Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nuclear reality Check, Chapter 3 – Nuclear renaissance or primary school arts project?

In my prior articles I’ve pointed out, that the nuclear energy industry faces major challenges in the future, something that I’ve been saying long before Fukushima. Chief among these problems, is that the costs of new nuclear build (see my … Continue reading

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Nuclear Reality Check, Chapter 2 – Are the French running a Ponzi scheme?

In some of my recent posts (here and here) I’ve tried to impress upon any nuclear industry cheerleaders, that Post-Fukushima (now a class 7 accident), who happen upon my ramblings, that they need to take a healthy dose of reality. … Continue reading

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Some Recent Posts: Is Shale Gas a Fracking Ponzi Scheme?         *New! Japan, a post-Fukushima vision         *New! The Great British Nuclear Power Play The Rio Earth Summit fails….again! The Heartless Heartland Institute and the Right Wing’s Nazi Tourettes …..and solar is forever damned? … Continue reading

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Bonus feature! Myth XI – We need to use MOX and reprocessing to stop Terrorists getting their hands on Plutonium in the future

Lest anyone argue I’m giving the nuclear industry an unnecessarily hard time, we have the latest delusion from Sir David King, suggesting that far from learning the lessons from Thorp (and the ongoing disaster at Fukushima) we should dig ourselves … Continue reading

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Myth X – Disposal of nuclear waste is easily solved, indeed we’ve already sorted it out

While the critics of nuclear energy do tend to make hay out of the waste issue, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem. A problem that is becoming ever more serious the longer it takes for us to do something … Continue reading

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Myth IX – All these problems will be solved when we develop Fusion, which will happen in the near future

Mention these problems about nuclear energy to any nuclear cheerleader and they inevitably bring up the issue of nuclear fusion, usually with some absurd statement such as it being “30 years away”…which they’ve been saying for the last 60 years! … Continue reading

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Myth VIII – Yes, you’ve highlighted several problems but you see once we get these new fast reactors working all these problems will be solved

If there’s one thing that constantly worries me (if not scares me) about the nuclear industry and its cheerleaders, its they’re undying enthusiasm for (so-called) fast “breeder” reactors (or their stable mate the fast neutron reactor). Anyone with half a … Continue reading

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