In all the arguments about the future of nuclear power, one fundamental issue seems to be overlooked – the inevitable and long-lasting legacy of radioactive waste, contamination and risk that it leaves for generations to come. Already this legacy is massive and will take decades to clean up. Adding to this intractable and enduring problem by building more nuclear power stations should be economically and morally unthinkable. In his new book, The Legacy of Nuclear Power, Andrew Blowers, academic and activist, brings to life what the legacy means for our future and why. It is published at a critical time when the future of nuclear energy is high on the political agenda across the world.
Routledge (accessed) 8th Oct 2016 read more »
Municipalities and NGOs in the Czech Republic joined against Geological Disposal, they want to change the existing state’s approach Municipalities and Non-Governmental Organizations, effected by the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste and dissatisfied with the procedure of the accountable state institutions, have founded the “Platform Against Geological Disposal” as their nonprofit organization on a voluntary basis. The aim of the Platform is to enforce such a way of finding a solution which would be open, transparent and which, by law, would sufficiently guarantee possibilities to defend municipality’s and the public‘s rightful welfare.
Nuclear Heritage 4th Oct 2016 read more »