The Ohio state legislature, in a vaguely-worded bill, is proposing funding nuclear “reactor farms” using experimental technology capable of producing prodigious amounts of radioactive waste… according to Terry Lodge, attorney for the Toledo Coalition for Safe Energy. That group, along with a consortium of 56 safe energy organizations (including Beyond Nuclear in Wisconsin), are working […]
Thirty-three years ago, on April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine experienced two explosions and a fire that released deadly levels of radioactive gas and ash. This event is widely considered the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history. Historian Kate Brown says that “much of what we’re told about […]
On the fifth anniversary of the tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog for the organization “Beyond Nuclear“, discusses continued issues at that site, and relates those experiences to possible disasters at 22 identical reactors in the U.S.
How would a new nuclear power plant be different from the plans 50 years ago? Are there any plans for a disposal site? What are the benefits? Patty Peltekos talks with Katie Nekola, general counsel of Clean Wisconsin, to discuss nuclear power in Wisconsin. Nekola has been with Clean Wisconsin since 2005, coordinating legal, media, and organizing campaigns, […]