FOR AND AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER READING LIST DRAWN MAINLY FROM LOCAL MEDIA.
This is intended to inform readers about reporting on nuclear power appearing in local newspapers and to encourage local research . I hope someone will carry this forward. It’s not a systematic collection, but based only upon items I clipped on the subject since 2007 when interest in reviving nuclear power revved up. During this time I was not opposed to nuclear power, but thought it should be our last choice for energy. However, I notice I have more items opposed than for, and cannot say with certainty that is an accurate reflection of the newspaper content. At present (2010-11) I am focusing my own reading and writing on US militarism and empire, so I am glad some of these reports acknowledge the danger of nuclear power leading to nuclear weapons. Dick
FOR NUCLEAR POWER
Charlton, Angela. “Nuclear-waste impasse hampers renaissance.” ADG 1-20-08. A comprehensive (for a newspaper), apparently well-researched article on global responses to radioactive waste.
Perry, Mark. “Yes to nukes.” ADG 3-12-10. Perry is Prof. of Econ. at U.
Michigan, . Flint
Crenson, Matt. “Quakes Rarely Damage Reactors: Engineers design nuclear plants with natural disasters in mind.” TMN 7-18-07. This AP report, written when preparation for a 7.75 magnitude earthquake seemed sufficient, seems out-of-date after the 2011
9 earthquake, sunami, and nuclear reactor partial-meltdowns. Fukushima
Seeley, Tina. “Nuclear Industry Ponders Policy.” TMN 5-25-07. “Regulator Warns of Nuclear Bubble.” TMN 5-26-07. Both articles, from Bloomberg News, about a meeting of the nuclear energy industry.
Mahapatra, Rajesh. “
Nuclear Firms Eye Indian Market: Company Executives Scouting Opportunities.” MN 12-2-06 U.S.
AP. “Nuclear energy hot topic again in
” MN 7-2-07 U.S.
Caterinicchia, Dan. “Energy Industry: NRG Plans Nuclear Reactor: Application first in nearly 30 years.” MN 9-25-07
Wilen, John. “Power industry likely to focus on nuclear: proponents: next generation of plants to be safer, cheaper.” MN 9-23-07
Caterincicchia, Dan. “Congress expands nuclear loan program.” MN 12-18-07
Seeley, Tina. Entergy applies to build new
reactor.” MN 2-28-08 Mississippi
“Group: New nuke plants by 2016 unlikely.” ADG 2-22-08
Dowd, Alan W. “We need more nuclear power.” 5-20-09
Cogburn, Cecil “Spent fuel valuable resource.” NAT 11-9-09
Bloomburg News. “Nuclear power up; waste still problem; burial seen as ideal, but where?” ADG 11-1-09
Faiola, Anthony. “British plan nuclear power expansion.” ADG 11-15-09
ADG Editorial. “So much for nuclear; don’t do this, Mr. President.” ADG 3-9-10
King, Llewellyn. “Nuclear plants are the future.” ADG 3-19-11
Kahanak, Gary. “Pro-nuclear environmentalist?” NAT 11-22-10
Hobson, Art. “What about nuclear power” NWA Times 6-20-09
Hobson, Art. “Where will we get our electricity?” NWA Times 11-27-04
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Organizations, with newsletters:
The Nuclear Resister
Patterson, George Dean. “Nuclear Power No Safe Option.” Morning News (3-20-9) LTE (Letter to Editor)
Ringquist, Evan. “Nuclear is not competitive.”
Democrat Gazette (5-20-9) Arkansas
Pomeroy, Robert. “Nuclear power problematic.” ADG (3-23-10). LTE.
Baetz, Juergen. “Germans turn out in throngs to bash use of nuclear power.” ADG (3-27-11)
Adcox, Seanna. “Nuclear Waste Poses Threat: Agency Can’t Track Material.” MN 9-26-08
Associated Press (AP). “Nuclear waste to go though
.” ADG 7-15-08 Arkansas
Wald, Matthew L. “Nuke waste delays costing U.S. Billions.” ADG 2-17-08 (NYT).
Wess, Mitch. “Drought Threatens Reactors.” MN 1-24-08 “Water is the nuclear industry’s Achilles’ heel.”
Kole, William. “Seized uranium highly dangerous, police say.” ADG 11-30-07 (AP). Nuclear black market.
Zenko, Micah. “South African Attack Should Sound Alarms.” MN 12-22-07. (
Post). Two simultaneous armed attacks on nuclear power plants. Washington
Wald, Matthew L. “Design questions cloud nuclear-reactor construction.” ADG 12-9-07
Grieshaber, Kirsten (AP). “Fire At German Plant Fuels Nuclear Debate: Country Considers Closing Atomic Energy Program.” MN 7-17-07
Walker, Lauren E. “Nuclear Power Lobbyists get last laugh.” ADG 8-4-07. LTE condemning nuc power subsidies and lobbyists.
Koch, Wendy. “Public support for nuclear industry slips.”
Today 3-30-11 USA
Clenfield, Jason. “Nuclear record a blot on
.” ADG 3-18-11 Japan
Reactors ADG 3-14-11
Pro and Con
Riedmueller, Jessica. “Nuclear Power: Is it the answer to our dependence on fossil fuels?” Free Weekly (2-5-09)
Motavalli, Jim “A Nuclear Phoenix: Concern about climate change is spurring an atomic renaissance.” Free Weekly 7-19-07