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 […]
Closing Diablo Canyon: Jerry Brown’s Journey as an Anti-Nuclear Advocate The World Business Academy’s Director of the Safe Energy Project, Jerry Brown Phd., tells the story of his introduction into the anti-nuclear activist field after co-authoring Profiles in Power: The Antiunclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age with Rinaldo S. Brutoco. From helping […]
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.
Over 230 people attended a standing-room-only public forum of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the evening of November 20 in San Luis Obispo, CA, to express their opinions the NRC’s Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and proposed Waste Confidence Rule. The GEIS attempts to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the continued storage […]
Sandbags have not been enough to stop the daily leak of 400 tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Nuclear power creates unacceptable risks to our planet. Investing in nuclear energy undercuts our ability to solve our intertwined energy and climate change crises and increases the risk of cancer, nuclear terrorism and proliferation, and contamination from nuclear waste. Greenwashing at its worst The growing interest in nuclear energy has been bolstered by the industry’s […]
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 […]