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What the Scientists Know

“Nuclear power? No thanks!” has been the slogan for German anti-nuclear movement since the ‘70s. With the recent tsunami, earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan, anti-nuclear protestors, picket signs and loudspeakers in hand – prepare for battle. Tightly gripping the misunderstood giant’s neck, anti-nuclear protesters aren’t planning to let go easily. As difficult as it […]

In the Shadow of the Reactors

It is 6 p.m. on a mild Easter Monday in downtown Vienna. I slowly but steadily stroll up to Stephansplatz from Rotenturmstraße, watching children with their grandparents slurping some ice cream. I take a spoonful of the frozen treat while the sun warms my skin, and I decide that spring has finally come. All of […]

Nuclear Power: Safe No More

The huge scale of the disaster that has struck in Japan since the earthquake on Mar. 11 almost defies comprehension. The numbers are constantly being nudged upwards but at the time of writing, the latest count of the dead and missing has reached 25,000 and ten times that number have been left without shelter in […]

Angela Merkel’s No-Win Decision

A striking blow or a smart political maneuver? Chancellor Angela Merkel’s directive to temporarily shut down seven of the 17 atomic power plants in Germany came as a response to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Or did it? Strangely enough, her decision also came just days before the Mar.27 regional elections in Baden Württemberg. […]

Debunking the Nuclear Advantage

The horrific events unfolding in Japan – revealed by footage of smoke-emitting reactors and abandoned towns in the contamination zone – are confirming suspicions that nuclear energy is neither clean nor safe. Tokyo’s drinking water has been declared hazardous to infants and consumers have been advised against eating vegetables grown in the prefecture that is […]

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