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NUKES CRISIS (PROPUBLICA)

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Faces Fresh Scrutiny for

Bending Safety Standards

by Marian Wang
ProPublicaWeird scatalogical video explains the nuke crisis to Japan's kids

In the wake of Fukushima, story after storyhas been published about the cozy relationship between Japan’s nuclear industry and its regulators: Japanese nuclear regulators extended the use of reactorsdespite concerns about equipment upkeep and left key safety measures to the initiative of plant operators, as many have reported in the months since. (mais…)

Anúncios

CRISE NUCLEAR

Aumento de radiação interrompe trabalhos em usina

japonesa

Do Correio do Brasil

Por redação, com Reuters

Um aumento de radiação interrompeu a retirada de água radioativa na usina japonesa de Fukushima neste sábado, poucas horas após o processo ter sido iniciado, um novo revés nos esforços para restaurar a situação do complexo atingido pelo terremoto.

Compartimentos temporários de água com radiaçãomédia e baixa na usina de Fukushima no Japão

A usina vem vazandoradiação na atmosfera desde o tremor seguido de tsunami de 11 de março, e tanto a China quanto a Coreia do Sul expressaram preocupação com a possibilidade de novos vazamentos para o mar. (mais…)

AS USINAS NUCLEARES NA MITOLOGIA GREGA

Pandora e Stradivarius

Do Correio do Brasil

Por Frei Betto

Conta o mito grego que Epimeteu ganhou dos deuses uma caixa que continha todos os males. Advertiu a mulher, Pandora, que de modo algum a abrisse. Mordida pela curiosidade, ela desobedeceu e os males escaparam.

Hoje, uma das caixas de Pandora mais ameaçadoras são as usinas nucleares – 441 em todo o mundo. Por mais que os Epimeteu das ciências e dos governos apregoem serem seguras, os fatos demonstram o contrário. As mãos de Pandora continuam a provocar vazamentos. (mais…)

DERRAME DE CRUDO EN CANADA

UN DERRAME DE 28.000 BARRILES DE CRUDO

AFECTA A LA PROVINCIA CANADIENSE DE

ALBERTA

De Noticiero/ MSKUn derrame de 28.000 barriles de crudo afecta a la provincia canadiense de Alberta

Uno de los derrames más vastos de petróleo en la historia de Canadá se ha registrado en la provincia de Alberta. Se estima que el vertido puede alcanzar los 28.000 barriles de crudo. (mais…)

Buried Secrets / Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

Response to Pa. Gas Well Accident Took 13 Hours

Despite State Plan for Quick Action

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica

.The outside of a natural gas drill site owned by Chesapeake Energy in Leroy Township, Pa., on April 20, 2011. (The Daily Review-C.J. Marshall/AP Photo)

When Chesapeake Energy lost control of a Marcellus Shale gas well in Pennsylvania on April 19, an emergency response team from Texas was called in to stop the leak. By the time the team arrived more than 13 hours later, brine water and hydraulic fracturing fluids from the well had spewed across nearby fields and into a creek. (mais…)

CHERNOBYL – TWENTY FIVE YEARS LATE

Chernobyl: distorted reality, and unanswered

questions

Blogpost by Iris Cheng

We have just returned after completing an important mission in Ukraine – taking around 70 journalists from 18 countries with us to Chernobyl, nearly 25 years after the nuclear catastrophe. It was one of the largest media trips Greenpeace has organized. These seasoned journalists asked critical and insightful questions, none of them easily moved. (mais…)

BP OIL SPILL – ONE YEAR

A Year After Gulf Tragedy, Offshore Oil Companies

Still Shielded by Liability Limits

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.(Deepwater Horizon Response/Flickr Images)

When the Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 men at sea last April and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the tragedy exposed a number of weaknesses—not least of which were decades-old laws that limited the liability of major players. (mais…)