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Nuclear Power

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Honouring the Life and Work of Chiyo Nohara
Chiyo Nohara, who died aged 60, was member of the research team that published the first scientific evidence of harm to a living organism from radioactive contamination due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Susie Greaves 7th January 2016

A Dangerous Nuclear White Elephant
The UK government is bound and determined to build a power station that even supporters of nuclear power say is far too expensive; meanwhile renewable energy generation is streaking ahead with flexible energy storage technologies making both fossil fuel and nuclear energy obsolete and redundant as well as dangerous
Prof Peter Saunders 5th October 2015

Spiralling Cost of Nuclear Power Station
The estimated cost of building the Hinkley Point C power station has risen more than 4-fold in just over 6 years since the UK Parliament voted in favour of it based on insufficient information and misleading estimates...
Prof Peter Saunders 25th February 2015

Tokyo Contaminated and Not Fit for Habitation, Doctor Says
All 23 districts of Tokyo contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, worse than at Chernobyl after the accident, and blood cells of children under ten are showing worrying changes; the WHO, the IAEA & the Japanese government cannot be trusted
Susie Greaves 24th September 2014

More Trouble at Olkiluoto Nuclear Plant
Finnish nuclear plant already vastly over budget and overdue has slowed almost to a halt, embroiled in dispute and with no end in sight; it augurs badly for UK’s bloated nuclear ambition
Prof Peter Saunders 5th March 2014

Congenital Hypothyroidism and Fukushima Fallout in the US
Plume of airborne radioactive iodine arrival in the US correlates with increased rates of congenital hypothyroidism among the new born
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 20th January 2014

UK Government's Great Nuclear Blunder
The UK Government weakened its bargaining position by dragging its feet on renewables, and is promising to pay for nuclear at exorbitant prices in projects that will not deliver
Prof Peter Saunders 8th January 2014

Fukushima Crisis Goes Global
Massive radioactive leaks continue from the badly damaged structures as the dangerous operation of moving spent fuel rods begins, and still greater challenges of decommissioning the meltdown reactors yet to come; international help is urgently needed to stem the ongoing release of deadly radioactive isotopes and remediate the badly contaminated environment
Dr Mae Wan Ho 6th January 2014

The World Must Take Charge at Fukushima
Massive leakages of heavily contaminated water, crumbling structures, and spent fuels that if exposed to air could release 85 times as much lethal caesium as was released at Chernobyl are obvious reasons why urgent help is needed from the world’s top experts
Dr Mae Wan Ho 30th September 2013

Nuclear Subsidies Largesse by other Names
A new inquiry into energy subsidies has been launched by UK’s cross-party Environment Audit Committee [1], but will it uncover all that are to go into nuclear energy?
Prof Peter Saunders 3rd June 2013

Fukushima Mutant Butterflies Confirm Harm from Low-Dose Radiation
The most thorough study combining field and lab research finds that the deformities caused by low-dose radiation persist and worsen over generations
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th September 2012

Announcing Death Camp Fukushima Chernobyl - an ISIS special reportAnnouncing Death Camp Fukushima Chernobyl - an ISIS special report
The potential future for the Fukushima children victims is written starkly in the government birth and death registries of the heavily contaminated regions in the Chernobyl fallout: close to a million excess deaths, a doubling or tripling of general mortality rates.

Many of the deaths and sicknesses could have been avoided had governments not done their best to suppress the evidence from the start, aided and abetted by the nuclear lobby posing as regulators.

This report is a succinct account of the real evidence from scientists and doctors persecuted for telling the truth. A global phase out of nuclear power is in order, given that a combination of renewable energy options can provide all our energy needs safely, sustainably, and at much more affordable costs.
ISIS 25th July 2012

WHO Report on Fukushima a Travesty
The World Health Organisation has failed in its obligation to protect the public and guilty of the crime of non-assistance
Susie Greaves 9th July 2012

UK's Nuclear Illusion
UK Parliament's decision to authorise the construction of 10 new nuclear power plants was taken on the basis of misleading evidence
Prof. Peter Saunders 4th July 2012

Nuclear Shutdown
Potential future of Fukushima children written in Chernobyl
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Peter Saunders 25th June 2012

The Pectin Controversy
How the government orchestrated attack on science and scientists to protect the nuclear industry
Susie Greaves 18th June 2012

Fukushima Fallout Rivals Chernobyl
State-of-the-art analysis based on the most inclusive datasets available reveals that radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdown is at least as big as Chernobyl and more global in reach
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 11th June 2012

Apple Pectin for Radioprotection
A group of doctors and scientists risked their lives and careers to help children living in the most contaminated areas of the Chernobyl fallout and discovered a simple treatment that clears the radionuclides from their bodies, offering hope for future generations of Chernobyl and Fukushima victims
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th June 2012

Truth about Fukushima
The release of radioactivity from Fukushima is at least as great as from Chernobyl, and a humanitarian disaster on the scale of Chernobyl needs to be averted by acknowledging the truth and taking responsibility for mitigating measures
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th June 2012

Bystander Effects Multiply Dose and Harm from Ionizing Radiation
Effects of radiation felt by non-radiated neighbouring cells prompt a rethink of radiation risk, radiotherapy and radioprotection
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 28th May 2012

Chernobyl Deaths Top a Million Based on Real Evidence
Medical records from contaminated areas speak for themselves; doctors, scientists and citizens bear witness to the devastating health impacts of radioactive fallout from nuclear accidents
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th May 2012

The True Costs of French Nuclear Power
Not only is French nuclear power nowhere near as safe as has been portrayed, it is also far from cost-effective, to put it mildly
Susie Greaves 23rd January 2012

French Nuclear Power Not Safe
French nuclear power is far from safe, and the government covered up effects of the Chernobyl disaster on French people
Susie Greaves 16th January 2012

Thorium the Answer to Clean Energy?
The Fukushima disaster has rekindled interest in thorium reactors, which may be both safer and more economical as their proponents claim, but do we need nuclear power at all?
Prof. Peter Saunders 14th September 2011

Fukushima Fallout
With the Fukushima crisis still running, many countries are shifting away from nuclear power. India and the UK, however, are still firmly committed
Prof. Peter Saunders 3rd August 2011

Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl
Chernobyl deaths many times the official figures and Fukushima not unanticipated
Prof. Peter Saunders 3rd May 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
Fukushima is just one among many similar disasters waiting to happen worldwide; governments and regulators have systematically downplayed the risks and hidden the real costs of nuclear power; there is no place for nuclear in a truly green energy portfolio; furthermore, there is a lot we can do to put the nuclear genie back into the bottle
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 11th April 2011

The Truth about Chernobyl
Senior Russian scientists document deaths and illnesses from Chernobyl 100 times those reported by the International Atomic Energy Agency
Prof. Peter Saunders 17th June 2010

The Real Cost of Nuclear Power
Debunking UK government estimates on the low cost of nuclear power
Prof. Peter Saunders 12th May 2010

LENRs Replacing Coal for Distributed Democratized Power
Low energy nuclear reactions have the potential to provide distributed power generation with zero carbon emission and cheaper than coal
Lewis Larsen 27th January 2009

Safe, Less Costly Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning and More
How weak interaction LENRs can take us out of the nuclear safety and economic black hole
Lewis Larsen 26th January 2009

LENRs for Nuclear Waste Disposal
How weak interactions can transform radioactive isotopes into more benign elements
Lewis Larsen 11th December 2008

Widom-Larsen Theory Explains Low Energy Nuclear Reactions & Why They Are Safe and Green
All down to collective effects and weak interactions
Lewis Larsen 4th December 2008

Low Energy Nuclear Reactions for Green Energy
How weak interactions can provide sustainable nuclear energy and revolutionize the energy industry
Lewis Larsen 13th November 2008

The Nuclear Black Hole
New studies confirm that the nuclear option is inherently unsustainable as well as unsafe and uneconomic
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th September 2008

Old Nuclear Cash Cows Exposed
The "nuclear renaissance" may be a convenient charade to distract people while industry milks the old nuclear cash cows to drain the public coffers and endanger the nation Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th September 2008

Nuclear Industry’s Financial and Safety Nightmare
A devastating new report exposes UK’s unfolding nuclear catastrophe
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 22nd September 2008

Close-up on Nuclear Safety
New report finds nuclear safety seriously amiss and there is no protection against sabotage by terrorists
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 17th September 2008

Nuclear Renaissance Runs Aground
World leaders sign up as US nuclear programme stalls and accidents rocks top nuclear nation
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 15th September 2008

From Cold Fusion to Condensed Matter Nuclear Science
Evidence for cold fusion accumulates as enthusiasts transform it into a new discipline. Cheap, clean, and safe nuclear energy on the horizon.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 18th October 2007

Nuclear Power: A Leap into the Dark Energy Chasm
Prof. Peter Saunders raises issues of transparency, cost, safety, wastes and carbon emissions savings to show why nuclear power is not an option
Prof. Peter Saunders 21st June 2006

Safe New Generation Nuclear Power?
The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor
Prof. Peter Saunders 17th February 2006

Deconstructing the Nuclear Power Myths
Peter Bunyard disposes of the argument for nuclear power: it is highly uneconomical, and the saving on greenhouse gas emissions negligible, if any, compared to a gas-fired electricity generating plant
Peter Bunyard 11th July 2005

Energy Strategies in Global Warming: Is Nuclear Energy the Answer?
Nuclear energy makes economic nonsense and ecological disaster and provides great opportunities for terrorists. Peter Bunyard
Peter Bunyard 8th July 2005