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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:25 am
by Oscar

Focus on Nuclear at World Social Forum

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By Byron Toben (DATE??)

Shake hands with the Devil, who, in George Bernard Shaw’s 1903 masterpiece Don Juan in Hell, points out that…
In the arts of Peace, Man is a bungler. But in the arts of war, man is a true genius.
Only he could invent the maxim machine gun, the submarine and (even now is seeking to unlock)
The hidden molecular energies of the Universe…

Note that this was written two years before Einstein (who later became a friend of Shaw) announced E=mc2 and the race toward an atomic bomb, culminating in Little Boy devastating Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by Fat Man doing same to Nagasaki three days later.

In the interim 71 years, much has transpired in nuclear arms growth, the expansion of nuclear plants for use for power and concomitant protest groups. Suffice it to say, nuclear myths of clean, safe and inexpensive have been gradually discredited and new plant construction has ceased. So the focus has shifted to nuclear waste disposal, which is no easy matter as the stuff has half-lives of thousands of years.

(PHOTO: wsf nuclear forum group westmountmag.caNuclear forum participants – Image: © Robert Del Tredici/The Atomic Photographers Guild)

Professor Gordon Edwards (Hampstead, Quebec) head of the Canadian Coalition For Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) one of the key speakers at this nuclear forum, (which consisted of 12 workshops. the most numerous of the hundreds of other themed subjects at the recent World Social Forum) opined that we have left the nuclear age and are now in the nuclear waste age.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 am
by Oscar
WATCH: "The Hoax That Nuclear Power Is Green ECU 636" - 28 minutes -

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"Published on Jul 13, 2019 . . . . .

This “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” demolishes the hoax that nuclear power is green.

The program features actor Alec Baldwin who has long challenged nuclear power;

- former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko who declares that nuclear power “is not the right way forward” and not “a solution to climate change;”

- Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, who tells of releases to the environment by nuclear power;

- attorney Susan H. Shapiro now in court taking on the $7.6 billion New York State bail-out of nuclear plants based on the no-emissions claim—a bail-out being imitated by other states;

- Dr. Mark Cooper of the Vermont School of Law who says continuing with nuclear power “will delay the transition to a clean energy future:’

- New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee who blasts the $7.6 billion bail-out; and

- Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, energy analyst at Stanford University who emphasizes how “nuclear is not zero carbon at all."

The program was filmed at a New York City conference organized by the Radiation and Public Health Project. . . . . "