More radiations at Fukushima than estimated

As the Guardian states : ” The amount of radiation released by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (…) could have been more than double that originally estimated by its operator, Japan’s nuclear safety agency has said. “ ” The revelation has raised fears that the situation at the plant, where fuel in three reactors… Continue reading More radiations at Fukushima than estimated

Another anniversary : 25 years after Chernobyl

It seems that April is a bad month for the environment. Last week I was writing about the BP oil spill and now I am writing about what took place in Ukraine. The worst nuclear accident ever indeed took place on April 26th, 1986. This was the occasion for Ban Ki Moon – the secretary… Continue reading Another anniversary : 25 years after Chernobyl

Why Fukushima isn’t a new Chernobyl

To Time magazine : “Japanese officials announced on Tuesday morning that they were planning to raise the event level at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from 5 to the maximum level of 7 “ That’s right, now Fukushima is just alongside Chernobyl in the IAEA INES scale. Yet, the catastrophe that is shaking Japan unleashed… Continue reading Why Fukushima isn’t a new Chernobyl

Jordan, Chile and many others are going nuclear

Last week Jordan announced plans to build a nuclear reactor by 2013. Other are due to follow.  This is done to answer the country’s energy needs which are due to double by 2030. This is a big issue as Jordan imports 95% of its energy. It is the opportunity to focus on an interesting article… Continue reading Jordan, Chile and many others are going nuclear

IAEA forecasts 60 % more nuclear plants by 2030

Last month, a speech on the future of nuclear energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency stated that the amount of nuclear plants worldwide is due to rise by 60 percent by 2030. This would bring the amount of nuclear reactors to around 700, a figures that has to be compared to the current 435… Continue reading IAEA forecasts 60 % more nuclear plants by 2030