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Saturday
Mar192011

Could Japan rekindle US anti-nuclear movement?

In today's New York Times: "Paul Gunter, the director of the reactor oversight project at the advocacy group Beyond Nuclear, said a protest vigil planned for Sunday at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant could prove a test case. The reactor, whose troubles in recent years have included the collapse of a cooling tower and leaks of radioactive tritium from underground pipes, is a near twin of Unit No. 1 at the troubled Daiichi nuclear station. The State of Vermont argues that the plant is unreliable.

“Sunday will be the first indicator of the depth of the public mood,” Mr. Gunter said of the protest. Just before the earthquake and tsunami in Japan hit, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted to reject all challenges to extending the operating license of the Vermont Yankee plant."

Saturday
Mar192011

Ralph Nader, Ira Helfand,Philip White on DemocracyNow! on Japan

Saturday
Mar192011

Brilliant new Mark Fiore animation

From Mark Fiore. See Cutzilla emerge from a Republicanactive dome! Watch Lobbymon from the NEI spew radioactive talking points worldwide! See President Hope-a-Tron support nuclear and "clean" coal!

Saturday
Mar192011

Wind power cheaper than nuclear, EU climate chief

From The Guardian

Generating energy from wind turbines at sea would be cheaper than building new atomic power plants, Europe's climate chief has said, in the latest challenge to the crisis-stricken nuclear industry. Connie Hedegaard, the EU climate change commissioner, said: "Some people tend to believe that nuclear is very, very cheap, but offshore wind is cheaper than nuclear. People should believe that this is very, very cheap."

Saturday
Mar192011

Where are the US reactors similar to those in crisis in Japan?

There are 23 GE Mark1 Boiling Water Reactors in the U.S. of the same design as those at Fukushima. This list from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission shows which designs are Boiling Water or Pressurized Water reactors. Here is the list of Mark I BWRs in the country.

Browns Ferry 1,2,3 (W of Huntsville, AL); Brunswick 1,2, ( 40 miles W of Wilmington,NC), Cooper (23 miles south of Nebraksa City, NE), Dresden 2,3 (25 miles SW of Joliet, IL), Duane Arnold ( 8 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, IA), Fermi 2 (24 miles NE of Toledo, IL), FitzPatrick (6 miles NE of Oswego, NY), Hatch 1,2 (20 miles S of Vidalia, GA), Hope Creek 1 (18 miles SE of Wilmington, DE), Monticello (35 miles NW of Minneapolis, MN), Nine Mile Point 1 (6 miles NE of Oswego, NY), Oyster Creek (9 miles S of Toms River, NJ), Peach Bottom 2,3 (17.9 miles S of Lancaster, PA), Pilgrim 1 (38 miles SE of Boston, MA), Quad Cities 1,2 (20 miles NE of Moline, IL), Vermont Yankee (5 miles S of Brattleboro, VT).