On March 11, 2011, there was a seismic catastrophe unrelated to greenhouse gas emissions that devastated the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and placed a huge question mark on the claims of nuclear fission to be a “clean” and relatively benign source of energy. Revelations over the past year have brought alarming clarity to the […]
Our safe energy initiative team is committed to the pursuing the decommissioning of existing nuclear power plants such as Diablo Canyon and finding feasible solutions for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste. As outlined in our video, an important part of securing a clear energy present and future is coming to terms with the events of Fukushima and how we can […]
Update: As of mid October, 2015, this video has received nearly 170,000 hits on the UCSB TV website. Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents “Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission,” at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Walter H. Capps Center for the study of ethics, religion and public life. Brutoco mentions […]
Study: Nuclear Reactors Are Toxic to Surrounding Areas, Especially With Age By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org, March 11, 2014 (This article is republished with permission from Truthout.org) A study released last week shows that public health in the communities surrounding California’s Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County declined dramatically after the plant was built. […]
CBS News visited the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan for a first-hand look at the ongoing disaster. Their conclusion: the estimated cost of the cleanup effort is currently $100 billion with a time horizon of 40 years. The World Business Academy continues to study the Fukushima disaster. The scale and scope of the cleanup […]
The nuclear power industry is having its roughest time since reactors were first conceived in the 1950s, however recent major media stories make one think that all is rosy.
Sandbags have not been enough to stop the daily leak of 400 tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors.
In the final stages of World War II, Japan found young men willing to give their lives in suicidal missions against Allied warships. Scarves tucked around their necks blowing in the wind identified them as men willing to die for their country. The modern day kamikazes are the men who have been sent day after […]