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Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 2 – Proving Strict Liability and Physical Injury

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 1 Here The following is the conclusion of a transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after…

Karen Silkwood - Car Accident

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 1 – Compensation for radiation injury

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 2 Here The following is the transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after the Three Mile…

General Motos

Keeping regulators and corporate America separate

By Karl Grossman “U.S. Agency Knew About G.M. Flaw But Did Not Act,” was the front-page headline of the New York Times this week. The article told of a memo released by the…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

NRC’s inconsistent interpretations and applications of rules governing FOIA releases

Quantum mechanics imply that something can be both simultaneously one thing and another until it is observed.  Erwin Shrodinger explained it using a box and a cat.  If you seal the cat in…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured in March 2011 and March 2014.

More progress made overhauling site than decommissioning reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

In the three years since the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster there has been a plethora of drastic changes made to the landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant including;…

Fukushima Daiichi Site 2013

On the third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe

By Karl Grossman With the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe coming next week, the attempted Giant Lie about the disaster continues—a suppression of information, an effort at…

JAPAN-QUAKE/

A Delta pilot’s perspective on his approach to Tokyo in the wake of the March 11th earthquake

This story comes from the FOIA documents released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  The message was communicated among NRC officials after March 21st, and offers some…

In 2012, Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain worked together as senior reactor operators at the Dresden nuclear power plant in Morris, Illinois.

The Saga of Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain

Michael Buhrman, 31, began his career in the nuclear industry after being honorably discharged in from the Navy nuclear program in 2005, where he had worked as a reactor operator and nuclear electronics…

Ralph Nader - NYC Conference

Kan, Jaczko, Gundersen, Bradford and Nader — Nuclear Power Through the Fukukshima Perspective

It started this June in California. Speaking about the problems at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plants through the perspective of the Fukushima nuclear complex catastrophe was a panel of Naoto Kan, prime…

An aerial view shows No.3 reactor building at tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

Is the United States remaining vigilant to Fukushima risks?

As our readers may be aware, on multiple occasions over the last two years Russia has made data public on contaminated imports from Japan which have been sent back due to radiation concerns. …

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Indian Point supervisor arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety records

Entergy announced on Tuesday that a former supervisor, who worked at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City for twenty-nine years, had been arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety…

Protests in Japan as MOX Fuel arrives from France for first time since March 11th, 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Nuclear issues in Japan piling up but no easy resolutions

There is a widespread and deep-seated dissatisfaction in Japan today surrounding the nuclear industry and its’ cozy relationship with the central government.  All but two nuclear reactors are currently shut down while the…

NRC - Fukushima FOIA Redactions

Handling of Fukushima FOIAs drawing questions about omissions and timeliness

In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the NRC has been overwhelmed with requests for information through the Federal Freedom of the Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA requests.  While…

The Pickering Nuclear Power Plant

Canada set to raise nuclear liability cap

In Canada, officials are working to submit legislative plans to increase the amount in damages Canadian operators of nuclear power plants would be responsible for in case of a nuclear accident, as well…

SONGS

San Onofre shutdown latest setback in nuclear power’s downward spiral

Southern California Edison’s announcement this week that it will close its troubled twin-reactor San Onofre nuclear power plant—along with other recent setbacks for atomic energy in the United States—marks a downward spiral for…

Jaczko at California Discussions

Former NRC chairman not confident in San Onofre restart or risk assessment based on probabilities

Former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko spoke at a meeting in San Diego today about the future of nuclear energy as a member of an expert panel which included former…

San-Onofre-Nuclear-Generating-Station 2013

Without permission to restart Unit 2 Edison may announce decision to decommission San Onofre by end of year

In 2013, Edison International has been focused on narrowing the uncertainties which surround the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after a first-of-a-kind event shut down the nuclear reactors.  The licensee submitted a plan…

Gregory B. Jaczko was a Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. On May 21, 2012, he announced his resignation pending the confirmation of the next person to fill this role.

Former Chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Reactors Should Be Phased Out

Dr. Gordon Edwards, a well respected nuclear expert, explains the background of Chairman Jaczko’s decision: Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission until last year, has arrived at a very basic…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

Two years have passed since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

This year, on the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the author would like to pose the following questions, and invite the reader to do the same. The Fukushima Disaster is…

Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Reactors

Thoughts on nuclear power and nuclear weapons

With the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster this week, with North Korea having just threatened a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against the United States and a U.S. senator saying this would…

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