The Renaissance of the Anti-Nuclear Movement

This weekend over 15,000 people turned out to disrupt a delivery of nuclear waste across Germany -- one of the largest such protests in years. The German press expects the nuclear issue to play a big role in next year's election campaign……

They were the biggest and most violent anti-nuclear protests in Germany since 2001,………….

The 10,000 police at the scene were ordered to clear the road before the trucks departed from a railway freight yard carrying the 11 containers. They were bound for the storage site at Gorleben where tons of similar waste are already guarded round the clock

 

About 1,000 protesters who blocked the entrance to the warehouse were carried away one by one by riot police.

 

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,589456,00.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-EU-Germany-Nuclear-Waste.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how much longer reactors remain in operation, the German Government faces an urgent decision over the permanent storage of radioactive waste. Current problems at the Asse nuclear waste dump in the northern state of Lower Saxony illustrate the fatal consequences of the failure to take appropriate steps to store radioactive waste. In the 1960s, nuclear strategists dreamed of building an exemplary permanent storage model in Asse. Today, the entire nuclear waste storage facility is expected to sink, taking with it 89,000 tonnes of weak-moderately radioactive waste, including 11 kg of plutonium, causing serious risks. As there is no final repository for radioactive waste in Germany, the German utilities now store their low and intermediate radioactive waste in nearly 50 locations.

 

 

Leaking radioactive waste pool at Indian Point drained

500,000 gallons of radioactive water and spent fuel rods, has been drained and cleaned.

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081110/NEWS/811100315

 

Radioactive materials getting recycled into goods - Los Angeles Times
French authorities made headlines last month when they said as many as 500 sets of radioactive buttons had been installed in elevators throughout France. It wasn’t an isolated case……………

 

Obama on Nuclear power

See video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R52J2D5QQU

 

Something to ponder

The Associated Press: Syria blames Israeli bombs for uranium traces
Syria’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that Israeli bombs may be the source of uranium traces that diplomats at the U.N. nuclear agency said were found at a suspected nuclear site.

 

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist

2008 world nuclear industry status report: Global nuclear power

By Mycle Schneider | 16 September 2008   

The nuclear power industry is in a state of global decline--a situation that isn't going to change in the foreseeable future.