Garoña is supposed to close in 6-VII-2013 (after a couple of extensions of the working license) but Mariano Raxoys Goverment is thinking on extend the license again, after reading a report of the Nuclear Safety Council. Parliament of the EAE (Basque Autonomic territory into Spain, near the nuclear plant) has just asked for keeping the closing agenda. All the partys but PP and UPyD, actually. Pic by Mesc (CC: BY NC) http://www.flickr.com/photos/mesq/3362228405/sizes/m/in/photostream/
The "Bridge of Death". On April 26,1986, reactor 4 at Chernobyl failed. Some residents of Pripyat went to this bridge, where they could have a good look at the reactor. Some say it was the most beautiful thing they have ever seen in their life. Unfortunately the wind was blowing towards them, carrying a heavy dose of radioactivity with it. Almost everybody who stood on the bridge died within the next two days.
A unique photo of the destroyed fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant made by the plant's photographer Anatoliy Rasskazov in the first hours after the deadly 26 April 1986 explosion. A highly radioactive vapour trail is seen coming from the heart of the destroyed reactor. Rasskazov got some 300 Roentgen (fatal is 500 Roentgen) while taking photos. He died in 2010 of cancer.
NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2012 Web Site Winners - Photographer Gerd Ludwig,one of the leading documentary photographers of our time, intros his premiere app for the iPad. A comprehensive coverage of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to date. His groundbreaking work explores the human and environmental impacts since the disaster, including photos from Ludwig’s most recent trip to Chernobyl, taken in early 2011 as the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was unfolding.
We are the children struggling against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Southern India. We have been chased, beaten and injured by tear gas shells as Police surrounded us. We have stayed away from school for weeks. Our mothers have been locked up for months in jail. All because we asked some questions and questioned the Nuclear Power Plant. We raised many doubts about the intense and cruel suppression of our democratic rights to pursue our own lives in the homeland that belongs to us.
An 83-year-old nun who broke into a Tennessee depleted uranium storage facility in 2012, exposing a massive security hole at the nation’s only facility used to store radioactive conventional munitions, faces 20 years in prison. The only regret Sister Megan Rice shared with members of her jury on Wednesday was that she wished 70 years hadn’t passed before she took direct action, according to the BBC. She and two other peace activists, 64-year-old Michael Walli and 56-year-old Greg…