International media: articles and news stories

This section provides a collection of articles from news media around the world, offering a wider spectrum of opinion, but also showcasing the similarities of the reactions of people in different countries.  Click on the media outlet name to link to the original article.

Currently we only have the ability to source English-language articles. Please feel free to submit additional articles in any language to: editorial@gdfwatch.org.uk

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7 April 2020

The problem of nuclear waste

Podcast with Dr Claire Corkhill, discussing issues related to geological disposal of radioactive waste.

6 April 2020

LLWR makes second donation of personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19

UK’s low-level radioactive waste facility makes hazsuits and other personal protection equipment available to local health workers on the front line of the Covid-19 battle.

Nuclear power generation and waste transfers continue in Germany despite coronavirus crisis

A shipment of radioactive waste bound for Russia will go ahead as planned despite local protests.

5 April 2020

Residents sue State for deaths caused by toxic waste in desert

Allegations that radioactive waste was dumped in Kenya, form part of the first legal challenge in Kenya by a community demanding its constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment.

Nuclear Waste Management Organization to spend millions on community engagement, stakeholders in coming years

Review of NWMO’s triennial report, focusing on how they’re building social acceptance for the contentious project.

3 April 2020

The Nuclear Option

Analysis of the campaign by communities around the closed Indian Point nuclear power plant, who are challenging Entergy’s plan to sell the site, by raising questions about the financial health of Holtec International, the firm that wants to buy it in order to reduce time and cost of decommissioning..

Why should NM store nation’s nuclear waste?

Concern about the risks of transporting radioactive waste by rail from across the country to Holtec’s proposed temporary radioactive waste facility in New Mexico.

3 April 2020

Advocates raise questions about proposal to allow some nuclear waste to be disposed in landfills

As the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ponders extending the consultation period on its proposed reclassification of radioactive wastes, critics say extension insufficient and NRC should drop the idea. Also covered by Public News Service

BiH warns Croatia against storing nuclear waste from Krško at border

Bosnia reacts to Croatian decision to build a low-level radioactive waste facility on their border, saying plan is “unacceptable”.

NM should be scientific leader on nuclear issues

As with Covid-19, public policy should be based on science/facts rather than political whim: an opinion piece that argues New Mexico should base its decision on supporting radioactive waste facilities on science, not bias.

2 April 2020

Spent-fuel transfer moves forward despite coronavirus concerns

Despite concern over the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, Holtec is “forging ahead” with plans to transfer radioactive spent fuel from a large pool above the reactor at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to steel-lined dry casks.

Ignalina announces tender for waste storage

Lithuania has announced a tender to select a contractor for the construction of a storage facility for radioactive waste on the site of the nuclear power plant which ius being decommissioned.

2 April 2020

NRC approves Crystal River licence transfer

In yet another ownership transfer of a shuttered nuclear power plant to a specialist decommissioning company, the licence for Crystal River 3 is being transferred from Duke Energy Florida to Accelerated Decommissioning Partners LLC. Also reported by Tampa Bay Times

Faulty flask issue sparks probe at Hunterston

A probe has been launched between Hunterston and Sellafield nuclear power stations over a faulty fuel flask, and why it was sent.

Doosan’s credit crisis raises new debate over dismantlement of nuclear power plants

Viability called into question of South Korea’s plan to re-skill its nuclear workforce and exploit international decommissioning and radioactive waste management market opportunities.

1 April 2020

Location for Radioactive Waste Management Centre Taken Over by Fund

Croatia confirms location of its low-level radioactive waste facility close to the Bosnian border, that is causing much rancour in relations between the two countries. Also reported by Serbia Energy

Levin raises questions about San Onofre nuclear waste transfers, sewage spill

Local congressman pursues operator over continued transfer of waste during the pandemic, and an alleged spillage of liquid waste last week.

WIPP: COVID-19 outbreak leads to reduction in nuclear waste operations near Carlsbad

Short report on impact of Covid-19 pandemic on operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Also reported by New York Post, Idaho News, PBS Newshour, Dayton 24/7 Now

Opponents of nuke site near Carlsbad call for delay on permitting amid COVID-19 outbreak

Update on calls by opponents of Holtec International’s planned temporary radioactive waste facility for the public consultation to be extended because of the limits placed on public meetings and gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also covered by Santa Fe New Mexican

31 March 2020

Concept for recovery of nuclear waste: Everything must go

Report on clear-up of radioactive waste stored at the Asse mine in Germany, and Germany’s plans for final disposal of radioactive waste.

Kimba now looks into workforce

Kimba District Council is to conduct a business gaps analysis and develop a workforce plan prior to construction starting at the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility at Napandee.

Food bank deals with location change

Canada’s National Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) first corporate supporter of a local food bank, to help communities during COVID-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

TEPCO sees net profit shrinking on cleaning prep

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) projects its net profit for the current business year will fall by two-thirds, due to US$3.2bn charge its posting in its accounts to cover the cost removing radioactive waste from a damaged reactor at Fukushima. Story also covered by Asahi Shimbun. TEPCO published a plan last week for decommissioning all the reactors at the facility over the next decade: coverage of plan in World Nuclear News.

As nuclear waste piles up, scientists seek the best long-term storage solutions

Lengthy but easy-to-read article gives a scientific perspective, regardless of whether you’re pro or anti nuclear, on the management of radioactive waste.

‘Hot Spots’: Confronting our nuclear legacy at KAM

Review of an arts exhibition focusing on nuclear waste and legacy, which nobody can see because of coronavirus restrictions.

29 March 2020

Radiation leak at KAERI was result of design flaws and sloppy management, regulator finds

South Korea’s nuclear regulator finds that radioactive waste has been leaking from the Atomic Research Agency’s (KAERI) site for over 30 years, because of “flawed facility design and poor operations”.

28 March 2020

Moscow motorway ‘is new Chernobyl’

Further international news coverage of Moscow residents’ campaign against a new road that they fear will uncover or disturb Soviet-era radioactive waste buried in the area.

27 March 2020

Pandemic Forces DOE Cleanup Sites to Scale Back Work

US radioactive waste clean-up activity impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Story also covered by Tech Xplore, Daily Mail

Used fuel containers ordered for Spanish nuclear power plants

Spanish Government approves US$231m contracts for manufacture and supply of containers for the dry storage of pent fuel from the Almaraz, Trillo and Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plants. This follows Government approval of a revised draft General Radioactive Waste Plan, that does not include a final decision on whether the storage of waste from the Spanish nuclear fleet will be done centrally or be decentralised.

27 March 2020

Canada’s NWMO outlines repository plans

Canada’s agency responsible for developing a deep geological repository, in its latest Triennial Report to Parliament, re-commits to selecting a repository site by 2023. Also reported by Nuclear Engineering International

27 March 2020

Notice given of £16.5M nuclear waste site survey framework

Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) reveal that this summer they will tender for a 5-year framework contract to support potential repository site evaluation.

27 March 2020

Public can weigh in on transfer of Three Mile Island’s stricken Unit 2 to decommissioning firm

Public consultation runs until 27 April on proposed purchase of the shuttered nuclear power plant by decommissioning specialist EnergySolutions.

26 March 2020

Armenia President receives Japan Ambassador

Radioactive waste management on the agenda, as well as coronavirus.

Nuclear waste disposal: Why the case for deep boreholes is … full of holes

Critical analysis of the case for deep boreholes as a solution to disposing of radioactive waste.

26 March 2020

Construction of Additional Macstors Likely to be Delayed Again

Although experts who recently reviewed the Korean government’s spent nuclear fuel management policy reached agreement that permanent disposal of radioactive wastes is necessary, they did not reach a consensus on when the existing interim storage facilities at the Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant will be full and whether additional temporary storage facilities are required.

San Onofre nuclear plant continues waste transfers amid COVID-19 restrictions

Southern California Edison, the operator of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant, announced Wednesday a “temporary curtailment of some deconstruction work” at the facility but said transfers of heavy canisters filled with used-up nuclear fuel will continue.

25 March 2020

Nagra’s international research supports the planning of a Swiss repository

Article reviewing how Swiss radioactive waste agency Nagra contributes to the international community’s geological disposal scientific research programme.

From strategy to reality at Dounreay

The operational and decommissioning radioactive waste streams in the UK’s nuclear waste inventory reveal how complex the task of dealing with legacy wastes is. The question of whether to treat waste on site or to transport it elsewhere can often be as much of a political or management decision as a technical or regulatory one.

24 March 2020

What the Pandemic Is Telling Us About Science, Politics, and Values

Fascinating article, prompted by global coronavirus response, exploring intersection of politics and science — radioactive waste & geological disposal get a shout as one of the key global thorny ‘intersections’.

Coronavirus pandemic could delay licensing of nuclear waste facility near Carlsbad

New Mexico’s congresspeople have urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to extend a public comment period on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Holtec’s proposed temporary radioactive waste repository, now there is a ban on public meetings because of the coronavirus. Also reported by Los Alamos Daily Post, Washington Times, US News & World Report

22 March 2020

31 years on, hazardous waste pact needs improving

On 31st anniversary of Basel Convention on hazardous waste, a look at the issues facing developing economies as wealthier countries seek to ‘dump’ their hazardous wastes.

20 March 2020

Trump’s Nevada coin leaves country’s nuclear waste in limbo

Another political analysis of the situation regarding Yucca Mountain and the disposal of America’s radioctive waste.

Editorial: NRC is right to put science before politics

Local media support for the proposed temporary radioactive waste facility in New Mexico.

20 March 2020

Moscow Protesters, Police Clash Over ‘Radioactive Highway’ Construction

Local people protest against risk of exposing a Soviet-ear radioactive waste dump while constructing a new road. Story also covered by Meduza, Macau Business, KXAN NBCNews36, Deutsche Welle, The News & Advance, News Tribune, Japan Times, Joplin Globe

Question Regarding Pilgrim Power Plant Security To Go Before Mashpee Town Meeting

Local people ask municipal government to press for improved security and better interim surface storage for the radioactive waste to be held at the closed Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

West Dunbartonshire Anglers seek assurances on nuclear waste levels

Local anglers have called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to carry out a study into the impact of increasing the strength of nuclear waste discharged into the Firth of Clyde. MoD have submitted plans to increase discharges from Faslane base, which the Scottish environmental protection agency (SEPA) have put out for public comment.

18 March 2020

State funds to be juggled to cover cleanup costs from Fukushima

The Japanese government is amending legislation to allow the diversion of public funds currently set aside for the promotion of renewable energy to help cover the escalating costs related to the storage of radioactive waste produced after the Fukushima incident.

U.S. Department of Energy to continue cleaning up New Mexico nuke sites

For the next decade, the US Department of Energy (DoE) plans to continue disposing of nuclear waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, while also improving infrastructure at the site and continuing clean-up efforts at other nuclear facilities — set out in the DoE’s recently released 2020-2030 “Vision”.

18 March 2020

Major European bank could help Russia lift its sunken nuclear submarines

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signalled its readiness to help Russia raise Soviet-era radioactive debris, including two sunken nuclear submarines, from the bottom of the Arctic seas.

18 March 2020

Sellafield nuclear waste site to close due to coronavirus

Britain’s will shut its reprocessing plant at Sellafield after more than 8% of its staff began self-isolating to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Also reported locally by News & Star, BBC, In Cumbria, World Nuclear News, Evening Mail

18 March 2020

Spain reveals cost of nuclear decommissioning

The cost of dismantling Spain’s nuclear power plants and managing spent fuel could be as much as €23bn, according to a report published this week by the national radioactive waste management company ENRESA.

18 March 2020

Nuclear Waste In The Northwoods

Concerns that a site previously considered for the US’ deep geological repository might be back in the frame after Trump announces he won’t proceed with Yucca Mountain. Also carried by Nuclear News Net

18 March 2020

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Shows Dry Cask Storage Is Safe – Yet Again

Coronavirus is showing value and need for scientific advice to deal with problems — we should adopt similar approach for radioactive waste management.

17 March 2020

Crunch time for Necsa

Further financial and other management problems at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which is responsible for operating the Vaalputs National Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility. Also covered by Daily Maverick, MoneyWeb, Fin24, BizNews

17 March 2020

Councillors debate Copeland hosting nuclear waste sit

Council remains ‘neutral’ but wants to be in a position to respond quickly if a local group comes forward. Also reported by In Cumbria, Whitehaven News, Times & Star

17 March 2020

Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future as plants get set to close

A look at the social and economic impacts on a community in Germany when nuclear decommissioning occurs. Also covered by International Business Times

16 March 2020

Politics Continues to Complicate the Nation’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Dilemma

Review of political impasse in the US over Yucca Mountain and disposal of radioactive waste.

This is the world’s first living, healing robot

Video report on “xenobots”: micro robots made up of living cells which have the ability to heal themselves and can be programmed to do many tasks, including cleaning up radioactive waste.

OPG Considers Next Steps For DGR

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reconsidering how to move forward with a long-term solution for low-level radioactive waste after rejection of their proposed deep geological repository (DGR).

Nuclear Agency Employee Named Suspect for Storing Radioactive Waste

A month after authorities launched an investigation and a decontamination operation at a housing complex near Jakarta, an employee of the National Nuclear Energy Agency has been identified for illegally storing radioactive waste at his home.

USask researchers training fungi to sense radiation and potentially help clean up nuclear waste

Report on research being done at University of Saskatchewan (USask), to “train” a microscopic fungi to seek out sources of radiation — a discovery with potential applications such as cleaning up radioactive waste.

13 March 2020

Return transport suspended from Sellafield to Biblis

Planned shipments of reprocessed radioactive waste from UK to Germany have been shelved because of coronavirus fears.

13 March 2020

3D hydrogeological modeling of Deep Geological Disposal in the Nizhnekansky Rock massif

Russia has selected a Deep Geological Disposal site in the Nizhnekansky massif, and currently assessing the site’s geological suitability. This academic paper summarises their work on hydrology, predicting groundwater flow.

CORTEZ MASTO PRESSES DOE SECRETARY ON PLAN TO SEEK YUCCA ALTERNATIVES

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette seeks to reassure Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada that his Department plans to seek alternatives to storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, but he stops short of backing an effort to change the law designating the site for a national repository.

13 March 2020

Corrosion poses risk in nuclear waste storage

Revisiting of recent story about new research that indicates some materials may corrode faster than thought in a deep geological repository.

13 March 2020

Court rules against bid to stop nuke dump

A federal appeals court rules against Barngala people’s case, saying it was incorrect that they had been excluded from a local ballot, which voted in favour of a planned low-level radioactive waste facility. Also reported by Blue Mountains Gazette, Eyre Peninsula Tribune

13 March 2020

Mind your (nuclear) language

Interesting article looking at how the language of the nuclear sector creates problems when used in discussions with the wider public.

12 March 2020

Could San Onofre Nuke Demolition Cause Catastrophe?

Public Watchdog, a local advocacy group, has filed a petition with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to halt further demolition work at the closed nuclear plant, claiming that if the facility flooded with rain or ocean water, the proposed method of disposing of nuclear waste could lead “to an explosion of a radioactive steam geyser.” Also today, the San Clemente Times reported that the petition (which had been filed 5 months ago) had today been rejected by the NRC it because there were no operational issues at risk.

We were lied to in the past about dumping of nuclear waste

Lack of trust in authorities explained over an incident involving the US navy in the Holy Loch.

11 March 2020

First Nation bands will decide fate of high-level nuclear waste plan

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has said they will not select a site within the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON), without their consent. Although SON leadership have not stated a position on the high-level radioactive waste plan, a little over a month ago SON members voted down plans to bury Ontario’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste within their territory.

10 March 2020

San Onofre nuclear plant unveils new radiation monitoring system

The public can now check radiation levels at the San Onofre nuclear power plant online. The new radiation monitoring system is recording radiation levels gathered from the spent fuel storage site, with the results being posted each month on the California Department of Public Health’s website. Readings are below the normal, natural background level of radiation people are exposed to all the time. Also reported by KUSI

10 March 2020

RWM profiles: John Corderoy, programme director

Profile of John Corderoy, and the work of Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM).

Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage Plan Has Limited Impacts: Regulator

Federal nuclear regulators are giving a preliminary green light to license Holtec’s proposed temporary radioactive waste storage facility in New Mexico. A draft environmental impact released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found Holtec’s plan would have limited impacts. Also reported by Cherry Hill Post-Courier, Albuquerque Journal, World Nuclear News, Carlsbad Current-Argus. The Energy Communities Alliance say NRC seeking public comments on the draft assessment.

10 March 2020

Nuclear waste plan opposition mounts

Report on different opinions within a community that might host a deep geological repository.

Moscow highway radioactive dump sparks ‘catastrophe’ fears

Continued coverage of local residents campaign against building of a new road because of fears about exposing radioactive waste from a Soviet-era dump. Also reported by France24, Malay Mail, Al-Jazeera, Japan Times

10 March 2020

Radioactive waste wrongly sent to Hunterston nuclear plant

Although no risk to public health, investigations into how unauthorised radioactive waste from Sellafield found itself in a transport container at Hunterston.

10 March 2020

In the United States, a radioactive dome threatened to crack due to global warming

Review in French media of the Runit Atoll problem, extensively covered previously by GDFWatch.

9 March 2020

Standalone Nuclear Interim Storage Amendment Sidesteps Solutions, Creates Problems

Analysis of US political impasse over Yucca Mountain, concerned that alternatives loose focus of finding a permanent disposal site, and assume, wrongly, that communities will accept an ‘interim’ facility but not a ‘permanent’ facility.

9 March 2020

Croatia and Bosnia Improve Cooperation in Migration Control

Recent agreement on controlling illegal immigration is an example of how progress can be made on difficult issues through dialogue, says Croatia’s Ambassador to Bosnia, referencing the on-going dispute between the two countries over the siting of a low-level radioactive waste facility by the Croatians close to their border with Bosnia.

EM issues strategic vision for 2020-2030

Reacting to the US Energy Department’s strategy, local government says it expects more involvement in the decommissioning process, and seeks greater clarity from the Dept on its plans for engaging with communities, not just states.

Lifting Russia’s accident reactors from the Arctic seafloor will cost nearly €300 million

A report prepared by experts for Rosatom and the European Commission has identified six priority high-level radioactive waste items for recovery, and evaluated the costs of lifting all six objects, bringing them safely to a yard for decommissioning, and securing them for long-term storage prior to eventual disposal.

8 March 2020

Spent nuclear fuel at King Salmon may be gone sooner than expected

Optimism locally that federal government and Congress will create a facility that can take radioactive waste from the soon to be closed nuclear power plant, rather than stockpile the waste on site in interim surface stores.

The Half-Lives and Believable Truths Of Australia’s Radioactive Waste Facility

Blunt Australian view on the emotions, science and politics of radioactive waste, and the ongoing debate around Australia’s planned low-level radwaste repository.

7 March 2020

Reprocessed nuclear waste returned to Germany

Local campaign group concerned that UK breaching international law and previous promises that Cumbria would not store other country’s radioactive wastes.

Bruce County and Saugeen Shores can ‘help lead the world’ fighting climate change

Mayor of Saugeen Shores explains why he and most local people support the “responsible” disposal of radioactive waste in accordance with “international best practice” in a deep geological repository.

6 March 2020

Nuclear Waste

Explanation and overview of Germany’s search for a site for its deep geological repository for the disposal of higher-activity radioactive waste.

6 March 2020

A central interim storage facility for nuclear waste is created in Würgassen

Report on announcement that a low-level radioactive waste facility will be built on the site of the old nuclear power station in Wurgassen. However, no planning or other regulatory approvals have yet been sought.

5 March 2020

Minister’s assessment of preferred site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

Australian government publish explanation for their decision to locate the planned flow-level radioactive waste facility in Kimba.

5 March 2020

NWMO Continues Testing Activities Around Ignace

Geoscientific studies continue, to determine if the local crystalline rock has the potential to safely host a deep geological repository.

5 March 2020

IMechE poll finds low public understanding of nuclear power

Sector’s messaging about nuclear being ‘low carbon’ to help achieve emission targets and tackle climate change apparently not impacting with young people. Radioactive waste disposal and management remain a key public challenge. Also covered by World Nuclear News

5 March 2020

The Super Tuesday Survivors

NY Times compares Biden and Sanders on their climate change policies. Biden pro-nuclear but silent on radwaste disposal. Sanders against new nuclear build until there is a solution for the waste. A similar exercise also conducted by Washington Post

4 March 2020

Toronto Zoo and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization partner to conserve native bat populations in Ontario

Radioactive waste organisation helps fund 5-year programme to study local bat population with Toronto Zoo.

Solid isolation

New methods for assessing the stagnation of underground waters over hundreds of thousands of years could help determine suitable sites for radioactive waste disposal. Easy to understand explanation of hydrology from Deep Isolation, a company promoting deep borehole disposal.

4 March 2020

The Court of Auditors’ alert on the costs of dismantling nuclear power plants

As France enters Age of Decommissioning, official warning that costs are not fully understood and more needs to be done to understand longer-term financial liabilities. The original Court press release and report can be found here.

New Nuclear Power

House of Commons Library briefing paper for UK Parliament on new nuclear build includes section on legacy radioactive waste management.

4 March 2020

Holtec underscores transparency at US plants

Holtec International has provided an update on decommissioning work at its Oyster Creek and Pilgrim nuclear power plants.

3 March 2020

Idaho Site Shares Expertise With Canadian Cleanup Program Visitors

Report shows how countries support and help one another in learning about decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

Fight for nuclear justice continues in the Marshall Islands

As Marshall Islands marked National Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day, preliminary discussions have started with the United States on a new agreement to address the legacy of nuclear testing, including the surface storage of radioactive waste.

Cortez Masto presses DOE secretary on plan to seek Yucca alternatives

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette sought to reassure that the Department of Energy plans to seek alternatives to storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, but he stopped short of backing an effort to change the law designating the site for a national repository. Also reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal, US News & World Report, Energy Communities Alliance

3 March 2020

Duterte studies proposals to tap nuclear energy

As the President mulls whether to support new nuclear build, a leading voice of concern, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian continues to warn that a new legal framework required, particularly for radioactive waste management. Greenpeace also state opposition, according to Philippine Star

Nigeria senate mulls five-year jail term for illegal imports of nuclear materials

Nigeria updating current legislative framework for regulating nuclear sector, to comply with changed international standards and obligations, particularly for the “growing challenge of radioactive waste management”.

Kincardine Still Wants to be Host Community for OPG and Nuclear Waste

While everyone is careful to respect the wishes of the Saugeen nation, there is ‘irritation’ that politics rather than science has won, and that the radioactive waste is likely to remain in interim surafce stores for another 30-40 years.

EBRD: Ignalina decommissioning reaches new milestone

The final storage cask for spent nuclear fuel delivered to the shuttered power plant, one year ahead of schedule. The container is used for the safe and secure storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies, pending final disposal.

NorthStar granted more time for radioactive shipments

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has received federal regulatory approval for a more relaxed time schedule for shipping low-level radioactive waste to Texas, because of apparent delays caused by railroad companies. Also reported by Bennington Banner, Eagle Times, Argus Press, Washington Times

2 March 2020

Should we be afraid of nuclear power?

A ‘not anti-nuclear’ environmentalist perspective on nuclear technology, saying we need to keep risks in perspective, and that radioactive waste not as dangerous as we fear or as other wastes that we do not control.

2 March 2020

Three municipalities interested in hosting nuclear power plant

What to do with radioactive waste likely to become key issue on whether communities support building of new nuclear power plants in Estonia.

1 March 2020

Union professor leads research that could help improve nuclear waste disposal

Local media report on work of a university professor funded by a National Science Foundation grant.

For articles from earlier in 2020, please click on this link to our 2020 Media Archive.

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