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Beyond Nuclear, while U.S. based, recognizes that the issue of nuclear power, particularly in relation to climate change and reactor expansion, has become an international issue. Multi-national corporations, often with foreign ownership, have taken over every facet of the nuclear fuel chain, from uranium mining to waste disposition. Beyond Nuclear is currently engaged in supportive efforts in a number of different countries.

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Wednesday
Jun162010

Hong Kong worried about leaking nuke on China's mainland

"The Hong Kong government said a radioactive leak occurred last month at a nearby nuclear power reactor in mainland China, raising concerns about safety and transparency at a facility 50 kilometers from the city's border." Wall Street Journal. (requires subscription)

Wednesday
Jun162010

Uranium in drinking water responsible for disabled children

High levels of uranium, perhaps from depleted uranium used by the US in the Iraq war, along with other heavy metals, has been found responsible for brain disabilities among children, according to Germany's Microtrace Mineral Lab. Punjab Newsline reports that hair samples of affected children contain these heavy metals, uranium being the only radioactive one. Children of the southern Malwa region of the Punjab are most affected.

Wednesday
Jun162010

Malaysia's radioactive waste danger

Under the threat of new reactor construction, Malaysia is taking stock of its current nuclear waste storage which consists of 80,000 200-liter drums continuing thorium hydroxide and stored above ground in a concrete facility. See the story in The Star.

Saturday
May222010

New UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change: nuclear power a "dead end"

The London Telegraph reports that the new U.K. Minister of Energy and Climate Change, Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, has previously stated that “No private sector investor has built a nuclear power station anywhere in the world without lashings of government subsidy since Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. The World Bank refuses to lend on nuclear projects because of the long history of overruns. Our message is clear, No to nuclear, as it is not a short cut, but a dead end.”

Wednesday
May122010

Russia to build first nuclear reactor in Turkey

The Mediterranean Anti-Nuclear Watch network has decried today's signing of an agreement between Turkey and Russia to build a nuclear reactor on the Turkish coast. The $20 billion agreement would allow the construction of Turkey's first nuclear plant, a plan the country had previously rejected. For more, read the MANW statement.