Nuclear Power after Fukushima (2011) and Chernobyl (1986)

Nuclear Power after Fukushima (2011) and Chernobyl (1986)



Nuclear Power after Fukushima (2011) and Chernobyl (1986)

The nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan highlights once again the potential hazards of nuclear power in a dramatic way. The understanding of nuclear power as a reliable, secure, and energy-rich source seems to be a myth. The future of nuclear energy is highly disputed around the world.

This Web dossier provides an overview on the aspects of nuclear power in light of the incidents in Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011).

It reports on the state of nuclear power worldwide and describes various regional responses to the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

It also gives voice to international nuclear experts, who will provide the public with current fact-rich information and critical nuclear know-how.

Nuclear Power after Fukushima

The Impact of the Fukushima disaster in the UK

- April 19, 2011 - Major nuclear events and policy announcements have never led to mass protests in the UK. Nevertheless, it is clear that the Fukushima disaster is likely to have a profound effect on the scale and timing of the new British nuclear programme. Steve Thomas more»
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Argentina: Uncertainty about the nuclear future

- April 18, 2011 - Argentina has been one of the first countries worldwide to build up a nuclear infrastructure since the 1950s. But after Fukushima, and in the context of possible financial restrictions in the coming years, the ambitious nuclear expansion plan presented by the government in 2010 of at least two more 700+ MW reactors seems less likely to be executed. Michael Alvarez Kalverkamp more»
Photo of construction kit for a nuclear power plant

Debates about the nuclear future in Thailand

- March 24, 2011 - In 2010 the Government of Thailand adopted the Power Development Plan. It provides the construction of five nuclear power plants. But the nuclear disaster in Japan has opened up the discussion about the nuclear future of Thailand again. Jost Pachaly more»

Nuclear Power Worldwide



Half Life: Radioactive Waste in India

- April 8, 2011 - Nuclear Energy generation is slated to rise in the coming decades from the present 3 percent to upto 20 percent in the energy mix of India. With climate change concerns, nuclear energy is now being brought back and reconsidered as 'clean' and 'zero cost' energy. The amount of waste created will increase manifold. more»


Energy of the Future?

- April 8, 2011 - The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in cooperation with Hnutí DUHA and the Czech branch of the international organisation WISE, has attempted to describe in greater detail the causes and manifestations of nuclear energy’s exceptional position in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The result is this publication, which contains contributions by experts from five countries in the region: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria. more»

Nuclear Power in Uruguay

- April 8, 2011 - Since 1992 Uruguay has a law forbidding the use of nuclear power. Nevertheless the energy ministry of the government worked on an energy plan for the next 25 years focused on a great increase in renewables, sustainable biofuels and energy efficiency, which would make a nuclear power plant obsolete. Michael Alvarez Kalverkamp more»

The nuclear debate in Chile

- April 8, 2011 - In quake- and tsunami-striken Chile, things have turned different since March 12th. After Fukushima 86 percent of Chileans are against nuclear power and even 60 percent would not accept it “under any circumstances”. But the mega hydro projects are also controversial. Michael Alvarez Kalverkamp more»

Perspectives Middle East No.1: Nuclear Energy and the Arab World

- April 5, 2011 - In the first edition of Perspectives Middle East, activists and decision-makers from the Arab world and Europe critically discuss the transfer and use of civilian nuclear energy in the region. With contributions from Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Hamed Beheshti, Ali Darwish, Leila Ghanem, Dennis Kumentat und Nikolaus Supersberger, Najib Saab, Larbi Sadiki, und Jürgen Trittin. more»

Is there a Nuclear Revival in the United States?

- March 14, 2011 -

The U.S. currently has 104 nuclear reactors. Many of them that have received extensions would never be approved for construction today, experts argue. The U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has not turned down a single renewal application thus far. How safe is nuclear power in the United States?

  Michele Boyd more»

Myth of Nuclear Power

barrel with radioactive waste

Myth of nuclear power - a guide

- July 29, 2010 - To address the myths of nuclear power, the Heinrich Böll Foundation has commissioned renowned international nuclear experts to deliver reports that provide the public with an overview of current, facts rich, and nuclear-critical know-how. more»

Karte: Atomkraft Weltweit | Map: Nuclear Power Worldwide

Größere Karte | Map in Original Size

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