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Wednesday
Mar132013

Navy vets speak out about radiation exposure from Fukushima

As aired on CBS-TV. U.S. Navy veterans Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis are part of a growing group of sailors who blame the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown for making them sick.

In March 2011, Plym and Enis were among the 5,000 sailors on board the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, both quartermasters whose job was to plot their ship's course.

Immediately after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, wiping out villages, killing tens of thousands of people, and damaging the coastal power plant, the navy diverted their ship from South Korea to Japan to provide aid. It was called Operation Tomodachi, the Japanese word for friend. More.

Wednesday
Mar132013

Paul Gunter on The Big Picture on Fukushima anniversary

Monday
Mar112013

NRC Commissioners reject France's bid to build wholly-owned reactor in Maryland

On March 11, 2013, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected an appeal by UniStar Nuclear Corporation which is wholly-owned by France's state-owned nuclear utility Electricite de France (EdF) to reconsider an earlier NRC licensing board decision to reject the application to build a new Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) in Lusby, MD.  The Commission vote effectively terminates UniStar's combined construction and operation application based on a prohibition by the United States Atomic Energy Act of foreign ownership and control of US nuclear reactors.  Originally, the new reactor application had been submitted to the NRC through the joint partnership in UniStar by Annapolis-based Constellation Energy and Edf.  Constellation Energy withdrew from the partnership in December 2012 over its unwillingness to gamble $800 million of its own money to finance a U.S. Department of Energy federal loan guarantee of $7.8 billion dollars.  EdF has been unable to find a U.S. domestic electric utility to join it in the financial quick sand of new reactor construction.

See Beyond Nuclear press release

Monday
Mar112013

Life is more important than money....and nuclear power

Tokyo rally, March 9, 2013.

Monday
Mar112013

Thousands protest in Japan to remember Fukushima and say "no" to nukes