True facts about ocean radiation and the Fukushima disaster

The Fukushima disaster has "led to some wild speculation on the widespread dangers of Fukushima radiation on the internet... I’m here to tell you that these posts are just plain garbage. While there are terrible things that happened around the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan; Alaska, Hawaii and the West Coast aren’t in any danger. These posts were meant to scare people (and possibly written by terrified authors). They did just that, but there is a severe lack of facts in these posts. Which is why I am here to give you the facts, and nothing but the facts."

By |2014-01-07T15:04:35+00:00January 7th, 2014|Guest Insights|141 Comments

Will cooling temperatures calm the European windstorm?

After Denmark (Europe's star wind energy performer), Germany boasts (sic!) the highest power costs in Europe -- Danes and Germans alike pay about 300% more than Americans for electric power that is increasingly unreliable. The Australians, who had charted a similar course, threw out their Green government. But what will Americans do?

By |2013-10-17T11:35:05+00:00October 8th, 2013|Media, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Will cooling temperatures calm the European windstorm?

Report indicates no major health effects from Fukushima

When the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan was damaged by a major earthquake, many expected long-term radiation problems. But scientists recently brought together by a UN scientific committee found Japan’s general public and the vast majority of workers at Fukushima are unlikely to suffer any future health effects linked to small radiation leaks.

By |2013-07-12T11:58:12+00:00July 3rd, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Report indicates no major health effects from Fukushima

German media’s veer from green energy

A few years ago, Germany was “fully committed” to the EU’s goal of ending fossil fuel use. It was building lots of wind turbines, and even some solar farms despite its often-cloudy skies. After the tsunami, Prime Minister Angela Merckel announced Germany would phase out its nuclear plants quickly, implying more power from renewables.

By |2012-10-25T11:11:24+00:00October 25th, 2012|CFACT Europe|5 Comments

Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a South African nuclear physicist and CFACT advisor, explains on Kenyan TV that Africans need to greatly increase the availability of affordable electricity and do not need Europeans telling them "No."

By |2012-10-25T11:42:17+00:00January 20th, 2012|Videos|Comments Off on Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

The headlines this week deal with the North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia and the earthquake that struck nearby. Earlier in the summer, it was the Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear plants in Nebraska and the encroaching Missouri River floodwaters. Before that it was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear complex.

By |2012-10-25T11:57:57+00:00August 25th, 2011|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

Today’s nuclear reactors safer than Fukushima plants

In light of the nuclear crisis in Japan, should the world abandon nuclear power for safety reasons? Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a nuclear physicist, says no, and here explains why: “The Fukushima nuclear plants are forty years old and use an outdated boiling water reactor design. . ."

By |2012-10-25T11:45:17+00:00April 12th, 2011|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Today’s nuclear reactors safer than Fukushima plants

Fears & facts about nuclear power

The ground hadn’t stopped shaking. Tsunami waters had not receded. And yet coverage of this awful natural disaster – a scene of almost unfathomable devastation and death – was already giving way to single-minded focus on radiation exposure and meltdowns.

By |2012-10-25T11:46:04+00:00April 11th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Fears & facts about nuclear power

Holland spurns windmills and goes nuclear

Holland has long been known for its tulips, wooden clogs and, of course, windmills. So it’s probably not surprising when the European Union moved to increase its use of renewable energy, Holland was among the first to jump on board the windmill bandwagon.

By |2012-10-25T11:53:38+00:00March 25th, 2011|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Holland spurns windmills and goes nuclear

The Japan nuclear emergency in context

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan delivered a devastating one-two punch to that island nation and to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. So what does much of the world do? You guessed it. They blamed the designers, builders and operators of the nuclear plant for not doing a good enough job.

By |2012-10-25T11:53:20+00:00March 24th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on The Japan nuclear emergency in context

We need nuclear: Wind won’t keep us warm

CHURCHVILLE, VA—The air over northeastern Japan is slightly radioactive—not at dangerous levels for people, but an indicator that higher levels might come. The newspapers in Japan and here are talking earnestly about failures in pressure vessels and falsified safety reporting, as they should. But now, a slightly hysterical Surgeon General of the United States is recommending that millions of U.S. residents buy iodide crystals to ward off potential thyroid cancer—from a nuclear event thousands miles away. Four thousand people were on the site of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986; nine have died from thyroid cancer exposure. Greenpeace, under a [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:59:04+00:00March 22nd, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on We need nuclear: Wind won’t keep us warm
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