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In Reversal, Germany to Close Nuclear Plants by 2022

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By JUDY DEMPSEY and JACK EWING Published: May 30, 2011 BERLIN — The German government agreed on Monday to phase out all nuclear power by 2022, a sharp reversal by Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at appeasing the country’s intensified antinuclear movement. The announcement came after marathon talks held at the chancellery on a new report by the Ethics Commission for Security Energy that recommended closing all 17 of the country’s nuclear plants. Ingo Wagner/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Anti-nuclear activists protested near the Unterweser nuclear power plant near the northern German…read more

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America’s Nuclear Nightmare

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This article appears in the May 12, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone.   The U.S. has 31 reactors just like Japan’s — but regulators are ignoring the risks and boosting industry profits The Davis-Besse nuclear generating station in Ohio, where a football-size hole overlooked by NRC inspectors nearly caused a catastrophe in 2002 Entergy Nuclear via the NRC s       By JEFF GOODELL APRIL 27, 2011 9:00 AM ET Five days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, America’s leading nuclear…read more

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TOKYO ELECTRIC TO BUILD US NUCLEAR PLANTS

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The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators by Greg Palast New York – March 14, 2011 I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations. Texas plants planned by Tokyo Electric. Image:NINA I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen. But what will Obama plead?  The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to…read more

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