Monthly Archives: August 2011

Orwell to the Rescue

On this website, we have a soft spot for George Orwell, starting with the title of this website, Nukespeak, which pays homage to Newspeak, the name of the official language in Orwell’s 1984. So from time to time, we will … Continue reading

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The Pain of Being a Through and Through “Nuke”

John W. Rowe is the last person in the world you would expect to hear sounding pessimistic about the future of the nuclear industry. Rowe is Chairman and CEO of Exelon, the country’s biggest generator of nuclear power. He’s been … Continue reading

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Melting Down the Junior High Science Curriculum

One of the simplest ways to keep the public in the dark about the potential dangers of radiation and nuclear power is to decide not to teach the subject in public schools. (If you do not even create a memory, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plants as “Dirty Bombs”

The global increase in civil resistance and civil unrest–from Syria to Britain- highlights one of the unavoidable dangers of nuclear power plants. As energy analyst Andrew McKillop puts it in an online British financial newsletter today, nuclear plants are “dirty … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Radiation at Fukushima

Don’t trust what the Japanese government is saying about radiation levels around Fukushima? Once upon a time, governments were the only source of such information. And from the explosion of the first nuclear weapon in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July … Continue reading

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