(Image: The funeral procession of Tabrez Sayekar being taken out at Sakhri Nate Village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra on Wednesday. Photo: Vivek Bendre for The Hindu)
By Rady Ananda
Authorities responded to peaceful protest of a proposed nuclear power plant site in India by shooting at the crowd, killing one and injuring eight. Over sixty others were arrested. Killed by police on Monday, the body of 30-year-old Tabrez Sayekar was carried through the streets at a funeral march attended by more than 2,000 people on Wednesday. No one has been charged in his murder.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: India, Resistance
Tagged corpogov, fukushima, india, Jaitapur, Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, NPCIL, nuclear radiation, Tabrez Sayekar
Spent fuel pool at the top of a nuclear reactor
By Rady Ananda
In a recent interview with The Real News Network, Robert Alvarez, a nuclear policy specialist since 1975, reports that spent nuclear fuel in the United States comprises the largest concentration of radioactivity on the planet: 71,000 metric tons. Worse, since the Yucca Mountain waste repository has been scrapped due to its proximity to active faults (see last image), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed reactor operators to store four times more waste in the spent fuel pools than they’re designed to handle.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged caldicott, fukushima, gordon edwards, japan, nrc, nuclear plant fault zones, nuclear radiation, robert alvarez, spent fuel pool, spent nuclear fuel