reason to abandon nuclear power plants in our troubled land and vote for solar instead?

UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans

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Despite the Fukushima nuclear power disaster, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates states that they will stick by their nuclear energy plans. For the United Arab Emirates at least, nuclear power is still firmly on the table for future energy plans.

Nuclear is Not The Way

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I hope the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is listening. The DGEIS seeks to examine the environmental costs of spent nuclear fuel. During the meeting, dozens of concerned citizens spoke about problems associated with nuclear waste.

Greenpeace Assesses Jordan’s Energy Future Without Nuclear Option

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The report demonstrates Jordan’s potential to achieve full energy independence through renewable sources whilst campaigning against kingdom ambitions to develop nuclear energy. Image of anti-nuclear protestor via Greenpeace Jordan facebook page.

King Abdullah: Israel is Disrupting Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

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Does placing Israel in the same camp as the anti-nuclear movement in Jordan have negative implications for the success and popularity of the campaign? There is now a new plot twist in the Jordanian nuclear ambition saga. Jordan Suspends Its Nuclear Plans Amid Controversy.

The Nuclear Meltdown of George Monbiot

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Sadly, few of those descriptors apply to the George Monbiot who is now championing nuclear energy. Until quite recently, Monbiot was unequivocal that nuclear energy was not worth the risks. He was also certain that nuclear was not the optimal solution for climate change mitigation.

Turks Ask Their Leaders to Say “No to Nuclear”

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Two years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the Turkish government is moving ahead with nuclear power despite public opposition. Turkey’s government expects work to begin on the country’s first nuclear power stations this year. Energy Nuclear energy

Reconsidering the nuclear option

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fukushima N-power plant explosion Sat 03-12-11 In the light of the events of mid-March 2011 following the earth quake and the tsunami in Japan nuclear power generation should be seriously rethought. It is not an option.

As US Nuclear Reactors decay…

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It relates to the slow gradual decline of the US nuclear power sector. I’ve never been in a US nuclear plant, but people whom I know who have (pro-nuclear mind) paint a bleak picture. Suffice to say, many of America’s nuclear plants are as it were “ getting on a bit ”.

Nuclear? Non, Merci

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While recent events in Japan have the world all twitterpated about nuclear power, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is not economic in terms of return on investment. While it is true that older plants create significant free cash flow, new plants are too expensive to build, resulting in negative returns on investment. That is why nobody has broken ground on a new plant in the US, because even with loan guarantees, plants need direct subsidies to make them work economically.

Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors

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Forty years in the making: Turkey still intent on building the country’s first nuclear reactor on this serene spot on the Mediterranean Coast. Energy Black Sea Cypress Israel Japan Mediterranean Sea nuclear Turkey United Arab Emirates

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Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

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From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious questions over Jordan’s nuclear plans. Problematic Nuclear Industry. Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests.

Could Intense Solar Flares Meltdown Nuclear Reactors Everywhere?

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A massive solar flare, like small one shown in this photo , could cause the world’s 440 commercial and 300 plus research nuclear reactors to melt down simultaneously. More articles about the sun, solar energy, and nuclear energy: Arab Spring May Boost Chance for Desertec Solar Power.

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Suspected of Actual Meltdown

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Yes we’re a site that focuses on the Middle East, but the Japan nuclear event is huge, and will affect all life on this planet. It now appears that at least one of the Fukushima Diiachi nuclear reactors, its No. Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone&# Dogs and Cats.

Who Needs 11 Nuclear Plants?

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Egyptian environmentalists urge officials to reconsider their plans to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. Egypt’s military intends to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. At a recent seminar in Cairo, officials openly discussed the country’s nuclear energy program.

Sun Salutations! Germany’s Siemens Pulls Out of Nuclear Energy

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Löscher told Der Spiegel: “The chapter (of building nuclear plants) is closed for us. We will no longer be involved in managing the building or financing of nuclear plants.”

Mutant Fukushima Butterflies Should Discourage Middle East Nuclear

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Researchers who collected and studied 100 pale grass blue butterflies from the Fukushima prefecture following last year’s nuclear meltdown have discovered serious mutations resulting from exposure to radiation.

Egypt to begin building nuclear reactor in 2020

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Construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant will begin in the next two to two-and-a-half years. Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in 2015 that allowed Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa along the northwestern coast of Egypt. Nuclear reactors can never be safe.

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Plans For Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant Revealed

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Located in the southern province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea, the Akkuyu nuclear plant has been controversial since it was first proposed in the 1970s. There is no visible plan for how Akkuyu will dispose of the nuclear waste generated by the facility.

Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Much Worse Than Chernobyl

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Although several months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan, the resulting nuclear power plant crisis, and the effect on the world environment is still far from over. Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment.

Turkey Expected To Cancel Nuclear Plans After Massive Earthquake

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Although the temblor didn’t shake the Black Sea region of Sinop, which was some 800 kilometers northwest of the epicenter, it may have stalled plans to build a nuclear power plant (NPP) there. Nuclear ambitions. Despite Japan, Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors.

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

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Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. nuclear power’s days are numbered. In 1957, the country’s first commercial nuclear reactor was completed in Pennsylvania.

Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?

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Jordan looks into the advantages of nuclear and we debunk the ‘green’ arguments for going nuclear. Whilst Turkey reassesses its own nuclear plans following a devastating earthquake, Jordan is still exploring the pros and cons of going radioactive. Desalination and Nuclear Energy.

Maritime Nuclear Energy May Still Be Worthwhile – To a Point

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Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 Years of Victory : Can spend many months at sea. Maritime nuclear may circumvent some of the risks. How a nuclear submarine reactor works. The Down Side of Nuclear Powered Navy Vessels. Nuclear Fears, Myths and Reality.

Nuclear Radiation Exposure Distorts Natural Gender Ratio

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The Japan nuclear disaster confirmed what we already know for certain: radiation is dangerous to human populations. Food & Health children Ecosexuality environmental research nuclear radiation radiation radiation exposure reproduction research sexual health sperm

There is Only One Side to the Nuclear Debate

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Helen Caldicott has campaigned against nuclear energy for decades. Today she talked to Green Prophet about how no nuclear event is merely local. Because nuclear disasters in our interconnected world are never merely local affairs. Nothing nuclear knows boundaries.

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is going from bad to worse, following Friday’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Energy Egypt Israel Japan Jordan Middle East nuclear radiationChecking for radiation in Japan.

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Japan Shutting Down Nuclear Plant Near Faultline

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Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has decided to close down a nuclear power plant located southwest of Tokyo because of its proximity to a volatile tectonic fault line. halt operations of all the reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant,” Kan said at a televised press conference. Eco News japan nuclear plant shutdown

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An Energy Insider for Nuclear Newcomers in the Middle East

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Nuclear energy is a low carbon power source, but whether or not it should be considered a renewable energy source is long debated and fought over –- even in the Middle East where the industry is nascent. This is what I am asking Jack Shillito, a senior analyst for Nuclear Energy Insider.