“Worst Case Scenario” Realized as Three Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Melt Down

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Areal view of damaged Fukushima reactors – another Chernobyl? In what is being considered as a “worst case scenario” Japan power company authorities have now confirmed that three of the Fukushima nuclear reactors have actually melted down. The news follows onsite investigation by volunteer plant workers who were able to observe the damage from the […]

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Suspected of Actual Meltdown

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Lava melting through the vessel? Greenpeace compares the Japan meltdown to this. As Japan’s post earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant environmental crises pass the two month mark, ongoing events have been reported at regular intervals by Green Prophet, including news that measured radioactivity in seawater near the plant indicated radioactivity up to 1,250 times above […]

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Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

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In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. In the 1970s, a series of first-generation nuclear reactors were built in the former Soviet Union, all lacking the infrastructure to contain major ruptures in the reactor’s primary circuit. […]

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Japanese Radiation Reaches Israel

Traces of radioactive material from Japan have been detected in Israel. The Soreq Nuclear Research Center announced that traces of radiation had reached Israel on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.This radioactive material is most likely to have carried from Japan, where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant exploded following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that has […]

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Al Gore Talks Turkish Climate Policy

Turkey has a critical role to play in a clean energy future, says former vice president Al Gore. But when is it going to start taking that role seriously? The unusual political identity of Turkey — a stable, democratic, Islamic country — serves as inspiration for democratic reformers in the Arab world. Its government is […]

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Time to Pause: Risks of Nuclear in the Volatile Middle East and North Africa Region

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The Arab region holds the densest concentration on earth of countries seeking to generate nuclear electricity for the first time. Rola points out the dangers. Over the last few years, while talk of a nuclear power ‘renaissance’ was spreading globally, Middle Eastern and North African countries have been rushing to jump on the commercial nuclear […]

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Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Checking for radiation in Japan. Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is heading into “critical mass”  following more reactor failures from last week’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Worries about this kind nightmarish scenario happening elsewhere, especially in the Middle East has been […]

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Israel Seeks to Build Nuclear Power Plants With Arab Neighbors

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A pan-Middle East nuclear power plan? Arabs and Israelis working together? While Israel continues to maintain a policy of ambiguity regarding its military nuclear capability, it is making no secret about its plans to pursue a nuclear option to meet its energy needs. The minister of infrastructure, Uzi Landau, officially announced today that Israel seeks […]

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Iran and Qatar Align to Help the Environment

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While the world sees Iran up to nuclear arms, Qatar and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding helping to preserve the environment. Qatar’s  Gulf Times reported that a memorandum of understanding was signed on February 22 by Qatar’s Minister for the Environment, Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aboud al-Midhadhi, and by Iran’s environment head Mohamed […]

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