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Written by Rebecca Muir

Argued to be one of the most horrific American war crimes to date, the incineration and radiation poisoning of over 350,000 civilians in a losing and vulnerable Japan is the first (and hopefully last) example of intended nuclear destruction. 350 more words

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The ethics of risk communication and the role of moral emotions in communicating nuclear crises

My paper “Risk communication surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster: an anthropological approach” was recently cited in a study titled “Nuclear energy, responsible risk communication and moral emotions: a three level framework”, authored by researchers Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist and Sabine Roeser. 285 more words

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It's time for environmentalists to give nuclear a fair go

By Barry W. Brook, University of Tasmania and Corey Bradshaw
Should nuclear energy be part of Australia’s (and many other countries’) future energy mix? We think so, particularly as… 889 more words

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Nuclear power only way out as India will need 1,400 giga watts/hour in the next 25 years

Though there has been opposition to the proposed uranium mining in Lambapur-Peddagattu villages of Nalgonda district in Telangana, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not abandoned plans to take up the project. 471 more words

India Energy News

The Movement for Global Nuclear Weapons Abolition: On from Vienna to New York City!

- Peter Deccy, Development Director

Peace Action and our allies in the global movement for nuclear abolition won a small but significant victory at the Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons last week in Vienna.  411 more words

China Wants its Nuclear Reactors ‘Made in China’ - China Real Time Report - WSJ

When a unit of North Carolina’s Curtiss-Wright Corp. won a roughly $300 million deal in 2007 to supply components for new reactors in China, industry officials trumpeted China’s nuclear boom as good for U.S. 298 more words

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