Video: Documentary covering Fukushima, Chernobyl, and alternative nuclear power generation including Thorium. BBC Horizon.

Documentary covering Fukushima, Chernobyl, and alternative nuclear power generation including Thorium. BBC Horizon. Broadcast 14 september 2011 Length 57 minutes 25 seconds Six months after the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant and the release of radiation there, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover whether nuclear power is safe. He begins in Japan, where…

German nuclear shutdown sets global example: Merkel – Expatica com News

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could serve as a global trailblazer with its decision Monday to phase out nuclear power by 2022 in favour of renewable energy sources. Merkel said the “fundamental” rethink of energy policy in the world’s number four economy, which was prompted by the disaster in March at Japan’s Fukushima plant, opened…

Nikolaus Schneider: “Nuclear Technology Is Not Human-Compatible” – EKD News

EKD Council chair’s sermon on the ZDF televised worship service in Hamburg Präses Nikolaus Schneider, the chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), in his sermon today, Sunday, on the ZDF televised worship service from Christ Church in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel, referring to the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, spoke about the…

The Era of Nuclear Energy is Over – Dr.Heinrich Bonnenberg at Atlantic Community org

 Heinrich Bonnenberg: The energy industry and politicians valued profitability over safety. They built unsafe nuclear power plants with light water reactors based on a faulty design meant only for submarines. Due to the disaster in Fukushima, people have lost confidence in all nuclear energy technologies, including the safe very high-temperature reactor (HTR). Fukushima unyieldingly shows…

‘We Are Looting the Past and Future to Feed the Present’ – German climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber talks to SPIEGEL

By Katrin Elger and Christian Schwägerl   REUTERS A doctor screens a Japanese child from Fukushima prefecture for signs of radiation. Leading German climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber talks to SPIEGEL about the lessons of the Fukushima disaster, the future of nuclear energy in Germany and why our society needs to be transformed. “We consume…

Complete information on World Nuclear Power Today

Source: World Nuclear Org ***** Nuclear generation began more than 50 years ago and now generates as much global electricity as was produced then by all sources. Some two-thirds of world population lives in nations where nuclear power plants are an integral part of electricity production and industrial infrastructures. Half the world’s people live in…

Germany:Thousands protest against nuclear energy

Source: The Local ***** Tens of thousands demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the government’s proposal to extend the life of Germany’s nuclear power plants for another decade or more. Waving banners and balloons marked with the slogans of the anti-nuclear movement, they turned out in force to protest outside Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices. The…

Aga Khan attends the International Global Zero Summit Against Nuclear Weapons, 2010.02.02 – Ismaili Net

Date: Tuesday, 2010, February 2 – Thursday, 2010, February 4 Location: Le Grand InterContinental Hotel 2010, February 2-4: Paris, France – Prince Karim Aga Khan attends the International ‘Global Zero’ Summit Against Nuclear Weapons. 2010 PARIS SUMMIT – The Global Zero Summit in Paris will bring together 200 international political, military, business, and faith leaders…