Archive for the ‘nuclear waste’ Category

From Energy News, numerous documents on the 2014 “radiological event” that possibly released “370 Billion Bq of Plutonium equivalent may have escaped from WIPP drum during ‘thermal runaway’ & multiple fires.”  The “events”* occurred February 5 (86 workers were in the mine at the time of the fire) and February 14 (release of radioactive material […]


As I digest media accounts of the nuclear reactor situation in Japan, it seems to me the U.S. media has a teachable moment at hand. Teachable, as I intend here, means the U.S. media thoughtfully lead the debate on nuclear power and harm in the same way as perhaps Life magazine (May 16, 1949 “The […]


Ran across this “Exxon film” over at Internet Archive today.  One of the claims made in the film is that nuclear power is a “proven alternative” to the use of coal and oil for energy production.