Nuclear news (still too long) this week
Some bits of good news – An Indigenous-led effort in Canada offers a hopeful alternative to traditional conservation practices. Kauai, Hawaii rapidly transitioned to greener energy by shifting from a for-profit utility to a locally owned cooperative. Portugal made great strides in renewable energy.
TOP STORIES. Classified! The secret radiation files.
‘We’re a War Machine as a Nation’: The Truth About American Politics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTP-W9VoFKA US Says It’s Powerless To Stop The Genocide That It Is Directly Funding And Supplying. Israel Wages War Against Gaza’s Remaining Hospitals.
NuScale Power, UAMPS agree to terminate small modular nuclear reactor project. Failed U.S. Nuclear Project Raises Cost Concerns for Canadian Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Development. Small Nuclear Reactor Contract Fails, Signaling Larger Issues with Nuclear Energy Development in U.S.Climate. THE CRISIS IN OUR OCEANS THREATENS ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT – INCLUDING OUR OWN.
Nuclear. Industry in crisis as NuScale’s small nuclear reactor fails.
CIVIL LIBERTIES. Detained Under UK Terrorism Law, Whistleblower Says Police Questioned His Support for Assange. ‘Israel targets journalists intentionally’: Gaza reporters share their stories with RT. Alison McDermott’s Courageous Whistleblower Journey at Sellafield Nuclear Site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsIxR5gVFnQ
ECONOMICS. NuScale shares plunge as it cancels flagship small nuclear reactor project. The First Small-Scale Nuclear Plant in the US Died Before It Could Live. Deal to build pint-size nuclear reactors canceled, ‘avoiding a giant financial debacle.’ Uncertainties in estimating production costs of future nuclear technologies: A model-based analysis of small modular reactors. No American money left for Ukraine – USAID.
EDUCATION. Nuclear lobby and NASA propagandising to schoolkids.
EMPLOYMENT. Accident proves Japan’s toxic water plan dubious.
ENERGY. Portugal made great strides in renewable energy.
ENVIRONMENT. Oceans. Pacific island nations express concern over Fukushima water release.
LEGAL. Court of Appeal: Together Against Sizewell v Sec of State for Energy Security. Anti-Nuclear Activist Goes on Trial Amid the Fallout of Oppenheimer’s Legacy.
MEDIA. Propaganda Blitz: How Mainstream Media Is Pushing Fake Palestine Stories. ‘Movement Media Has Really Emerged in Its Own Right’. ABC journalists criticise broadcaster’s coverage of Gaza invasion – not allowed to use the word “Palestine“.
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY. UK small nuclear competition: Rolls Royce in, Bill Gates snubbed.
OPPOSITION to NUCLEAR . 20 years after campaign began, the fight to ban deadly depleted uranium weapons goes on.
POLITICS INTERNATIONAL and DIPLOMACY.
PROTESTS. 300,000 March in Washington, D.C. for Palestine.
SECRETS and LIES. Wikileaks cable: Israeli intelligence chief encouraged Hamas takeover of Gaza Strip.
SPACE. EXPLORATION, WEAPONS. Book Review: Are We Ready to Head to Mars? Not So Fast. At SpaceX, worker injuries soar in Elon Musk’s rush to Mars. U.S. Space Force and the dangerous clutter of human-produced stuff in space. US military gives Lockheed Martin $33.7 million to develop nuclear spacecraft.
SPINBUSTER. Nuclear energy is not ‘clean’ or ‘green’ in the European Union’s taxonomy.
WASTES. Russia raises alarm about nuclear waste storage in Ukraine reaching unsafe levels.
WAR and CONFLICT . No possibility of Gaza ceasefire – Biden. ‘Can You Hear the Screams?’ Physician Says Western Leaders Complicit in Israeli Attacks on Gaza Hospitals. ‘We Are Being Killed Here, Please Do Something’: Nurses and Doctors Plead for Gaza Cease-Fire. Iran warning: Israel provoking ‘inevitable expansion’ of war after IDF conducts flag-raising ceremony in Gaza . The moniker ‘Genocide Joe’ beginning to fit President Biden. Biden’s Pathetic Response to Israel’s Bombing of Gaza (w/ Chris Hedges). Biden Could End All This With One Phone Call.
Ukraine’s counteroffensive is finished – governor.
WEAPONS and WEAPONS SALES.
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