Nuclear Power

Japanese Town Ignores NIMBY Pledge on Nuclear Waste

March 18, 2009 / 4 Comments

When the norm is NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard, there's a town in Japan's Fukushima, Prefecture, Naraha, that is willing to be the final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste. There are some 10 nuclear reactors in Fukushima prefecture. The mayor of Naraha says the "town's theme is coexistence with our nuclear plant. If safety can be guaranteed, and ...

France Sends Nuclear Fuel Shipment to Japan

March 3, 2009 / No Comments

More than 80% of France's power comes from nuclear power. They, at least, get this part right. France will send its recycled nuclear fuel to Japan. That's good news. The bad news is that environmentalists say it is the biggest ever plutonium shipment and one that increases the chance of nuclear proliferation. Is there ever a chance to make environmentalists happy and ...

Jordan Signs Nuclear Protocol with China

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

Nuclear energy is not all that bad if you know how to tap into its vast potential in a proper fashion and if you can find the right way to dispose off the toxic waste. Even though it is not the ideal alternate energy source, it still is in a certain sense far better than fossil fuel. Jordan is one of ...

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...

20,000 Homes to be Powered by Mini Nuclear Plants

November 12, 2008 / 2 Comments

The US government laboratory in Los Altos is saying they will have nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed that will be able to power 20,000 homes within five years. The mini reactors will be factory-sealed contain no weapons-grade material have no moving parts be nearly impossible to steal be encased in concrete and buried underground. The technology is licensed to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based ...

Japanese Government Wants Energy Firms Weaned Off Fossil Fuels

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo has its eyes on weaning electric, gas, and petroleum companies from fossil fuels. The Japanese government will require the big users to utilize certain amounts of nonfossil fuels - solar, hydraulic and nuclear power. The goal is for the proportion of nonfossil fuels to be 30% of the total energy supplies in Japan by 2030. It was 18% in 2005. ...