Category Archives: Nuclear

Nuclear Power & The Collapse Of Society

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Nuclear power & the collapse of society

Originally Posted on Deep Green

By Rex Weyler

On March 1 1954, on Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, the US military detonated the world’s first lithium-deuteride hydrogen bomb, a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. The radiation blew downwind, to the southeast, and irradiated the residents of Rongelap and Utirik atolls, and the crew of tuna boat Fukuryu Maru, “Lucky Dragon.”
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Native American Protest At San Onofre Beach

The ECOreport reposts a story from Southern California, Native American Protest At San Onofre Beach 

Press Release from Public Watchdogs

By Charles Langley

Dateline San Diego County California, October 29, 2016

At 11:00 AM Saturday, Chief Phil Lane will drive a stake in the ground in view of the Unit 2 and 3 nuclear containment domes on the beach at San Onofre.

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SONGS Spent Fuel Bigger Threat Than Meltdown

The ECOreport reposts an OP -ED from Southern California’s nuclear sector, SONGS Spent Fuel Bigger Threat Than Meltdown

Originally Published on Public Watchdogs

By Charles Langley

NBC news has published an alarming exposé on the safety of
Southern California Edison’s plans to store nuclear waste on the
beach in thin-shelled canisters at the now-failed SONGS, the
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The story is based on
documents and research provided by Public Watchdogs.

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Phasing Out California’s Last Nuclear Plant

The ECOreport reposts the utility’s announcement of an agreement phasing out California’s last Nuclear Plant by 2025

Press Release from PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Reflecting California’s changing energy landscape, PG&E today announced a Joint Proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

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Brexit Threatens UK’s First Nuclear Power Plant

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED suggesting Brexit threatens UK’s first nuclear power plant

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

The UK’s first nuclear power plant in a generation could be under threat following the country’s decision to quit the European Union, according to experts in China.

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Defective Nuclear Parts

The ECOreport reposts A Story of Defective Nuclear Parts

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

Nuclear power plants around the world may be using the same faulty parts that have caused problems at the troubled reactor at Flamanville, France.

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Hinkley faces two fundamental problems

The ECOreport reposts an op-ed: the proposed UK nuclear plant at Hinkley faces two fundamental problems

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Doug Parr

A lot has changed since Tony Blair signed the UK up for new nuclear almost exactly a decade ago. Back then we were talking about a start date of 2017 – with electricity produced for £24 per MW/hour of power. All of it now seems absurd. Instead the French state-owned utility building Hinkley faces two fundamental problems.

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San Onofre Scandal Now Includes Attorney General Kamala Harris

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED Is it a conflict of interest?  San Onofre scandal now includes Attorney General Kamala Harris

By Charles Langley

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAccording to her Candidate Statement in the official State of
California Voter Guide, Kamala Harris says “I have always served
one client: The people of California,” but a growing chorus of media voices and legal scholars are now asking whether or not Harris is helping the government hide potential criminal acts that are have cost California citizens billions of dollars.

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CPUC Reopening San Onofre Nuke Bailout Hearings

The ECOreport Publishes CPUC will reopening San Onofre Nuke Bailout Hearings hearings – the publicly funded bailout of the failed Southern California Edison nuclear plant

After years of delays, the California Public Utilities
Commission is set reopen hearings on the publicly
funded bailout of a failed Southern California Edison
nuke plant. The Commission is currently under a
criminal investigation for its’ role in the bailout.

By Charles Langley

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMToday, the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC), ruled that the ratepayer-funded bailout
of Southern California Edison’s failed San Onofre nuclear
facility must be revisited.

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Call To Investigate Criminal Activity At CPUC

The ECOreport reposts a call to investigate Criminal Activity at CPUC

Press release from the office of Aguirre & Severson

Today, the Honorable Mike Aguirre, a former Federal Prosecutor and former Attorney for the City of San Diego called on California’s top law enforcement official Kamala Harris to investigate what Aguirre calls “The overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing” that has occurred at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Southern California Edison in relation to the ratepayer funded bailout of Edison’s failed nuclear facility at San Onofre.

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